Spring Bluefish

16/05/2011 09:44

 Now that spring has arrived, this means that millions of baitfish will begin their migration. To anglers, this means some good fishing as wherever there are baitfish, larger predatory fish will be close behind. Every year, baitfish travel south as soon as fall arrives to wait until spring when they will once again travel north. As they travel along the coast, fishermen have a chance to catch a number of fish that follow these baitfish with the hopes of feeding on them.


Often, entire schools of bluefish as large as ten pounds each will pounce on any baitfish that they are following. It is at this time that just about any fishing lure will suffice when it comes to catching these aggressive bluefish. Once this species decides it is on the hunt, they will literally strike at anything that could be potential food.


What many surf fishermen will do when looking for the best chance of catching bluefish is grab their binoculars and stand on top of their trucks or cars in order to get the best view of both sides of the surf. This is where they are likely to notice a school of bluefish that might be feeding. As soon as they are spotted, they jump off of their vehicles and grab their fishing reels.


At times it may be necessary for these anglers to wade into the water so that their casts will reach out to where the fish are at. This is when things could potentially become dangerous as many fishermen have had their fingers bitten off by the mouths of these fish.


An angler who is after bluefish will generally turn to such fishing tackle as spoons and other lures. However, every once in a while you might notice that a few of these brave anglers will make long casts using cut bait and pyramid sinkers. These are the anglers that are choosing to fish just below the school of baitfish. The Icast show provides even more advice for fishing.


Regardless of whether or not you are fishing from the shore or fishing from a boat, anglers can also expect to catch a decent amount of redfish trailing behind schools of menhaden. At times, these redfish have been recorded to reach as many as fifty pounds each and every year. In addition to large red and bluefish, you might also be pleasantly surprised when you reel in your catch only to find that you have a shark or a cobia on the other line. Wherever schools of baitfish are, you are sure to not be disappointed in your fishing pursuits.