2024 Blowfish Season Is Upon Us

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Have you ever tried fishing for Northern Blowfish? These unique fish are not only fun to catch but also make for a great fishing experience for children of all ages. With just some light tackle and bait, you can be all set to catch the "chicken of the sea."

What makes Northern Blowfish a fun fish to catch?

Northern Blowfish, also known as pufferfish, are known for their distinctive appearance and behavior. They have the ability to inflate themselves when threatened, making them an interesting catch for anglers. Their playful nature and quirky looks make them a favorite among young anglers.

These "fun fish" can be foud at many local dockes around Long Island, including Patchogue's Mascot Dock  

We receive numerous questions on how to clean a blowfish. We posted this video before but worth repeating. Enjoy!


How to catch Northern Blowfish?

Catching Northern Blowfish is relatively easy and requires minimal equipment. All you need is a light tackle setup, such as a small fishing rod and reel, along with some bait like clam or squid. Simply cast your line near the bottom and wait for the fish to take the bait. Once hooked, reel it in gently to avoid damaging the fish.

Why are they called the "chicken of the sea"?

Northern Blowfish earned the nickname "chicken of the sea" due to their mild and delicate flavor, similar to that of chicken. They are often considered a delicacy in some regions and are prized for their taste. Whether you catch them for sport or for a tasty meal, Northern Blowfish are a versatile fish that can be enjoyed by all.

So, next time you're looking for a fun fishing experience that the whole family can enjoy, consider trying your hand at catching Northern Blowfish. With their playful nature and delicious taste, they are sure to make your fishing trip a memorable one.

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Attached is a list of some "Fun Fish Facts Around Long Island." Most are edible and plentiful too. So enjoy the summer and tight lines. (PDF)

Attached is an additional list of more "Fun Fish Facts-Part 2 Around Long Island." Most are edible and plentiful too. So enjoy the summer and tight lines. (PDF) Updated


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