Finally, as an FYI, yesterday’s fishing was lousy with very few bites on known blackfish spots.
Wishing everyone tight lines and perfect blackfish!
As much fresh tuna as you plan to eat (sushi grade is this will be consumed raw)
Start out by cubing the tuna into whatever size pieces you like. I did about 1/4 – 1/2 inch pieces. Place your cubes in a bowl. Coat tuna cubes with just enough soy sauce to coat all of them. Don’t over do it. Add a few drizzles of sesame oil (this stuff is strong) to taste. Mix up everything. Next up add a dab of the oyster sauce – this is to add a bit of sweetness and thicken up the soy sauce mix again. Cover the tuna and put in the fridge to marinade for about an hour.
Prepare some white rice. Top the rice with the tuna mixture and add green onions for color and flavor. Garnish with sesame seeds and enjoy!
When I got to my range and dropped I started catching cod immediately and had a 20 min drift good for 10+ fish, all tossed back because they were too small. Unfortunately during that 20 minutes the wind rose to a good steady 15 kts. When a gust over 20 kts hit the boat I said, screw this I’m out of here.
However during the drift the splashes moved closer and yes I could finally confirm them as tuna when a 6ish ft fish came a good 8 ft out of the water to let me know Charlie was in the building. Thank Poseidon that I took the tuna rod off the boat earlier in the week. Had it been there, I would have probably made a poor decision and thrown the spreader bar over in swells of 8 ft, a chop of 3 ft, 15 kt winds and by myself trolling in an area full of lobster gear.
It would have ended badly for sure had I hooked up, but it would have been on hell of an epic fail tale…
I got to lick my wounds upon returning to the harbor where I hit my favorite mid-tide incoming water spot for a pair of 24" bass. All in all better than sitting around watching the Sunday AM Talk Shows…
Despite the nautical conditions, it was good morning for the Joe Defino group! We had non stop action on stripers, a lot of shorts, blues and then played with the albies before calling it a morning. We have a few weekdays open in October for Block Island mix bag and stripers! Call Capt Ken at 516-641-2138 or go online to www.myjoycefishing.com
A Norwegian fisherman recently lured a catch fit for a horror movie.
Oscar Lundahl works as a guide with a sports fishing tour company. He recently went out to fish for blue halibut off the coast of the island of Andoya in Norway. While on the hunt for the rare species, he caught something that nearly caused him to jump out of the boat.
"We were looking for blue halibut which is a rare species about five miles offshore,” he told The Sun. “I had four hooks on one line and felt something quite big on the end of it. It took me about 30 minutes to reel it in because it was over 2,600 feet deep."
What he reeled in was a catch that is sure to inspire bad dreams: a fish with gigantic eyes, a slimy mouth and a snake-like tail. To some, it resembles a prehistoric creature.
The frightening specimen is called a ratfish, a relative of the shark, which dates back 300 million years. Its Latin name, Chimaeras Monstrosa Linnaeus, stems from the mythical Greek creature that had a head of a lion and a tail of a dragon. It feeds on crustaceans like crabs and is considered non-threatening to humans – despite its ability to induce nightmares.
Since the fish was already dead when it was caught, Lundahl took it home and fried it up. Surprisingly, the creepy catch didn’t taste as bad as it looks.
"Despite its ugly appearance, it was really tasty,” Lundalh told the paper. “It is a bit like cod but tastier.”