Like It or Not, the Blues Are Here

Some are going to cheer this news; others are sure to curse. I got my first bluefish of the year last night from shore in the Bay while fishing with a Slug Go for stripers. The blue went about five pounds. This is very early for bluefish, but everything has been early this year so I am not surprised at this catch. Whether there are a lot of them or not, I don’t know.

I have been taking keeper bass just about every evening in the last week on skinny plastic, but I landed none tonight though I had a couple of good fish on. Bluefish can be real pests when you are fishing skinny plastic, as they will often cut these expensive offerings to shreds. But, hey, unlike many striper guys, I do like catching blues. So, I am cheering their presence!