Bluefish are one of the best fighting fish around.
A typical Long Beach Island fishing charter often includes catching some of these great fighting fish.
The bays around Long Beach Island are loaded with schools and they're also caught in the ocean and the inlet. Just look for bird action and you'll find a school of blues.
Many people say that Bluefish are great fighting but not that great tasting. This LBI charter boat captain says that if their fileted and all the dark brown meat is removed they're delicious. Dip the fillet in beaten egg, dredge with white flour and pan fry to a golden brown. In this way they're not fishy tasting, but the secret is to remove every last bit of the brown meat. The smaller fish are better tasting than the big ones.