BLUEFISH - Pomatomus saltatrix Family Pomatomidae, BLUEFISHES
Description: color blue or greenish blue on
back, sides silvery; mouth large; teeth
prominent, sharp, and compressed; dorsal
and anal fins nearly the same size; scales
small; lateral line almost straight.
Similar fish: blue runner, C. crysos.
Where found: young can be found INSHORE spring and summer, moving OFFSHORE to join adults fall and winter.
Size: most west coast catches under 3 pounds, much larger on east coast.
Remarks: travels in large schools, following schools of baitfish; cannibalistic; all members of a given school about the same size; spawning occurs OFFSHORE in spring and summer.