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Well last night i went out on a boat out of barnaget light thinking i was going to have some fun catching some good size blues. After an hour ride out to sea I started getting some hits as soon as i dropped my line in, but couldnt land anything using my size 5 bluefish hook. So after i switched to a size 2 high low rig i started pulling in alot of fish. The thing was, they were all under 2 lbs.[confused][confused] The pool winner weighted 1 lb 10 oz. Does anyone know why they are so small so far out? i went on the same boat maybe a month ago to the same place and we were getting 10 or 12 lb fish. [confused][confused][confused]
 

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Or even where the heck the big ones are?:D
Thanks, Kevin
 

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The small ones are the good eating if ur goin to eat them...I personally hate bluefish but if u were to keep blues thats what u should keep.
 

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it was still a fun night i caught 13. and i do think the small ones are better eating. I just wish i brought ultra light:D
 

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they were slammin the big blues up till about a week ago...believ they are on the spawn now...should pick up again soon with the big fish
 

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sometimes you just hit a school of small ones, from my experience whenever you hit a school of blues they all tend to be pretty close in size
 

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Late July into mid August...blues seem to take time off and spawn. As another poster mentioned, the small blues are the best to catch for eating. I used to troll umbrella rigs up and down the LBI coast and IBSP coastline in early September and load up on small blues. Sometimes 3 on a rig at once. Small ones were the tastiest.
 

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anybody been gettin the blues in the bays at all, Tuckerton area to be specific
 

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heard they are comin back..gettin some bigger ones here and there 5-13lb
Thats good to hear[up]looking foward to the fight
 
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