Pollack - FishyAF Species #10

Pollack, also known as Pollachius pollachius, are a type of fish found in the North Atlantic Ocean, from Labrador to the Gulf of Maine. They are characterized by their elongated, slender bodies and their distinctive, black-and-white mottled markings. Pollack are typically a greenish-brown or olive color, and can range in size from less than a foot to over three feet in length.

Pollack are typically found in shallow, coastal waters, where they feed on small fish and invertebrates. They are bottom-dwelling fish and are often found in areas with rocky or sandy bottoms. The average length and weight of a pollack can vary depending on their location and age, but they typically grow to be about 2-3 feet long and weigh around 5-10 pounds.

Fishing for pollack typically involves using a variety of techniques, including bottom fishing, jigging, and casting. Bottom fishing is a popular technique, as it allows anglers to target the pollack where they are most commonly found. Jigging and casting can also be effective, particularly when the fish are feeding near the surface.

Some of the best places to catch pollack include the coasts of Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. These areas are known for their abundant populations of pollack and provide anglers with excellent opportunities to catch these tasty fish.

There are many delicious ways to cook pollack, but two popular options include frying and baking. To fry pollack, simply season the fish and coat it in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs. Fry in hot oil until the fish is golden brown and crispy, about 4-5 minutes per side. To bake pollack, season the fish and place it in a greased baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10-15 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through.

The world record pollack was 27lbs 6oz caught by Robert S. Milkins

For more information on pollack, visit the Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollock.