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Tautog Fishing With The Wife

Ryan Collins

During this tautog fishing trip we filmed a new episode of My Fishing Cape Cod TV, and my wife Lauren ended up catching the biggest tautog of the day!

If you read this report from the weekend then you already know there are a lot of tautog (especially juvenile tautog) hanging out in the shallow water rock piles.

These fish are a ton of fun to catch. Tautog fight hard and a great eating. Plus the high numbers of small fish make for quick action, which is good when fishing with kids or in my case - my wife Lauren!

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On Wednesday October 10th Lauren dropped her bait to the bottom and ended up hooking the biggest tog of the entire trip. It was all caught on film and the episode will air on NBC SportsBOSTON during the winter of 2019.

In total we caught about 30 tautog between 8 and 22 inches, with the majority being sub legal size. We also caught a bluefish and a striper, several scup and seabass, and even hooked a triggerfish and had a good chance at albies.

I would expect the tautog fishing to only improve as water temperatures drop into the high 50's. More keeper-size fish will hopefully move into the rock piles later this month and into early November.

Members of My Fishing Cape Cod can access more information about where we fished during this trip, as well info about the techniques used, by reading this extended fishing report.

Tight lines! 🎣

I’m fortunate to have grown up on the beach, and I’ve been fishing since kindergarten. I have great family, friends and fishing experiences to be thankful for. Just being out there is enough-catching fish is just a bonus!

  1. Looks like a great day – really looking forward to the next season. Great way to get through the winter! Last season was well done. Always great to see some of the exact spots I’ve fished in the past on TV.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed our first TV season Tim. This upcoming season should be a good one too. Thanks for tuning-in!

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  2. Fun! Looking forward to seeing this episode on NBC Sports!

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    1. It should be a good one!!!

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