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Pollock Details
Name: Pollock
Water Type: saltwater
Latin Name:
Common Names: Atlantic pollock, European pollock, lieu jaune, and lythe
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Description: Pollock (or pollack, pronounced the same and listed first in most UK and US dictionaries) is the common name used for either of the two species of marine fish in the Pollachius genus. Both P. pollachius and P. virens are commonly referred to as pollock. Other names for P. pollachius include the Atlantic pollock, European pollock, lieu jaune, and lythe; while P. virens is sometimes known as Boston blues (distinct from bluefish), coalfish (or coley), Silver Bills or saithe.

Both species can grow to 3 ft 6 in (1.07 m) and can weigh up to 46 lb (21 kg). The fish has a strongly-defined silvery lateral line running down the sides. Above the lateral line the color is a greenish black. The belly is white. It can be found in water up to 100 fathoms (180 m) deep over rocks, and anywhere in the water column. They have a range from North Carolina up to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Pollock are a "whitefish". They are an important part of the New England and North Atlantic fisheries, though less so than cod and haddock. They spawn in late winter and early spring on Georges Bank, off the New England coast.
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Stellawagon Cod/Pollack Spree Stellawagon Cod/Pollack Spree
Stellawagon Bank
Added by bass101 from the trip entitled Stellawagen Bank with Captain John (Plymouth, MA)
Avg. Rating: 5
# of Ratings: 3
# of Comments: 1

   9/3/12 - Captain's 9/3/12 - Captain's
7lb Pollock on the teaser hook of the double!
Added by meat7gtk from the trip entitled 9/3/12 - Captain's Fishing Parties Charter - Plum Island

9/5/11 - Captains Charter 9/5/11 - Captains Charter
Before all the fish were fileted I got pic of the last few - Pollock on the left, and Haddock on the right.
Added by meat7gtk from the trip entitled 9/5/11 - Captain's Fishing Parties Marathon Charter - Newburyport, MA
Avg. Rating: 5
# of Ratings: 2
# of Comments: 2

   Monster Pollock Monster Pollock
This is my Mom's giant pollock she caught. She fought it for about ten minutes before landing it. Easily, it's the biggest fish we have ever caugfht Cod fishing.
Added by nefisherman92
Avg. Rating: 4.5
# of Ratings: 2

Good day of fishing Good day of fishing
Added by aqualung

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