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PECo



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:39 am    Post subject: Bluefish Reply with quote

I don't have much experience fishing for bluefish, but I know that the Connecticut State Record is 24 pounds, 13 ounces. Yesterday, NWDarkcloud (aka Bob), TurtleKiss (aka Kira) and I caught a bunch over the flats of the Connecticut River that ranged from about eight pounds to 16 pounds, five ounces. After the fun we had with them, yesterday, I'd rather catch a bunch of blues than pike.

What's considered to be a BIG bluefish?
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Michael



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you don't have much history with catching bluefish, or big bluefish, than big would be a 10 pound gator blue.

But if you've caught plenty over 10 pounds, than a 15 pound gator blue is big.

You hardly find bluefish called gorilla blues anymore. Those are 20 pounds and over.
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fish4fun



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A sixteen pound 5 once blue is huge, and would of won you 500 dollars in this years bluefish tourny. http://www.wicc600.com/2013/06/17/wicc-greatest-bluefish-tournament-on-earth/
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Redneckangler



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mid teens put up a hell of a fight PECo. Twenty+ is an absolute monster. The 24 was a true freak of nature. If this year is like last, those big blues will hang around for a while before they head south.

From mid-to-late October last fall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0qyD81pfxk
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PECo



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't take a photo of the lunker, but I took a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoYDFw2Zjhs

After seeing the video, I realized that the fish actually weighed 16 pounds, six ounces.

And here's a video of a bluefish hitting a walking bait:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II7uQuWpb9k
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Michael



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice vid Phil!

If you had throwing a topwater 4"+ and made lots of noise on the surface, you would have been getting tons of hooksets and monster explosions.

Looking forwards to more vids, and the best part of a bluefish vid is watching the fish exploding on the lure.
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