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!
.......lee s.