Tautog (Blackfish, Oyster-Fish): Caught best during flood tide by bottom-fishing near shell reefs, rocks, wrecks, docks, sod banks, etc., in the ocean and its bays, harbors, etc., from April to late November, April, May, October, and November best. Weighs in the bays, one to ten pounds; in the ocean, up to twenty pounds. It is highly esteemed as a food fish. Range: St. John, N. B., to Charleston, S. C. Bait: Soft clam in the spring, hard clam, crab, and worm later on. Tackle: Same as for Striped Bass; hooks: Virginia No. 2 or No. 5.
Randall, Wainwright. The Angler's Guide: a Manual for Campers and Anglers. New York: Field and Stream Pub., 1909. Print.
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