Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

(Linnaeus, 1766); POMATOMIDAE FAMILY; also called blue, tailor, elf, chopper, marine piranha, rock salmon, snapper blue, Hatteras blue
Found worldwide, expect in the eastern Pacific, in temperate to tropical waters although sporadic in occurrence and location.
The bluefish is one of only three species of the family Pomatomidae. The mouth has extremely sharp teeth. The existence of a spine in the second dorsal fin, the absence of head markings, and the lack of an interspace between the dorsal fins distinguish the bluefish from the similar looking greater amberjack, Seriola dumerili. The bluef... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
14.40 kg (31 lb 12 oz)
Hatteras, North Carolina, USA
30-Jan-1972
 

All-Tackle (Length) World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
87.0 cm
Shrensbury Rocks, New Jersey, USA
19-Jun-2013
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
7.82 kg (17 lb 4 oz)
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, USA
01-Dec-1992
M-02 kg (4 lb)
9.30 kg (20 lb 8 oz)
Horta, Faial, Azores, Portugal
07-Jul-1995
M-03 kg (6 lb)
9.10 kg (20 lb 1 oz)
Montauk, New York, USA
13-Nov-1977
M-04 kg (8 lb)
9.07 kg (20 lb 0 oz)
Horta, Faial, Azores, Portugal
05-Jul-1995
M-06 kg (12 lb)
10.97 kg (24 lb 3 oz)
San Miguel, Azores, Portugal
27-Aug-1953
M-08 kg (16 lb)
11.65 kg (25 lb 10 oz)
Isle of Graciosa, Spain
10-Aug-1996
M-10 kg (20 lb)
11.11 kg (24 lb 8 oz)
Buxton, North Carolina, USA
03-Dec-1986
M-15 kg (30 lb)
12.92 kg (28 lb 7 oz)
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
06-Mar-2004
M-24 kg (50 lb)
14.40 kg (31 lb 12 oz)
Hatteras, North Carolina, USA
30-Jan-1972
W-01 kg (2 lb)
6.60 kg (14 lb 9 oz)
Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, USA
16-Nov-1991
W-01 kg (2 lb) (tie)
6.63 kg (14 lb 10 oz)
Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, USA
16-Nov-1991
W-02 kg (4 lb)
7.59 kg (16 lb 12 oz)
Nags Head, North Carolina, USA
02-Nov-1987
W-03 kg (6 lb)
7.71 kg (17 lb 0 oz)
Horta, Faial, Azores, Portugal
21-Aug-1999
W-04 kg (8 lb)
9.10 kg (20 lb 0 oz)
Horta, Faial, Azores, Portugal
31-Jul-1996
W-06 kg (12 lb)
8.95 kg (19 lb 12 oz)
Rodanthe, North Carolina, USA
24-Nov-1983
W-08 kg (16 lb)
9.52 kg (21 lb 0 oz)
Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, USA
03-Dec-1984
W-10 kg (20 lb)
11.11 kg (24 lb 8 oz)
Nags Head, North Carolina, USA
12-Nov-1971
W-15 kg (30 lb)
11.45 kg (25 lb 4 oz)
Chesapeake Bay, Hampton, Virginia, USA
11-May-1986
W-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
6.52 kg (14 lb 6 oz)
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
19-Oct-1984
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
6.61 kg (14 lb 9 oz)
Lobsterville Beach, Massachusetts, USA
19-Oct-1984
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
7.00 kg (15 lb 7 oz)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
11-Nov-1997
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
8.35 kg (18 lb 6 oz)
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
22-Oct-1984
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
8.73 kg (19 lb 4 oz)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
06-Nov-1980
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
8.95 kg (19 lb 12 oz)
Nags Head, North Carolina, USA
02-Nov-1987
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
7.64 kg (16 lb 13 oz)
Norwalk Islands, Connecticut, USA
29-Jul-1999
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
2.72 kg (6 lb 0 oz)
Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, USA
31-Aug-2007
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
4.98 kg (11 lb 0 oz)
Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, USA
08-Sep-2001
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
5.44 kg (12 lb 0 oz)
Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, USA
29-Dec-2001
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
6.35 kg (14 lb 0 oz)
Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, USA
19-Jul-1998
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
7.48 kg (16 lb 8 oz)
Shrewsbury, New Jersey, USA
19-Sep-2013
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
7.06 kg (15 lb 9 oz)
Shrewsbury, New Jersey, USA
25-Aug-2013
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
8.48 kg (18 lb 11 oz)
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
09-Oct-1995
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
8.36 kg (18 lb 7 oz)
Manasquan Inlet, Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
19-Oct-2013
F-Smallfry
9.19 kg (20 lb 4 oz)
Nantucket, MA, USA
19-Oct-2019
M-Junior
10.20 kg (22 lb 8 oz)
Horton's Point, New York, USA
24-Oct-1998
M-Smallfry
7.12 kg (15 lb 11 oz)
Squibnocket Point, Massachusetts, USA
13-Oct-2017

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