Sea Raven - FishyAF Species # 9

Sea raven, also known as Hemitripterus americanus, are a type of fish found in the Atlantic Ocean, from Nova Scotia to South Carolina. They are characterized by their elongated, slender bodies and their distinctive, black-and-white striped markings. Sea raven are typically a greenish-brown or olive color, and can range in size from less than a foot to over two feet in length.

Sea raven 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 sea raven can vary depending on their location and age, but they typically grow to be about 12 inches long and weigh around 1 pound.

Fishing for sea raven 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 sea raven 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 sea raven include the coasts of Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. These areas are known for their abundant populations of sea raven and provide anglers with excellent opportunities to catch these tasty fish.

There are many delicious ways to cook sea raven, but two popular options include frying and baking. To fry sea raven, 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 sea raven, 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 sea raven was caught off the coast of Massachusetts in 1976 by angler John Arvesen. The fish weighed in at an impressive 4 pounds and 8 ounces, and was over 20 inches long. This record remains unbroken to this date.

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