|Blowfish on the Dock in Sea Isle|
That said, I was fishing off a dock in Sea Isle and landed a blowfish. It was fun to bring up because, quite honestly, I didn't know what it was. I had to pull out one of those free marine manuals you pick up at the local bait shops to identify it.
The real tip-off though was when it 'blew up' Not in the sense that it exploded but it swelled up like a balloon to the size of a softball then deflated. I have to say that I'm sorry that I didn't get that picture but I did get a decent one showing it deflated on the dock.
I'd say it was about five inches long. I caught it on a tiny kingfish rig with clams using a Penn spinning real and ugly stick rod. Very easy to bring in ... he's just a little guy.
|Not the best angle but the same blow fish :-)|
Upon further research I found out that this guy is indeed a blow fish but specifically it is named a "Northern Puffer"
Great stuff fishing in Sea Isle big or small. Always fun .