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I was talking to a co worker who said as a kid he used to catch pollock from a warf with his uncle near st martins, but hasen't really fished much since and didn't really remember much else about it.
Has anyone ever fished for pollock from a warf before? Are they even worth keeping? and where do you catch them, both physical location and top water/bottom/mid?
It's something i haven't really tried before, so i don't really know where to start.
 

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I used to get 'harbour pollock' on Grand Manan off any wharf using worms. They are easy to catch, mostly young fish perhaps a foot long. Compared to larger pollock, I find these taste a little 'muddy' but they are good fun when on the wharf waiting for 'the carwash' to Whitehead.

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as fundyheather mentioned, you can get pollock wharf fishing with worms, or with a mackeral rig. i have also landed them on smaller striper gear from the shuttle dock in sj. most pollock these days are small, rarley over a foot long. delicate taste, very nice baked.
 

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They are called Harbour Pollock and the best bait is...herring or smoked herring if you can find it as it leaves an oily trail of scent in the water. I too used to fish them all over Grand Manan as a kid....never ate them though...not much too them ..even filleted but lots of fun..we would catch hundreds of them on the incoming and slack tides.
 

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i landed a half dozen harbour pollock yesterday, no size to them, just big enough to show the guys what they looked like.
 

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I was out today around back bay/deer island ferry landing and found a nice set of cod cages just around the corner from the lighthouse. We literally could have filled the boat with 1-2lb pollock. We had at least two on the line everytime we dropped it down and you could not get any further than 20-25 feet down in 60 feet of water without hooking fish. There had to be thousands down there and they fought very well. There must have been a carpet of pollock down there. We also caught 30 mackerel. Most mackerel were small, only 4 of decent size. Good fishing bait anyways.
 

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as fundyheather mentioned, you can get pollock wharf fishing with worms, or with a mackeral rig. i have also landed them on smaller striper gear from the shuttle dock in sj. most pollock these days are small, rarley over a foot long. delicate taste, very nice baked.
When you say Shuttle dock you mean behind the restaurant? Never tried anything there besides stripers, many pollock there? any other type of fish?
 
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