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Buzzard’s Bay Tautog Fishing | Oct. 17th 2015 [VIDEO]

This morning was windy and chilly on Buzzard's Bay! 

Nevertheless I set off for tautog with MFCC contributors John D. Silva and captain Jason Colby of Little Sister Charters.​ The plan was to capture some video and some keeper-size tog for the box.

I am happy to report that the trip was a success.​


The blackfish are out there if you're willing to brave the cold...

And they will bite if you can position your boat directly above them.

ryan collins buzzards bay tautog

Instead of writing out a report, I decided to cram all the details into the video report below. In this video report you'll see a complete recap of all the action we experienced during today's trip.

Plus you'll learn about:

  • The types of spots and structure we were fishing
  • The bait and technique which was most productive
  • Gear and equipment for tautog fishing
  • And plenty more!

Click play below to watch.

What do you think? Let me know by commenting below.

  1. I have been using jigs in the 3/4 to 1 1/2 ounce size with “great success” the past 4 years. I love the tidal tails jigs as they have excellent hooks. You don’t want to lose “the one” because your hook straightened out!


    1. Awesome, thank you Captain, you are the man!

  2. Sorry – thanks, John (I hate auto text!)

  3. Thanks, Jason!

  4. Also, I saw the article on using that jig – where can you find those?

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  5. I’m still looking for a Tog charter or group – would love some info or referrals – not sure how safe it would be on my kayak to brave Cleveland Ledge, and all I’ve done is lose my tog rigs in the rocks on the canal!

    1. For Tautog, Capt Jason runs open boat out of Westport on Thursdays and assorted weekends, (last I checked he had a coiuple open spots for this Sunday). If you want to get a group together, then you can make arrangements with him, (he books up very quickly in Spring (flounder) and fall (tog).

      When it comes to results (and a fun time), Capt. Jason is one of the best that I’ve personally fished with.

      You can email him at:

      Tell him I sent you….

  6. Oh, and yeah, it was very brisk and very windy. We had 3 foot seas. That made it really tough to stay on the sweet spot. With the boat swinging back and forth it makes it a real challenge…

  7. Cool video Ryan.

    Capt Jason is one of the best. As pure a fisherman as they come…

    (Ryan, I forwarded you the photos via email, not sure if you got them…)


    1. I had a great morning fishing with you fellas. I enjoyed captain Jason’s stories, and incredibly I didn’t have to edit out all that much audio! LOL

      I will be going through my email tonight/tomorrow. Looking forward to checking out the photos. Thanks again or the camera work!

  8. Great video report, although it looked pretty cold and windy out there!

    1. Yep, it was a tad brisk!

      Very fun morning though.


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