Had a guy explain to me years ago that snapper blues were a different species of bluefish. He said that snappers are a smaller fish and don't grow as large as regular blues.
I thought it was possible at the time but never gave it much thought until now. Yesterday I decided to take home a few small blues to grill/smoke. These fish were about 2 -> 3 lbs at best. I was surprised to find they all, even one possibly 1 1/2 lb, had roe inside.
Anybody else hear of this ?