JAN 27,2012 BLUEFISH RECOVERED TAGS

Today we will look at Bluefish recovered tags.Bluefish are one of the toughest to get returns from. Some taggers belief it is result of other Bluefish biting the yellow ALS tag. I do have a few interesting  returns on the 1485 Bluefish I have tagged

My first return was from Blue tagged in Great Bay 5/91 at 33″ and re-caught 7/91 Black Point,CT 34″     5/93 18″ tagged in Corsons Inlet   recaught 8/93 Shoreham ,Long Island 19″    9/97 tagged in Whale Cr Strathmere 15″   recaught 10/97  Chincoteaque,Va 15″       4/04 Ludlam Bay  18″” re-caught  Plum Is,NY 19″     5/04   Ludlam Bay  17″  re-caught Cold Spring Hbr,NY  18″     5/05  ICW Ocean City  16″‘  recaught   8/05 Montauk 18″       8/06 Ludlam bay 14″    re-caught 5/07 Pamilco Sound NC  19″       4/08 Ludlam Bay 17″  re-caught 5/09 Staten Is ,NY    24″     6/09  Ludlam Bay  15″   re-caught by M/V Squibacket  15 miles off Mass. 9/09 17″    5/09  Strathmere  23″  re-caught   11/09 Amagansett,NY 26″    9/11  Ludlam Bay 13″”  re-caught 11/11 Myrtle Beach ,SC 13″   9/02  Strathmere 14″      re-caught  11/02  Kitty Hawk fishing Pier,NC 15″      7/02  Strathmere  13″  11/02 Duck Is,NC 15″                                                                                                   

As you can see some do some traveling fairly fast but have not had any out more than 17 months most within  4 months  There is a good north south migration but I suspect once they get over 24″ they move more East-West but until I get returns that indicate that ,it is just a theory

TOTAL TAGGED 1485    TOTAL RECOVERED TAGS  35   2.4%