That's actually one of the main reasons I like catching them becuase they can be caught with lures that nothing else is really willing too take. If I have a lure in any of my tackle boxes fresh or salt and I never caught a fish on it or it is really beat up then I use it for blues and usually it works.blues are fun to catch when nothing else is biting, but they get old quickly when fishing soft plastics for bass and weakfish, especially from the bridges at night, or when youre catching them on mirrolures with 3 sets of trebles, have had blues dig the hook in past the barb into my finger, twice, both times with mirrolures.
Daytime though, catchin em off the rocks or in the backbay is a lot of fun, especially on metal or crappy lures you'd never use, they fight great and are super aggressive. Dont eat them anymore, though they really dont taste so bad... lots of cajun:thumbsup:
I love fishing for blues. A few years ago, before my run in with the law, there was a certain, well lit area in a construction zone. You could catch 1-3 pound blues on almost every cast with an occasional striper mixed in. The best was one night I took my son there and he had a blast.