Maybe your East coast blues got more smarts. Where we do'em out of Bodega Harbor on the west coast, they are danged near a nusiance fish. They even chew on the prop when chummed up. Cannot hardly get a bug thru them and down to the albies when trying to chum albies. Often have to move.
Haven't had the opportunity to toss at makos or threshers yet.....but someday!