View Full Version : No More Keeping Pout.

05-01-2012, 08:32 PM

05-01-2012, 09:45 PM
Yeah. They must be endangered, too.

05-01-2012, 09:58 PM
Most people I know think they are too ugly to keep anyway. Don't taste bad but not great either. More interesting are the regulations on witch flounder/grey sole, and and yellowfin flounder. How does one differentiate those from winter flounder??? I caught a few "grey sole" last year but I'm sure if NJDEP was at the dock or on-board there would be problems.

05-01-2012, 10:00 PM
that is nuts,

05-01-2012, 10:42 PM
is that just for new england? either way


05-01-2012, 10:46 PM
Who's catching Atlantic halibut off the coast of NJ anyway?

05-02-2012, 07:29 AM
Illegal in all federal waters unless stated that it only applies to a certain region. I know of one or two halibut caught here every year by commercial fisherman. Yellowtail flounder are lighter in color with some speckles, have an even smaller and more elongated mouth and are almost as thin as a windowpane. Rarely caught on hook and line, always in the ocean.

05-02-2012, 09:40 AM
Is there a reason why or just because.. Over the winter i ate my first one.. it was pretty good.. i liked it..

05-02-2012, 05:02 PM
It started a few years ago with the moratorium on wolffish. Apparently they think people can't tell them apart.

Fin Reaper
05-02-2012, 07:10 PM
Save The Muppets!

05-05-2012, 08:20 AM
I wanted to refresh this thread. Yesterday I went out on the Jamaica 2. I had a very good day and caught 53 Ling and a nice Flounder. The Pout were so thick, there were times I was catching 5 Pout to one Ling. Most people don't realize the restriction, even though most people don't eat them. Just another example of insane fish regs. with no science behind it.

05-05-2012, 09:47 AM
Does this mean you won't be able to buy them in the foodstores either???

If you like them, eat them, they look just like ling fillets when cleaned.

I'm sure the conservation guys are getting just as sick of the BS regs they have to enforce also. I'd say they are more concerned with Short Bass, too many bass or Fluke and out of season fish in the buckets.

05-05-2012, 12:25 PM
I've been telling people about this the last couple of years, but they all think I am joking. I wish I was joking. If you can't tell the difference between a pout and a wolffish, you certainly can't tell the difference between a flounder and a fluke or a weakfish and a striped bass.

Secret squirrel
05-05-2012, 09:23 PM
Executive order cause they got lips like opra !