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Tautog fishing should begin to develop this week if water temperatures rise a bit more. Sand fleas and pieces of green crab or small fiddler crabs are favorite bait for this type of fishing. The bulkheads from 2nd Street to 4th Street and the ends of 5th and 6th Streets have always been a favorite for fishermen looking for tautog from the shoreline. If you have a boat and can position yourself off the jetties one can experience excellent fishing without getting stuck in the rocks. Fishermen casting bucktails and swimming shad type lures at night inside the inlet to the Route 50 Bridge continue to pick away a some very nice striped bass. Many of the fish being caught are under the 28” minimum but anglers are reporting not by much and enough are over 28” to keep anglers casting.

The boats venturing out the inlet to the wreck sites have been slamming the large tautog that can be found there at this time. Many fishermen are remarking that they are catching some of the biggest tog they’ve ever caught. An angler fishing off Virginia recently caught the biggest tog of anyone’s life. The fish has been submitted as a pending world record at 27-pounds. This monster measured 35” long and had a girth reported to be 29,1/4”.

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Man, great report. It would be nice to have some pictures to go along with them? Does Capt. Monty have anyone that can take pics on board or at the docks?

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Hey guys, that new "world record" tautog was an April fools joke posted by a guy on another forum :evil:

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Ahhh... That sucks. That would have been a HUGE tog.

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Hey guys, that new "world record" tautog was an April fools joke posted by a guy on another forum :evil:

well I dont know about that as the same info is posted on the DNR web site under "ocean fishing report"

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Great report :up: ,,,I may have to try some tog fishing.

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Randy, looks like DNR may have gotten fooled too. Check out the virginia board on tidalfish.com(is it alright to mention them?). Guy said he still has papers calling him for the story but it was a joke, unless somebody actually caught one that size the same time this guy started his joke. Anybody have a pic?

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Randy, looks like DNR may have gotten fooled too. Check out the virginia board on tidalfish.com(is it alright to mention them?). Guy said he still has papers calling him for the story but it was a joke, unless somebody actually caught one that size the same time this guy started his joke. Anybody have a pic?

:shock: .....Doh :!:

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Randy, looks like DNR may have gotten fooled too. Check out the virginia board on tidalfish.com(is it alright to mention them?). Guy said he still has papers calling him for the story but it was a joke, unless somebody actually caught one that size the same time this guy started his joke. Anybody have a pic?

actually i dont think mantioning other boards is frowned upon here. this is probly the most user friendly board ive found.

thanks again sam

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I don't mind links, folks. :wink:

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