Video: Live-Bait Bluefishing 101

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In the fall of 2011, massive schools of menhaden (aka, bunker, pogies) moved into Mattapoisett Harbor in upper Buzzards Bay, attracting double-digit bluefish. The blues, which ranged from 8 to 15 pounds, were a blast on light tackle, but getting them to eat wasn’t the sure thing you’d expect when pogies are on the menu. However, we got lucky on a few outings, during which we captured the accompanying video.

As you’ll see, there’s more to snagging pogies and fishing them than meets the eye, and applying a few subtleties can make a big difference in your score at the end of the day—even with less-than-discerning species such as bluefish.

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httpv://youtu.be/zeK0Qi1TtkY

In the fall of 2011, massive schools of menhaden (aka, bunker, pogies) moved into Mattapoisett Harbor in upper Buzzards Bay, attracting double-digit bluefish. The blues, which ranged from 8 to 15 pounds, were a blast on light tackle, but getting them to eat wasn’t the sure thing you’d expect when pogies are on the menu. However, we got lucky on a few outings, during which we captured the accompanying video.

As you’ll see, there’s more to snagging pogies and fishing them than meets the eye, and applying a few subtleties can make a big difference in your score at the end of the day—even with less-than-discerning species such as bluefish.

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