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Old 11-23-2014, 07:50 PM   #1
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Thinking about walking the beach tonight throwing a spoon after some blues. Has anyone had any luck seeing them recently?
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Old 11-23-2014, 08:18 PM   #2
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I've caught a few using cut bluefish. It's been over a week since I've seen any. The surf was nasty when I was out earlier this evening. Good luck!
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Old 11-23-2014, 08:47 PM   #3
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Thanks. Has anyone had luck catching them from the surf when the surf is up?
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:34 PM   #4
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In past years I could always count on catching bluefish in the fall. not this year.zilch
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We were catching them at the pass in OB a couple weeks ago at dusk. Could've loaded the boat with them. And I used to catch some nice ones there on some of the nastiest days, rough and rainy.... They used to hit that 3oz spoon all day!
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What kind of spoons do you guys use?
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Old 12-31-2014, 05:07 PM   #7
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when they are around they aren't that fussy,get something shiney out and they'll grab it
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Does the spoon size matter? I never really spent much time chasing blues. I know their belly meat works great for flounder
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Spoon size just depends on your gear size. I used to throw a 10' Ugly Stick surf rod with a 14000 Shimano reel- 3oz silver spoon. The fish didn't care- they'd hit that big old spoon anyway... I'd throw it off of the point as hard as I could.
I liked the smaller bluefish. I'd stick my knife in at the anal and slice them clean up past the gills and bleed them out on the beach (usually piercing the heart). Pretty good eating, especially fried, or throw them on the smoker whole!
We were using live shrimp last month fishing the jetties at Perdido Pass for bull redfish when they showed up- thick as thieves! I could have taken a boat load!
Here is a pic of a few I nabbed at the Perdido Pass Bridge off the kayak! You can tell that pic is a few years old! No gray hair!

We have had pretty good luck there under the bridge with some shrimp- just make sure you have a piece of steel leader- or they'll cut you off... nothing big & bulky. Some thin wire to keep you from getting cut off, after all- these aren't 25# monsters, mostly 3-4# or so.
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Getting a fish to hit a lure is one thing, hooking him is another. That being said, I'd stick with spoons from 1 1/2oz and smaller for winter bluefish. You're hookup rate will be higher.
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