Bluefish Fishing Bait
Crafting the Best Baits for Bluefish
Bluefish are popular saltwater game fish found along the United States’ eastern Atlantic coast. You’ll primarily find bluefish inhabiting shallow waters foraging near the surface. Adult bluefish are aggressive predators, mainly preying on baitfish fish. Sardines, anchovies, shrimp and squid are popular bluefish meals. Large bluefish groups will attack schools of forage fish churning the water and creating an easily visible feeding frenzy. Finding group of “schooling” bluefish makes for an exciting fishing experience. Approach these feeding frenzies quietly and turn off your boat’s engine to avoid disturbing the bluefish. Beware the bluefish’s razor sharp teeth as you pull one into your boat.
Shop Bluefish Lures and Baits
Plugs and spoons imitating live fish are the best lures for bluefish. Surface plugs like the Atom Striper Swiper and the Atomizer are highly successful bluefish fishing lures. Try a top water plug like the Atom Forty Swimmer, reel steadily keeping the bluefish lure two to three feet under the water. Sharp bluefish teeth easily bite through lines, attach a leader at least eight to ten inches long to keep avoid losing the fish and your lure. Five inch Kalin’s grubs in natural colors are another sure bet for landing bluefish.