I have heard varying opinions on their edibility, from "poor man's lobster" to "don't go near it" (paraphrased due to this being a family-friendly forum). I have never had it, but I assume that 1) because its related to saltwater codfish, which are good eating, and 2) it spends most of its time in cold water, its gotta taste at least decent. Thoughts? Is some of the dislike due to the fact that they are ugly buggers?
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988