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The Secret Life of Sea Robins | Intriguing New Underwater Footage

In this video you'll get an underwater look at a school of sea robins off Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

I filmed this footage while fishing with My Fishing Cape Cod member Eddy Kooyomjian earlier this week on Monday July 19th, 2021. 

Watch close and you may even catch glimpse of a nice striped bass and a big skate. Click play below to watch! 👇

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Sea robins are a common fish off Cape Cod, however they are rarely targeted by anglers, and are instead caught as bycatch.

However, earlier this year I tried eating sea robin, and I'm happy to report it was pretty good!

The sea robins in this video were holding along the bottom in about 20 feet of water. The tide was ripping and there was a very powerful current sweeping along the bottom. 

Members of My Fishing Cape Cod can click here to watch more footage and to learn where this video was filmed.

What do you think about this video? Please let me know by commenting below.

Tight lines! ?

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  1. Hi Ryan:

    I am a firm believer in the videos that you do. They are both educational and a valuable way to market your products. What camere were you using to video the sea robins? Thanks.

    All the best…Pete

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    1. I’m glad you are enjoying the videos Pete. I have a lot of fun filming and editing them. This footage was filmed using a Spydro camera. Let me know if I can answer any other questions.

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  2. Robins were the first salt water fish I ever caught. I fish for the bite so they served the purpose. Great video Ryan!

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    1. Sounds like you have some nice memories of catching sea robins. I’m sure many other people on MFCC could relate! Tight lines Tom. 🎣

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  3. Excellent clip an look foward to more!!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the clip Richard. I’m working on some fluke footage today and I hope to publish it soon. Stay tuned!

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  4. great video ,always wondered what those sea robins were up to ,thanks

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    1. Until the other day I never knew they schooled up like this along the bottom. It’s also amazing to me how well they “hold bottom” despite the strong and swift current. Have a great week Nick. 🎣 ✌🏻

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  5. Great video! Funny little fish those sea robins! Cool watching the tide ripping by, great music too….reminded me of “Tubular Bells” ( before your time but check it out!)

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    1. Thanks for the music recommendation Leslie. I’ll have to check that out!

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  6. When they say the sands are ‘shifting’ out there, they are not kidding. Really great video and montage Ryan. Really enjoying watching it.

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    1. Yes it’s pretty wild how strong and swift that current is. No wonder the bars and shoals are always moving around.

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  7. cool video. at about 2:46 you see a little bit of their front feelers. I saw a sea robin in clear shallow water in feeding mode on time. the feelers are surprisingly active and fast moving when feeding, quickly probing around for anything edible, …all acting independently of each other. reminded me a little of catfish barbels. very different from the way they act the rest of the time.

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    1. Excellent observations Todd. Thanks for sharing! Have you ever caught a sea robin on a lure before? Figured if anyone has, it would probably be you!

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      1. thanks. yeah I’ve caught them on lures many times, …hard lures, plastics, and fly. re those feelers, the way they are so independent – almost as if the fish isn’t controlling them – it reminds me of one of those scenes from a horror movie, where a character moves in some unnatural way. would be a good fish to put in a home saltwater aquarium.

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        1. Thanks for the follow-up information Todd. I’ve received lots of comments and messages from people who are equally amazed at how those feelers move independently of each other. They are definitely a cool fish to observe! Good luck if you make it out fishing this week, and thanks again for your comments on this blog.

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