Northeast - smallest bluefin caught on a live bluefish?

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Mijoy2
02-13-2010, 07:16 AM
With pogies being the live bait of choice last year for small/medium bluefin I got to wondering if these bluefin would go for a live bluefish of average size (5-10lbs or so).

I caught a 350lb 81" bluefin on a bluefish a few years back. However I am curious about smaller tuna going for bluefish since this is what we have had on the bank the last couple of years. Due to engine problems I have pretty much missed this fishery the last two years.

So, I am wondering, would a 40-70" bluefin go for a bluefish or do you think they'd pass them by because of the size? Sometimes getting bluefish is easier then getting pogies. And I don't have to get up at 2AM to look for bait.


Codfisher
02-13-2010, 07:59 AM
Snapper blues are like lollipops for SBFT :thumbsup:

Mijoy2
02-13-2010, 08:31 AM
Snapper blues are like lollipops for SBFT :thumbsup:

Yeah but they're actually tougher to find often then mid-size blues. I'm wondering if a small/medium bluefin would go for a larger fish such as a 5lb blue, or if only the bigboys(large medium/giant) are interested in these fish.


On The Edge 1
02-13-2010, 09:35 AM
If the BFT from last year come back this year they will be pushing the 70" class. I think they could be inticed to take a bluefish. :grin:

Bluefish the new pogie!!!

The rec guys are going to get a real shot at getting thier "1 trophy fish" this year.

cape_rover
02-13-2010, 01:56 PM
I've caught mid 60" tuna on 5# blues

JoshPtJudith
02-13-2010, 04:28 PM
Same here as cape_rover..mid 60" on 4lb bluefish, thing is though that honest 4-5 lb blues are v. tough to come by August/September unless ya know where they hang out..

Mijoy2
02-13-2010, 06:50 PM
Same here as cape_rover..mid 60" on 4lb bluefish, thing is though that honest 4-5 lb blues are v. tough to come by August/September unless ya know where they hang out..

Had luck out off the Pamet River in the Bay after exhausting all other areas. Makes for a bit long trip for me coming out of Plymouth.

DeadWeight
02-14-2010, 01:54 PM
what size hook do u put in a 5lb blue?

amarshall
02-15-2010, 05:48 AM
I've never had a problem finding rat blues at the race.

madkate88
02-16-2010, 07:35 AM
I have heard of a couple of instances where guy's actually caught huge stripers on small blues (while fishing for tuna) so I would think a medium sized tuna would have no problem smoking a decent sized blue.

ffiisshh0
02-16-2010, 02:32 PM
I had some nice 2-3 lb blues caught in my gillnet that I kited for an entrie day and never got touched. Maybe the wrong place, time, tide, etc., but the pogies got eaten each time. both tuna were in the upper 60's inch range. Weather they prefered the pogies or didnt see the blues, I dont know. I highly doubt they didnt see them when they were inside a 100 yard area from the pogies?? Very small sample, but 2 consistent results. Im sure they love small blues,as do the larger tuna. Maybe they are oppertunistic, and picked the easier meal?? I willcontinue to float the small blues when I get them, they just look too good out on that kite to not have em on the table!

big jay
02-16-2010, 08:14 PM
I had some nice 2-3 lb blues caught in my gillnet that I kited for an entrie day and never got touched. Maybe the wrong place, time, tide, etc., but the pogies got eaten each time. both tuna were in the upper 60's inch range. Weather they prefered the pogies or didnt see the blues, I dont know. I highly doubt they didnt see them when they were inside a 100 yard area from the pogies?? Very small sample, but 2 consistent results. Im sure they love small blues,as do the larger tuna. Maybe they are oppertunistic, and picked the easier meal?? I willcontinue to float the small blues when I get them, they just look too good out on that kite to not have em on the table!


I'll trade you pogies for 2lb blues any day of the week and twice on sunday.

JoshPtJudith
02-17-2010, 07:59 AM
I would pay good money for honest 2-3 lb live blues in August/Sept

labytheshore
02-27-2010, 05:01 PM
What is the recomended rig to fish live blues?
they seem to die reel quick when i've tried.



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