Tautog (Tautoga onitis)

(Linnaeus, 1758); LABRIDAE FAMILY; also called blackfish, tog, Molly George, chub, oysterfish
Occurs in the western Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia, Canada to South Carolina, U.S.A., with the greatest abundance between Cape Cod, Massachusetts and Delaware Bay. It is known to move in and out of bays or in shore and off shore according to the water temperature, but it does not make extensive migrations up and down the coast. It prefers shallow waters over rocky bottoms, shell beds, inshore wrecks, etc., which it often inhabits year round.
It is a member of the wrasse family which, with 450 spe... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
13.07 kg (28 lb 13 oz)
Ocean City, Maryland, USA
02-Jan-2015
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
4.45 kg (9 lb 13 oz)
Sheffield Island, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
17-Jun-1988
M-02 kg (4 lb)
4.70 kg (10 lb 6 oz)
Sheffield Island, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
28-May-1988
M-03 kg (6 lb)
6.52 kg (14 lb 6 oz)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
17-May-1972
M-04 kg (8 lb)
7.71 kg (17 lb 0 oz)
Long Island Sound, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
04-Jul-1988
M-06 kg (12 lb)
7.34 kg (16 lb 3 oz)
Buzzard's Bay, Marion, Massachusetts, USA
13-May-1988
M-08 kg (16 lb)
7.34 kg (16 lb 3 oz)
Long Island Sound, New York, USA
31-Oct-1984
M-10 kg (20 lb)
10.21 kg (22 lb 8 oz)
Sandy Hook Reef, New Jersey, USA
19-Nov-2016
M-15 kg (30 lb)
11.33 kg (25 lb 0 oz)
Ocean City, New Jersey, USA
20-Jan-1998
W-01 kg (2 lb)
1.89 kg (4 lb 2 oz)
Cape May, New Jersey, USA
27-Apr-2010
W-02 kg (4 lb)
3.62 kg (8 lb 0 oz)
Montauk, Long Island, New York, USA
28-Oct-1984
W-03 kg (6 lb)
4.50 kg (9 lb 15 oz)
Mt. Sinai, Long Island, New York, USA
12-Oct-1995
W-04 kg (8 lb)
7.09 kg (15 lb 10 oz)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
25-Feb-2007
W-06 kg (12 lb)
6.75 kg (14 lb 14 oz)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
15-May-2007
W-08 kg (16 lb)
6.72 kg (14 lb 13 oz)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
22-Mar-2009
W-10 kg (20 lb)
7.31 kg (16 lb 2 oz)
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
02-Dec-2006
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
1.81 kg (4 lb 0 oz)
Fisher's Island, New York, USA
12-May-2007
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
1.47 kg (3 lb 4 oz)
Fisher's Island, New York, USA
03-Jul-2017
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
6.52 kg (14 lb 6 oz)
Ocean City, Maryland, USA
29-Jul-2007
F-Smallfry
3.43 kg (7 lb 9 oz)
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, USA
25-Apr-2008
M-Junior
6.44 kg (14 lb 3 oz)
Freeport, NY, USA
25-Oct-2019
M-Smallfry
9.70 kg (21 lb 6 oz)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
27-Apr-2013

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