Along the mid-Atlantic coast, bluefish can show up almost anywhere at almost any time, but they are most prevalent in spring and fall. As early as March, big blues start showing in numbers on nearshore lumps, hills, reefs and wrecks. Later in the spring, the fish arrive at the beaches and inshore waters. In summer, the fish follow cool water and food north, but the blues reverse their course in early fall. First they show up on the beach and inshore structure, then in late fall they move offshore, where they stay all winter. Blues can handle water between 50 and 70 degrees but prefer temperatures close to the 60 degree mark. These fish will eat almost anything, so look for schools of squid, menhaden, mullet, silversides or sand eels to attract big blues. With more bluefish showing up in more places, these great game fish are becoming easier and easier to find.