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MFCC Presents: Underwater Tog

Ryan Collins

This past Saturday November 2 my friend Jay Mazzola and I headed out again in search of tautog.

We were coming off this great tog trip from the weekend before, and we were both eager to get back into the blackfish!

However, due to the gale force winds we experienced last week, the water conditions on Saturday were still quite murky and the water clarity was poor.

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We had to put our time in and fish several different spots, but eventually found some quality tautog of up to 22 inches! 

In this post, I would like to show you underwater video footage of the tog action, and show you what it's like being underwater in the tautog's natural environment.


Saturday November 2

One thing I learned from the video below is that tautog definitely move around in schools, and they are not always located in rocks and structure. 

Click play below to check it out! 👇

I captured the footage above by using a Go Pro camera attached to a chum pot. I also placed a second Go Pro camera on the bottom and allowed it to record for the entire trip.

If you would like to learn more details about my tog trip this past Saturday morning, then please view my report in the forum which I just published today. 

Next I would like to share with you an underwater tautog video from late October, when the water clarity was much better.


Friday October 25

One thing I learned from this next video is how adept small tautog are at stealing the bait from the hook. No wonder these small tog are so difficult to catch!

Click play below to check it out! 👇

If you would like to learn more about this trip, then please click here to view my full blog post and report from this trip.

Also, I have a longer full-length 3+ minute video of the above underwater tautog video which is available here on MFCC for members of the website to view.

If you are a member, you can view the longer video by going to this page.


In Conclusion

I have been having a blast this fall targeting tautog and filming them underwater. It is so cool observing these fish in their natural environment.

Best of luck if you are able to make it out fishing this week! 

According to our members in the forum, stripers are still biting, obviously the tautog are still here, and the freshwater fishing scene is also picking up!

Tight lines 🎣

What do you think?

Let me know by commenting below.

  1. The underwater videos are great and so interesting! Looks like big boys hang out with big boys! Nice work Ryan!

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    1. I’m also really enjoying seeing things from below. It gives me a whole new perspective on the angling experience and I’m certainly learning a lot! Gluck if you make it out fishing this weekend Leslie!

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