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What are Bluefish?

Bluefish are a species of fish found in temperate and subtropical waters. Alternative names for Bluefish include Tailor and Elf. Bluefish are a very popular gamefish.

Bluefish are medium-sized fish, growing up to 24 inches in length and weighing about 10 pounds. They have a dark blue or purplish back with silvery sides and white bellies. Male Bluefish have a forked tail fin while females do not.

Bluefish can be found in freshwater environments, but are mostly found along the Atlantic coast of North America, from Florida to New York. Bluefish are also commonly found around the coasts of western Africa and South America.


What Do Bluefish Taste Like?

Bluefish have a rich, full flavor with coarse, moist meat. The larger the Bluefish, the more pronounced the flavor of the meat.

If you enjoy Mackerel, you will love Bluefish.


How to Cook Bluefish

Bluefish is best fresh and can be cooked in numerous ways including frying, broiling, grilling, or baking.

Simply brush the fresh Bluefish fillets with olive oil and cook over high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side (depending on thickness) until browned and serve with some fresh lemon slices.

Or, try some of our favorite Bluefish recipes we've created by checking out our recipe hub.