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Sweet Sunday on the water
« on: June 26, 2016, 06:59:42 PM »
The wife and I got out today in search of dinner. The target was Black Sea Bass, a species which typically hangs around 50-100' on rocky bottoms. We catch them on squid-shaped jigs tipped with squid, big chrome jigs with squid or a hi-lo rig baited with squid strips. They like squid. ::) Or just about anything that swims by small enough to eat, if you look really close this guy has a small white crab in his mouth. These are salt water fish so the tide plays a big part and we usually need 10-12 ounce bank sinkers to get meat to the bottom.

Anyway they are one of the most tasty of the saltwater fish, all white flaky meat. This guy got the oil about an hour ago. A big one is 5 lbs, 6 is a trophy. The picture is of a 3 lber. They have some cool colors which change throughout their lives since they are all born female and change to males as they age. No idea which bathroom they use. The males have a pretty blue color and that silly hump on their heads as you can see in the picture. This is about 3 miles off shore in Long Island Sound, 95 FOW.


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Sweet Sunday on the water
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Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2016, 08:30:35 PM »
That's a pretty strange looking fish.

Guess you never know what you'll pull out of the ocean.

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Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2016, 06:28:15 AM »
That's a pretty strange looking fish.

Guess you never know what you'll pull out of the ocean.


They do look a little tropical with the tail tendrils, but the neon blue is really cool.

We only caught about 20 yesterday in a little over an hour. I was out with a couple friends several years ago when we caught doubles (one on each hook of the hi-lo) every drop for an entire six-hour tide. Bait hits bottom simply reel up without waiting for a bite. Easily 500 each, nuts. Ton of fun for kids, as long as they're big enough to reel in 100' of line.

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Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2016, 06:31:28 AM »
GREATV EATING FISH DEADBIRD!!!! 8)
IVE GOTTEN OUT FOR THOSE ON PARTY BOATS,LOTS OF FUN.
BY THE WAY,,YOUR BELLY ISNT AS BIG AS COWDAWGS,,LOL ;)
ITS GREAT TO SEE SOME SALTWATER FISH ON THIS SITE......
KEEP THOSE PICS COMMING.. :)
What turned out to be a Joke,The Law Dogs  Dont Understand!!!!

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Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2016, 06:31:28 AM »

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Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2016, 06:41:51 AM »
GREATV EATING FISH DEADBIRD!!!! 8)
IVE GOTTEN OUT FOR THOSE ON PARTY BOATS,LOTS OF FUN.
BY THE WAY,,YOUR BELLY ISNT AS BIG AS COWDAWGS,,LOL ;)
ITS GREAT TO SEE SOME SALTWATER FISH ON THIS SITE......
KEEP THOSE PICS COMMING.. :)

Yes, they sure are tasty chez. BTW, I was sucking it in for the photo. LOL!!

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Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2016, 07:08:42 AM »
Lmao,,,,i was at the point,there was no sucking it in left....

Im Only busting on Cowdawg....
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Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2016, 07:32:31 AM »
yeah, we used to catch them on the party boats too. But I was a little kid back then, I hardly remember. Been way too long since I fished the salt. Around 35-40 years.

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Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2016, 08:14:11 AM »
Nice eater Stuart! Good job!
Do what you like, like what you do! LIFE IS GOOD!

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Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2016, 12:11:49 PM »
Very neat looking fish,buddy brought me some filets before he called a black fish...same or different?
Was good eatting
Good job on the fish Stuart 👍

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Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2016, 02:57:48 PM »
Very neat looking fish,buddy brought me some filets before he called a black fish...same or different?
Was good eatting
Good job on the fish Stuart 👍

A blackfish is different, the correct name is Tautog. It has meat which is firm, whereas the black sea bass is flaky. Both are excellent table fare. Blackfish can be caught all summer, but the primary season is fall when they move inshore into shallow water. Total bulldogs, I've broken a rod each of the last three years on blackfish trying to keep them out of the rocks.

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Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2016, 05:10:44 PM »
Thanks for clearing that up...tautog I remember him saying that

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Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2016, 05:17:49 AM »
tautogs are fun to catch. We used to jig for them off the stone jettys on the south shore with busted up clams and bloodworms.

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Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2016, 06:23:48 AM »
tautogs are fun to catch. We used to jig for them off the stone jettys on the south shore with busted up clams and bloodworms.

They're extra tough off a jetty, they shoot right into the rocks. We have the best luck on the tog with a 1/2 green crab.

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Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2016, 07:15:09 AM »
yup. A buddy of mine had a little 12ft dingy we would take out about 20 yards form the jetty at the surface. and drop down. You have to let them swim around with the bait and then set the hook and reel like mad to get them away from the rocks!

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Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2016, 08:32:42 PM »
Lousy picture but you get the idea. Another sea bass bloodbath Thursday afternoon, the small ones are 17" just under 2 lbs, this is a two man limit. In a couple of hours a buddy and I caught around 50, plus assorted "other" fish. I want to post pics of blackfish and black sea bass together but the bait shops don't have green crabs for blackfish bait, and I'm too lazy to trap them.



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Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
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