Puffer Fish
Photo by Daryl Law, Jennette's Pier

Fishing improves in March beginning with the likely return of Northern puffers. These small to medium-sized fish puff up with air when they’re caught and reeled in. Prized for their meat by some anglers, they are often called blowfish or blow toads. The Northern puffer is not deadly poisonous like its tropical counterparts and has been consumed by humans for many years. Puffers typically represent the start of a long march of returning species such as shad, sea mullet, blues, gray and spotted sea trout.

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