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#1 HANKG OFFLINE  

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Posted December 13, 2015 - 06:24 PM

Today was a beautiful day here in NJ with temps reaching near 70 degrees, my BIL and I took his 35' Bertram sport fisherman to the Shrewsbury rocks an area of ocean a couple of miles off the coast of NJ to catch Black fish (Tautog) these fish are dogged fighter's and are very tasty on the plate, there diet consists of shellfish, crabs clams and mussels. They are a regulated species and cannot be bought or sold on the open market, so if you want to eat them you have to catch them. Here is what a black fish or Tog look like, we caught 10 today.IMG_1271.JPG
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Posted December 13, 2015 - 06:35 PM

Never heard of them.  One of these days I'm gonna start doing a little fishing again.  Haven't for many many years.


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Posted December 13, 2015 - 06:37 PM

Nice fish! Sounds like good eating! I'm with Daniel, need to go fishing again!


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Posted December 13, 2015 - 06:47 PM

Good for you guys, I'm sure you will enjoy them. Never heard of them before. Very nice sencery in the background, clam water, looks like a very nice day.
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Posted December 13, 2015 - 06:52 PM

That's a cute little fish! I bet it would make a nice pet.


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Posted December 13, 2015 - 07:03 PM

They do not offer it any more but I remember when I was a kid  I used to like what Red Lobster called "Boston Bluefish"... IDK if that was just a "stage name" or if there really is such a thing. 


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Posted December 13, 2015 - 07:04 PM

Nice fish! Sounds like good eating! I'm with Daniel, need to go fishing again!

idea for one of the Plow days??? make it a couple day event, one day at the fishing hole....


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Posted December 13, 2015 - 07:05 PM

You do some neat fishing. I'd like to hit more salt water stuff one day.

With weather to way it has been doesn't look like any ice fishing is going to happen this year. Heck we were talking about taking the bass boat out and doing some fishing next weekm
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Posted December 13, 2015 - 07:44 PM

Togs are ugly bastards that eat way better than they look. If you have extra, my address is 50.......LOL
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Posted December 13, 2015 - 08:00 PM

We have fresh water fish that have that same kind of mouth.  Bottom feeders - call the Carp and Buffalo.  Lot of small bones in them but if fixed right and get them from cold water are a real tasty fish.


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Posted December 13, 2015 - 08:19 PM

Never have fished salt water. Would like to though. My experience is in fresh water fishing. This summer the wife and I will probably be out every day if possible. My son and I are the only ones who eat fish but the wife loves to catch fish for us. I agree Toppop, if he has extra I will volunteer to take some off his hands.  Thanks for sharing with us. Looks like a lot of fun and some good eating there.                                                                                           Roger


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Posted December 13, 2015 - 08:45 PM

Thinking about going out, but too busy... :(  :wallbanging:


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Posted December 14, 2015 - 05:05 AM

Congrats Hank! Never seen before this species, seems it doesn't live in North or Baltic Sea. This year I wasn't seafishing and when I see your catch, I'm a lil' bit jealous...


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Posted December 14, 2015 - 05:38 AM

you should have shown the teeth they have!


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Posted December 14, 2015 - 08:00 AM

Never have fished salt water...                                                                        Roger

 

Try it, Roger, you'll like it !!!


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