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Maxed out our Rockfish catch....

JethroVAJethroVA Posts: 1,080

Rockfish for dinner the next few nights plus going in the freezer.  Four of us caught our limit of two each in 3 hours.  Best rockfish day ever.  Chesapeake Bay out of Deltaville.   My brother is the captain and I run the back of the boat.  That's me in the middle with my bro and son.  Four were more than 30", Biggest was 33".  We've caught bigger rockfish but this was the most pounds we boated.   I'm thinking of pan searing and topping with a lemon butter cream sauce. 

Richmond and Mathews County, VA. Large BGE, Weber gas, little Weber charcoal. Vintage ManGrates. Little reddish portable kamado that shall remain nameless here.  

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  • Very nice. Great eating there
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,134
    Yes! "Rockfish Chesapeake" some of those bad boys with crab imperial. Oysters raw and fried for appetizers and tell me what time to arrive.
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 2,841
    Great eating fish- you are in for some fine meals. 

    I also like a ver blanc with some capers tossed in for white fish. 
    Greensboro, NC
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,216
    edited December 2017
    Nice striped bass haul
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,526
    WOWSER! Those must have been fun catching and now eating!
    L, M, S &  Mini

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • Some good looking fish!

    Better get a cast iron hot tonight. 

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 6,335
    I've never heard them called Rockfish

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    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,840
    I've never heard them called Rockfish
    In VA and above, they are called Rockfish. Same with Redfish. They are Red Drum up there. 
  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 2,980
    It is a shame  can only hit “like” once.

    What did you get them on? Chunking? Clams and/or bunker? 
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    Burning lump in Downingtown, PA or diesel in Cape May, NJ.
    ....just look for the smoke!
    Large and MiniMax
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,134
    I've never heard them called Rockfish
    In VA and above, they are called Rockfish. Same with Redfish. They are Red Drum up there. 
    I've actually never heard them called Rockfish outside of the Chesapeake Bay diaspora.
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,577
    I've never heard them called Rockfish
    In VA and above, they are called Rockfish. Same with Redfish. They are Red Drum up there. 
    I've actually never heard them called Rockfish outside of the Chesapeake Bay diaspora.
    In addition to rockfish some of us also call them "stripers". Don't know if that is just a Chesbay thing or also used farther north/south along the coast.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,840
    HeavyG said:
    I've never heard them called Rockfish
    In VA and above, they are called Rockfish. Same with Redfish. They are Red Drum up there. 
    I've actually never heard them called Rockfish outside of the Chesapeake Bay diaspora.
    In addition to rockfish some of us also call them "stripers". Don't know if that is just a Chesbay thing or also used farther north/south along the coast.
    They are stripers everywhere south of the Bay.  
  • Nice haul brother!!
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 2,980
    In DE Bay Area, NJ and PA they are stripers.

    Call them what you want... they are delicious! 
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    Burning lump in Downingtown, PA or diesel in Cape May, NJ.
    ....just look for the smoke!
    Large and MiniMax
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  • stv8rstv8r Posts: 725
    Rockfish are some amazing tasting fish! I've stuffed them with crabmeat before....delicious.  Nice catch for sure!
  • JethroVAJethroVA Posts: 1,080
    @Sea2Ski we were trolling Mann's Stretch 25s, red head white body. 
    Richmond and Mathews County, VA. Large BGE, Weber gas, little Weber charcoal. Vintage ManGrates. Little reddish portable kamado that shall remain nameless here.  
  • JethroVAJethroVA Posts: 1,080
    @Wolfpack I took your advice and made a beurre blanc.  Allrecipes.com Chef John's Beurre Blanc.  It was perfect.  
    Richmond and Mathews County, VA. Large BGE, Weber gas, little Weber charcoal. Vintage ManGrates. Little reddish portable kamado that shall remain nameless here.  
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,897
    Nice catch.  On Cape Cod they're called stripers.  

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • CtTOPGUNCtTOPGUN Posts: 513
     Here on the Long Island Sound they are called Stripers. Nice catch!

     
    LBGE/Weber Kettle/Blackstone 36" Griddle/Turkey Fryer/Induction Burner/Gasser/28" Blackstone Griddle

     BBQ from the State of Connecticut!

       Jim
  • Gman2Gman2 Posts: 411
    Nice catch. Love some rockfishing and they are delicious 
    LBGE, Mechanicsville, Va., LBGE, Duck, NC, XLBGE Wake, Va.
  • JethroVAJethroVA Posts: 1,080
    @Gman2 these were caught off Windmill bar at the mouth of the Rapp. 
    Richmond and Mathews County, VA. Large BGE, Weber gas, little Weber charcoal. Vintage ManGrates. Little reddish portable kamado that shall remain nameless here.  
  • 500500 Posts: 2,759
    edited January 5
    Searching around for Rockfish recipes, I found this.  Nice Stripers, @JethroVA ; Mrs. 500 is raving about Rockfish from Edo's Squid in Richmond, so I thought I hunt out a place to get some and grill them up this cold weekend.  Will likely get them from Bon Air Seafood.  I'll have to skip your Beurre Blanc version.  Too much fat for Mrs. 500.  
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • pescadorzihpescadorzih Posts: 883
    Nice catch and great eating!
    It's been years since I've caught one of those.
    Loved jigging for them with bucktails and diamond jigs.
    SE PA
    XL, Mini max
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