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Tuna Tangler 04-08-2020 10:14 PM

Massachusetts Tautog Fishing
 
Has anyone been out tautog fishing yet this year. Not looking for any specific spots I was just wondering if anyone has had any luck landing any this spring. I usually don't splash the boat until may but thought it might be fun to try some fishing a few week early.

IAMFISH 04-09-2020 05:44 AM

Iím going to splash the book next weekend, Woods Hole is 45F as of today so it will be soon. Few B&Ts are already carrying green crabs.

andyp262 04-09-2020 08:18 AM

Still a bit early I think

Nomans 04-10-2020 03:58 AM

I went out Tuesday and tried some usually productive spots in Vineyard Sound. No fish caught and no marks on the sounder. At 44 degrees, the surface water is colder than when I have started catching them in the past. I usually don't have my boat in the water until April 15th or a week later, by which time the water is usually getting up into the high 40's or 50 degrees. I had never really tried this early -- now I know why! Might be worth a trip out to deep water but that will have to wait for the wind to die down.

Has anyone else done better in Vineyard Sound or Buzzards Bay?

mildfire 04-10-2020 04:12 AM

Too early. Late April I'd say it will be fine to start.

dannyroche 04-10-2020 09:36 PM

fishing in MA? what's that look like. can you keep more than your bait?


Nomans 04-11-2020 06:12 AM


Originally Posted by dannyroche (Post 13534918)
fishing in MA? what's that look like. can you keep more than your bait?

Tautog season is open in MA. Three per person/10 per boat of 16" or greater until June 1, when it drops to 1 fish per person..

Tomtep 04-11-2020 07:45 PM

Is there any place in Cape Cod Bay for Tog? I know Buzzards Bay and places on the South Side of the Cape. Just looking for a shorter ride.

notime68 04-11-2020 08:38 PM

Looking forward to first trip. Got the boat back last week. Few trailer issues to work out, but it will be good to get out of the house.

MRWSeaHunter 04-14-2020 08:57 AM

Starting to pop up all over the place. Might need to grab some crabs here shortly!

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...8339ac12bc.jpg

IAMFISH 04-14-2020 09:24 AM

Water temp is 47.1F at Woods Hole as of this AM.

Nicknotsebastian 04-14-2020 01:13 PM


Originally Posted by Tomtep (Post 13537591)
Is there any place in Cape Cod Bay for Tog? I know Buzzards Bay and places on the South Side of the Cape. Just looking for a shorter ride.

some great spots out around p town - but depending where you are coming from, that may be even further (?)

Tomtep 04-14-2020 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by Nicknotsebastian (Post 13547219)
some great spots out around p town - but depending where you are coming from, that may be even further (?)

If I put the boat in at Pamet, that's a short boat ride. I am in Eastham, so that's a great option. I will have to look on the charts and see what looks promising in that area.


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