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Have you ever eaten a Bergall?

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But some of the guys that fish with me have, they keep the big ones we catch out on cox's ledge. They say they taste like the kissing cousins, tog.

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41 mins ago, Tomm24 said:

I don't think I've ever caught one big enough to keep

come summertime cod fishing with me next August we often catch them between 1-2 pounds on Cox's ledge while cod fishing. Biggest I ever caught was around 3 pounds that I caught near Block Island while scup fishing.

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I've kept some larger ones between 18-22 inches.  They have nice white meat, which I think does circles around cod in the taste department.  They are closer to striper in terms of the firmness of the meat.

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I fished on a six pack boat with a guy that owned a thai restaurant (I think) and he kept all the little ones. He said he fried them in a wok whole and you can eat the fins, bones, the whole thing.

Some of the big ones that you see in pictures look pretty good. 

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6 mins ago, Slappy said:

They're great to eat.  I get 12" to16" fish when jigging cod in the kayak...

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Where do you fish that you get cod pedaling distance from shore?

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North shore MA.

 

cod aren't legal to take anymore, so now it is a cunner fishery.  fish are less than a half mile offshore all along the MA, NH, and ME coastline.  tons of cod in 50-80' of water.

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Funny how not all that long ago, bergall were nothing but 'bait stealing' 'trash' fish that no one kept....until the target species were fished out....

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1 hour ago, daves745t said:

Funny how not all that long ago, bergall were nothing but 'bait stealing' 'trash' fish that no one kept....until the target species were fished out....

that's the story for the next generation unfortunately.

 

 

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