This is my favorite fish to come upon while fishing. Come up and fish with us for cod in the spring and give it a shot! It’s ferocious. It’s delicious. They fight great. Don’t put your hands near their mouth. They seem to be a cross between a pit bull and an eel. They’re easy to fillet; just wait until they’re dead we do. In 2005, we caught them here and there to almost 25 pounds. Every year we get fish in the 20-25 pound range. Amazing! They tend to live alone or in pairs, tucked away under and between rocks. When fishing over rockpiles, we do lose some gear, but that is our best chance of catching wolf fish. If you get one, I strongly encourage you to try my recipe for wolf-fish on my recipe page. It’s amazing.
Look at those mouths! They eat lobster and crabs. They use those crushers to smash anything. Keep your fingers out. We encounter these fish most often in June, as we have moved off of Stellwagen Bank and into deeper, rocky waters. These waters are fished hard in June, but they do give us good numbers of wolf fish, cod, and haddock. This is your perfect, New England groundfish event. We call this trip our "cod and haddock" trip.