Bluefish (Horse Mackerel, Skipjack, Salt-Water Tailor, Blue-Snapper, Greenfish, etc.): Caught near the surface by still-fishing, with crab and small-fish bait, by trolling with a lead, cedar, bone, or pearl imitation squid, in the ocean and its surf and bays, on any tide from early summer to November, and by still-fishing in deep channels, creeks, and rivers with crab and small-fish bait—Spearing, Menhaden, etc. Weighs from one to 15, pounds. Range: Central Brazil and the Guianas through the Gulf of Mexico and north to Nova Scotia, though not found in the Bay of Fundy. Common near New York. A popular way to fish is with rod and reel from anchored boat while another grinds up Menhaden and throws overboard. This is called "chumming." Strong rod is necessary with reel holding 600 ft. of heavy line, with a four or five foot leader snelled with wire. No. 1 Virginia, 5/0 Sproat or O'Shaughnessy hook baited with chunk of Menhaden.
Randall, Wainwright. The Angler's Guide: a Manual for Campers and Anglers. New York: Field and Stream Pub., 1909. Print.
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