Bluefish are wild-caught in temperate and semi-tropical waters worldwide. Most commercial fishermen use gill nets to catch bluefish, but 65% of the allowable catch is allocated to the recreational sector—where rod and reel fishing is the typical method. Some commercially available bluefish are caught by rod and reel as well. Much of Acme's bluefish comes from near Long Island where the fish arrives during summer months after spawning in offshore waters. The firm blue/brown fatty flesh is ideal for hot smoking.