The blues have been around for the past 10 days. It has been hit or miss but if you put your time in and/or keep track of them, it can be good fishing. Today was a "good day" (15 in the boat, then released) as was last Monday. I caught blues until I really, really needed to go home. Other days it is 4-5 or as many as 7 and once it was a complete bust! We have all heard stories of 12-15 pounders that shrink when a scale surfaces. Many of the fish I have handled were 10#s and one scaled in at 13 1/2#s! That was one mean alligator!
I have only had one day that I could catch them on surface plugs. They were real spooky and I caught them on an Ocean Lures swimming bait fish. I use white for bass & blues.
Needless to say the mackerel have vanished until the blues move on. When that happens I have a few beaches I want to troll with bridled baits. The better bass were just starting to show again and the bait disappeared! Mid September should be fun!