Bluefish

Shape

Synonyms

Pomatomus saltatrix

Edibility

Good, but may contain elevated mercury levels.

Regulations

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  • Bag Limit 3

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit. Effective February 28, 2020, the following interim regulations apply to all recreational vessels fishing for bluefish in federal waters from Maine through Florida: Private Recreational Vessels – Daily bag limit of 3 fish per person; For-Hire Vessels (Party/Charter Permit) – Daily bag limit of 5 fish per person. For more information including where to provide feedback, see Federal Register Atlantic Bluefish Link.

  • Bag Limit 3

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit. Effective February 28, 2020, the following interim regulations apply to all recreational vessels fishing for bluefish in federal waters from Maine through Florida: Private Recreational Vessels – Daily bag limit of 3 fish per person; For-Hire Vessels (Party/Charter Permit) – Daily bag limit of 5 fish per person. For more information including where to provide feedback, see Federal Register Atlantic Bluefish Link.

  • Bag Limit 15

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Fork Length

  • Closed Seasons from March 1st, 2020 to April 30th, 2020

  • Bag Limit 3

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size in Deleware state waters. Open year round.

  • Bag Limit 3

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit Open year round.

  • Bag Limit 3

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit. Open year round. No more than 2 treble hooks per lure. No bait with treble hook. It is unlawful to use any hook other than a circle hook when using bait.

  • Bag Limit 3

  • Additional Notes
    No closed season. No minimum size. Bag limit = 5 bluefish per person for party/charter vessels with a valid Federal party/charter vessel permit, and captained by a properly credentialed operator with a valid US Coast Guard endorsement.

  • Bag Limit 3

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size. Bag limit = 5 per person on for-hire or charter vessels For more information, see Virginia MRC SW Rec Fishing Rules Citation 16 lbs or 36 inches

  • Bag Limit 15

  • Bag Limit 3

  • Measurements Min Size: 8 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Open year round.

  • Bag Limit 3

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size. Open year round.

  • Bag Limit 3

  • License Required
    Eligible for NC Saltwater Fishing Tournament managed by Division of Marine Fisheries.

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size. Creel limit for bluefish is set by proclamation see the most recent DMF proclamation at www.ncmarinefisheries.net. The recreational creel limit for bluefish is 3 fish per person per day in all private (non for-hire) recreational fisheries. Recreational anglers engaged on a for-hire vessel can possess up to 5 bluefish per person per day.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Fork Length

  • Bag Limit 15

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Open season all year. There is no minimum size for your first 10 fish - the 12 inch minimum size only applies to 5 of your 15 fish possession limit.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Additional Notes
    No size limit.

  • Bag Limit 3

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit. Open year round.

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