Bluefish

Shape

Synonyms

Pomatomus saltatrix

Edibility

Good, but may contain elevated mercury levels.

Regulations

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  • Bag Limit 15

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size. Citation 16 lbs or 36 inches

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Fork Length

  • Bag Limit 15

  • Measurements Max Size: 24 in Total Length

  • License Required
    Eligible for NC Saltwater Fishing Tournament managed by Division of Marine Fisheries.

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 8 in Total Length

  • Bag Limit 3

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit. No bait with treble hook; no more than 2 treble hooks per lure. It is unlawful to use any hook other than a circle hook when using bait.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit

  • Bag Limit 15

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Fork Length

  • Bag Limit 15

  • Additional Notes
    No closed season. No minimum size.

  • Bag Limit 15

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Open season all year. There is no minimum size for your first 10 fish - the 12 inch minimum size only applies to 5 of your 15 fish possession limit.

  • Bag Limit 15

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size. Open year round.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Additional Notes
    No size limit.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size in Deleware Atlantic state waters.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Fork Length

  • Bag Limit 15

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit. Open year round. Bag limit of 10 fish per angler per day includes 'snappers'.

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