Surf fishing for Tautog – on the water

Daytime fishing has changed dramatically over the past few decades. On my trips to Cuttyhunk Island in the 1990s and early 2000s, it was easy to keep busy hunting tapes in the 20- to 36-inch range with pencil buttons at all hours of the day. Catching 25 or so fish in an afternoon wasn’t out of the ordinary if I worked at it. Over time, and on more and more trips, the day’s catch dwindled to a handful or no fish at all. This didn’t happen on every trip, but statistically speaking, the chance of spending a busy afternoon catching bass was pretty slim. It was those tough midday rides in the rocky fields that opened my mind to surfing to fish for the tautog.

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