TLap21

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18 mins ago, TLap21 said:

Pout is my only guess. Any help?
 

Thanks! 

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No need for help. That’s what it is. 

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10 mins ago, TLap21 said:

Thanks, Seadogg.  Appreciate the confirmation! 

You’re welcome. I’ve never caught one with rod and reel but I spent several summers aboard a lobster boat during my younger years and they were sometimes in the traps. Goofy things. Pretty often they were a pain to get out of the traps because they were slimy and knew how to coil themselves around any available features. 

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30 mins ago, Seadogg said:

You’re welcome. I’ve never caught one with rod and reel but I spent several summers aboard a lobster boat during my younger years and they were sometimes in the traps. Goofy things. Pretty often they were a pain to get out of the traps because they were slimy and knew how to coil themselves around any available features. 

I thought they were more grayish darker color. At least ones I've seen. 

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1 min ago, foxfai said:

I thought they were more grayish darker color. At least ones I've seen. 

I’ve seen them in a variety of colors, even grayish. 

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9 hours ago, jmei said:

Definitely an ocean pout. That yellowish coloration is fairly common. 

Yup

 

you guys that said wolf, it’s time for an eye exam. 

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I haven't gone offshore bottom fishing since the late 80's and early 90's, when it far easier to catch codfish vs haddock (in fact haddock catches were almost newsworthy...at least in local fishing magazines). But anyway, we also caught a number of ocean pout as well as wolffish back in those days...and the fish in the pic is definitely an ocean pout

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We also used to catch a lot of what NY'ers called (incorrectly) lingcod, which was a species of hake (can't recall if they're actually red or squirrel hack)...in New England, I think they used to call them 'mud hake'

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not to be stupid, but,  is this what is called cusk too? 

all i've ever seen was white fillets...........

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4 mins ago, unskunk said:

not to be stupid, but,  is this what is called cusk too? 

all i've ever seen was white fillets...........

No. Cusk are a different fish. 

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