North Shore Charters
Martha's Vineyard Charter Fishing
North Shore Charters

Martha's Vineyard Charter Fishing

Bluefish, Menemsha Blues

The Bluefish is the only species in the Pomatomidae family. This prolific and exciting game-fish can be found all over the world and is known by a variety of monikers. Other common names are Blue, Chopper, Anchoa, Shad (East Coast Africa) and Elf (West Coast Africa).

The bluefish is known by its grayish blue slightly green colorings with white on the sides and underside of the fish. The Bluefish has exceptionally sharp teeth and is quite strong for its size. Bluefish can weigh up to and over forty pounds, although, encountering a bluefish this size is quite rare unless you happen to be on a North Shore Charter with skilled Captain Scott McDowell.

The Bluefish begin to show up in large numbers in early June. If you looking to experience the exhilaration of landing a hard fighting blue fish its time to call capt. Scott McDowell and book a Menemsha Fishing Charter on the “Lauren C”!


Bluefish Information

Bluefish are known to be an aggressive species of fish, often attacking baitfish with such force and fervor its known as a Bluefish Blitz. Witness the intensity of a Bluefish Blitz and get in on the action! You can be sure that Marthas Vineyard Charter Fishing boat captain Scott McDowell of North Shore Charters has the know how to find the fish.

In addition to this aggressive character, Bluefish are said to be cannibalistic. This may explain why they tend to swim in schools of fish all of similar size. Bluefish are targeted as prey throughout their life. They are a favorite treat for Fluke, Larger Bluefish, Striped Bass, Tuna, Sharks, and many other species of Vineyard Fish.

With over 35 years of experience fishing the waters surrounding Marthas Vineyard, there is no question that you will encounter this unique species of fish on a North Shore Charter. The premiere Menemsha Fishing Chaters experience is North Shore Charters! Book today to get up-close and personal with a Vineyard Bluefish.

If you are looking for a more elegant solution than taxidermy to preserve the memory of catching that monster bluefish off Marthas Vineyard then consider a handmade copper Bluefish wall hanging from the The Copperworks of Menemsha. Capt. Scott McDowell is a talented coppersmith with the keen ability to translate the look and feel of island fish species into unique copper sculptures. The Copperworks online store has a variety of items including, Copper Wall Sconces, Copper Chandeliers, and Copper Light Fixtures. Stop by the online store and commemorate your Vineyard fishing charter with a one-of-a-kind copper fish!