Last fall on POW island, I invited my buds from Idaho over to my lodge dock to jig up some P-Cod for dinner. We probably caught 20 or more before depleting the school below us in 30 feet of water. It was non-stop for an hour or so with specimens ranging from rod bending 30" fatties to some in the 2 # range.
Needless to say they were stoked about getting some freebie "white" meat since late season SE AK weather is usually blowing on any given day so most Charter boats have been pulled for the winter.
So my guys go back to their lodge and jig off of their dock. BAM! shark after shark comes up in the 15 - 30 pound range...Spiny Dogfish was the species. They sent me pics via cell phone asking " what are these? and can we eat 'em?" Yes was my answer as this is the fish that the Brits use in Fish-N-Chips.
They processed the one of two they kept quickly and prepared it like halibut. They all raved about it.
Anybody eat them regularly? I suppose I will try it when I get there in September but don't want to put any in my fish boxes for bringing home if they're not worth the weight in baggage fees when Coho, halibut and rockfish are my primary targets.
As a side note.....after fishing on POW for 15 years I never thought I'd eat a Great Sculpin......until last year. I catch them off the dock and some are up in the 5-6 pound range. So I bonked two and carefully cut some pretty decent fillets off them and batter fried them up. VERY tasty like a quillback or copper. Surprised me.