Pollock are another good table fish and are in the “cod family” they have dark green along the top leading into gold or coppery flanks with a silver belly, they have a clear & high lateral line running the length of the body, they have a slightly protruding lower jaw and large eyes.
Pollock tend to move offshore into deeper water in the colder months.
Take home size is over 30cm/12 inches
Two hook flapper: 60-80lb main rig body (depending on grounds) 50-60lb hook length of 2-3ft with a 2/0 Aberdeen hook.
Paternoster: 60-80lb main rig body (depending on grounds) 50-60lb hook length of 2-3ft with a 2/0 Aberdeen hook.
Sliding float rig: 30-40lb hook length with a 1/0 or 2/0 Aberdeen style hook.
Lures & spinners: Skerrie sandeels, dexy wedges, small fish like lures, also jigging lures if off rocks.
Sand eels: Live sand eels hook through upper lip or if frozen whole threaded on hook and tail chopped off.
Fish strips: small or larger fish strips whipped to the hook shank. Mackerel or Herring are best.
Whole small fish: Sprats, pilchards etc whole with the tail chopped off.
Artificial baits: Skerrie sand eels, jelly worms, spoons, dexy wedges, pirks, baited feathers.
Pollock love rocky areas, reefs, rough ground and weeded structures areas as well a lot of the time you would want to be fishing with a rotten bottom attached.
Pollock rise from the bottom to hit their prey so if using artificial bait or spinners bring them in right u too your feet as quite often this is when they will strike.
If off a boat wrecks are also great places often holding the larger Pollack that can be caught.