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Old 03-30-2004, 02:05 PM
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has anyone in the new york area (long island sound) taken any blowfish in the last couple of years? how about outside of n.y.? these fish arent much of a fight but boy oh boy do they taste good.Chicken of the sea
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Old 03-30-2004, 03:01 PM
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Interesting you should mention them. They are catching 'em pretty good out at the Cape Lookout shoals off the coast of NC.There was a link on cleaning 'em on another site. Pretty good little video. Thought you might enjoy it.
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Old 03-30-2004, 03:02 PM
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Sorry forgot the link

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Old 03-30-2004, 09:57 PM
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I had caught some nice size blowfish last year in the great south bay,south shore LI
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Old 03-31-2004, 10:05 AM
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Vinny, they are delicious. There was some talk about them being poisonous but I think its a Pacific species that has some kind of gland that will make you sick.
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Old 03-31-2004, 11:47 AM
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About 30 years ago my family used to vacation way out on the North Fork of Long Island. We used to catch Blowfish all day long.

Ya gotta wonder what ever happened to those fish.

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Old 03-31-2004, 01:01 PM
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the link was on reddrumtackle.com
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Old 03-31-2004, 04:50 PM
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We used to buy a fish known locally as a "sea robin". The cleaned fish looked a lot like the finished product in the video clip. Are these one and the same species? If so, I can attest to the fact that they are fine eating!
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Old 03-31-2004, 04:59 PM
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better be careful and make sure you know how to clean them correctly..the east coast ones are poisonous also can truly be hazardous to your health if not treated just right. Not worth the risk imho..
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Old 03-31-2004, 10:38 PM
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Heard they had some poision in the tail area all my life. Appears it's true. Always been tempted to try it. If you do is there a part you shouldn't eat?

The video on one of the above posts was really good.

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Old 04-01-2004, 11:49 AM
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Fowl intent..... In the northeast,sea robins are considered junk fish. Some people do eat them an I'm told they are very good. Just cant bring myself to eat anything that ugly.

Steve.... Northeast blowfish are safe. I have heard of a poisonous variety off of Florida. Main thing in cleaning them is not to nick the intestines, the poisons are stored in one of those organs.

Though not as plentiful as they used to be and some years they are not here at all, when they are biting, I'm fishing for them as i have for over 40 years. One of the tastiest fish out there and no bones,basically you just eat the tail meat, looks like a little drumstick



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Old 04-01-2004, 01:41 PM
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I hope we get them back in the numbers that you are catching them in N.C..Iknew there was a reason why i always wanted to live there.Since i saw what that other fellow wrote about Sea Robbins I will try them at least once.During Fluke season we catch them as the nuisance fish,maybe ive been keeping the wrong fish..And thanks for that link to the video it was great.
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Old 04-01-2004, 02:21 PM
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One year working on a charter boat in NY, we were getting clobbered with sea robins and fluking was abysmal. The Capt told me to start "filling buckets" with sea robins, so I did. At the end of the day I filleted them up and gave each person some to take home.

On their return trip, every person told me how good they were.

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Old 04-01-2004, 03:45 PM
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c'mon boys, you don't eat blowfifh.....they eat you!... just like dems in the oval office
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Old 04-01-2004, 07:12 PM
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I remember as a kid 30 years ago catching blowfish off all the local docks in the GSB. I haven't seen one caught in years.

Vinny,
Somebody here as few years ago posted that SeaRobins were tasty and explained how to clean them. So I tried it, and I'll tell ya, they were NOT kidding. VERY good. I deep fried them in a beer batter and man it was good. I take a few big'uns home every year since.
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Old 04-01-2004, 07:25 PM
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Sea Robin is one of the best fluke baits, cut it up and catch a nicer fish!
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Old 04-01-2004, 08:09 PM
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True, Sea Robins are ugly as hell, but have you ever seen Tilapia? Served in restaurants and sold in fish markets, it's good but UGLY. Orange Roughy fillets are good, used to be called "Pacific Slimeheads"!! In NJ, Mackeral were a nuisance fish often called "Sewer Trout"!! It's all in how you want to look at it.
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