Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)


Scientific name: Pomatomus saltatrix


Bluefish has a greenish blue back, silvery sides, and large mouth with sharp teeth. Spiny dorsal and pectoral fins are folded back in a groove.


Juvenile bluefish are inshore in spring and summer, then migrate offshore to join the adults in fall and winter.

Florida locations:

A large number migrate to Florida east coast (inshore and continental shelf waters) in winter.

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