- Aug 30, 2011
And flounder by the 5 gal pail. I have been asked to keep sea robbins. I heard chefs are making use of them now. Use to give them to my old neighbor for his lobster pots along with cunners.30-35 years ago my brother and I fished a lot in sound. Back then you could actually catch a lot of Blackfish (great eating fish) and we used to (and its not really legal but we were kids) sell them "in the backdoor " of a couple chinese places. literally back door (heres 20 pounds, heres 60 dollars cash) Anyway thats the preface to the story, there was a pretty famous shoreline restaraunt, who asked us to save the Skates we caught (skates were , and still are to me , garbage but I know times have changed on them) , and skates were an unfortuante byproduct of blackfishing, for every 1 blackfish you caught you you catch 4-5 skates, drove us nuts. and I found out why they wanted them. They were "punching" meat out of the skate wings and selling them as scallops. Anyway, monetizing those pieces of garbage (we let them go cheap, but it helped with Blackfish bait costs) was shocking. Restaraunt still there.