Tautog Angeln

Tautog Angeln


  • Größe 2–5 lb
  • Nährwert Ausgezeichnet
  • Jagdeigenschaften Gut
  • Lebensräume Nearshore, Reef, Wreck

(Tautoga onitis)

Tautog is a fishing staple of the East Coast. Tautog fishing is one of the most popular pastimes of the Atlantic saltwater anglers, since this fish is both tricky to land and absolutely delicious when cooked.

How Big?

The average length of a Tautog is between 7–10 inches, with an average weight of 2–5 pounds. The IGFA world record catch is a true monster: 28 lb, 13 oz.

When and Where

You can find Tautog around the Atlantic coast of North America, specifically from the Gulf of St. Lawrence all the way down to South Carolina. They’re most abundant between Cape Cod and Delaware Bay. Tautog live around rocky bottoms close to the shore, though they sometimes enter brackish waters. They usually stay in waters that are up to 60' deep when the weather is warm, but during winter months they tend to go offshore into deeper waters up to 240’ in depth.

How to Fish

Tautog feed primarily on mollusks, gastropods, and crustaceans. They can be challenging to land, since they live around rocky ledges that can easily cause snagged lines. It’s recommended to use clams or crustaceans for bait, as these are the Tautog’s favorite food. There’s a trick to successfully hooking one: don’t set the hook as soon as you feel the strike, wait for the fish to swallow the bait first. Tautog are also popular targets of spearfishermen, since they can be found around underwater wrecks and aren’t too spooky.

Good to Eat?

The ‘Tog has white, dry flesh with a delicate flavor and is considered one of the tastiest fish you can land, often compared to the taste of Red Snapper. You can prepare Tautog any way you would prepare a Flounder, or toss it in a chowder!

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