Blue Fish A Florida Gamefish
Catching bluefish on the inshore lagoons or nearshore fishing is usually a fun trip for any angler but also an easy time for families.
We take many different anglers out on Central Florida fishing trips. Family trips can be the most rewarding for everyone but also very challenging for the guide and their young anglers. “Taking an experienced angler out is often the easiest trip” explains Captain Richard. An experienced angler knows how to cast various rods & reels, bait his hook, present lures, baits, and other odds and ends. A young angler may not have the skills needed to perform in many situations, that’s where a good fishing guide can help youth to start developing skills at an early age.
“Captain Richard involves kids in collecting bait, bird watching, finding the fish and of course catching and landing their fish during the day. It’s a great educational trip as well as just a fun time of enjoyment for all.”
– Captain Gina
Families Want to Have Fun While Fishing
Don’t pressure everyone in the family to try too hard or put them in a situation they don’t feel comfortable. Speeding in a rough bay may be uncomfortable for a wife or child and fine for the husband. Most kids will help gather bait or watch animal life but aren’t interested in fishing for extended hours in cold or humid hot conditions. Make everything a positive experience, and you’ll make a fishing family out of yours and make them look forward to coming back every year for an Orlando fishing charter with us.
A Mom and Her Family’s Experience With Us Fishing
“Our guide showed us how to collect bait using a giant cast net and then stow the bait in a live well to keep them alive all day for fishing. He climbed out of the boat and into the water catching crabs, small shrimp and horseshoe crabs for us to observe and handle. He even showed us stingrays, manatees, dolphins, and ospreys; it was awesome. By the end of the day, our two daughters had caught all of our limits in fish and the Captain cleaned and packed it for the trip home.”
explains Tina from Indiana.
Typically the kids like to see all the neat creatures in and around the lagoon and catching fish is just a bonus. I’ll often let kids steer the boat (of course with close supervision), and that’s a thrill of its own.” Captain Richard Bradley explains.
I take my child fishing every year with Captain Richard and it’s always an adventure for both Kyle and myself. He’s fun, knowledgeable and great with kids and adults alike. I’ll be going back for years to come and I’m sure my children and grandchildren will too!
– Chuck Smith, Merritt Island, FL
About Blue Fish
Bluefish are colored blue or greenish blue on back and have silvery side and large mouths with prominent sharp teeth capable of cutting through flesh and small bones. A blue fish has compressed dorsal and anal fins nearly the same size and scales small, their lateral line is almost straight.
Found along the american coast the young bluefish usually INSHORE spring and summer, moving OFFSHORE to join adults fall and winter; strong migration of northeast Atlantic stock to Florida east coast in winter. While fishing Orlando we find blues along the beaches, inlets and Port Canaveral in our winters.
Blue fish travel in large schools, following baitfish, they can be cannibalistic and all members of a given school are usually about the same size Blues are ofen found spawning OFFSHORE in spring and summer.
Bluefish are NOT picky eaters and will devour amost anyting thrown at them including but not limited to dead bait, live bait, spoons, lures, fingers and loose clothing. Blues (as they’re often referred to) are capable of inflicting serious bites to an angler and if you observe them they are looking for the opportunity to bite the hand that’s taking them off the hook. Blue fish are not the best tablefare because of their dark oily meat. Young blue fish are acceptable eating when they are under four pounds. Florida Bluefish Regulations
12″ minimum size to the fork, limit of 10 per day per angler.
22 lbs., 3 ozs.