Bluefish is one of the most combattive saltwater fish you can catch on shore. Personally, I take a lot of fun with this fish on the shores of the Mediterranean. Always spectacular jumps out of the water, and it’s much more fun to fish for bluefish with surface lures. Even more impressive shot in slow motion, as in this video.
Big bluefish slamming topwater plugs in NJ. Video by Tom Lynch. Veteran anglers Bob McGinley, Eric Hoff and Bill fished Ron Muccie (Indestructable PVC) and Lex Lure pencil poppers with great success. Roberts Rangers, Big Ed’s and other assorted topwater plugs also scored big.
All hooks were barbless. All fish were released.
Video features high-frame-rate slow motion imagery : enjoy Topwater Fishing for Gator Bluefish
The bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) is the only extant species of the family Pomatomidae. It is a marine pelagic fish found around the world in temperate and subtropical waters, except for the northern Pacific Ocean. Bluefish are known as tailor in Australia, shad on the east coast of South Africa, elf on the west coast. Other common names are blue, chopper, and anchoa. It is good eating and a popular gamefish.
The bluefish is a moderately proportioned fish, with a broad, forked tail. The spiny first dorsal fin is normally folded back in a groove, as are its pectoral fins. Coloration is a grayish blue-green dorsally, fading to white on the lower sides and belly. Its single row of teeth in each jaw are uniform in size, knife-edged, and sharp. Bluefish commonly range in size from seven-inch (18-cm) “snappers” to much larger, sometimes weighing as much as 40 pounds (18 kg), though fish heavier than 20 pounds (9 kg) are exceptional (…) [source & read more on Wikipedia]
Bluefish is called Tassergal in french, Anjova in spanish & portuguese, Pesce Serra in italian.