Do we get blackfish in the Seabrook harbor to Portsmouth harbor area? Saw some blackfish fishing on some show down in montauk, and it looked like fun and something else to chase down. Any info on them and catching them would be great.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has set new recreational fishing rules for blackfish (tautog) for 2012. The changes are necessary to comply with interstate management measures to assist in rebuilding blackfish populations...
Any members out there do any Tautog fishing during the winter months? It is a great way to keep on fishing after the Striper season winds down to an end. A very challenging fish to set a hook into, and a great tasting fish for the table. I fished for Tautog a bit last year and plan on doing...
Oct 23, 24
Great weekend of blackfishing. Capt Rich's charters had some great action Sat and Sun with boat limits plus (orl)ther were 12 keepers over 8 lbs largest going 11.5 lbs. Capt Glen had the parker out on Sat with Alana and friends blues to 13 lbs were landed ervery min until they begged...
Loaded to the core with blacks. Only till about mid november though!
I went 4 times and ive caught about 70 fish total in those trips.
All on Clams and greencrabs.
Fish the walls or cast out into the middle.
Good size and good fighting fish. I had 2 keepers over 4 trips. Ive seen 4lb fish...
This great start to the Blackfish season continued today. Only a couple of fares
made it down to the boat today so Capt Rich took out the Steiger and beat up the
Tog again. 35 or so keepers to 7 lbs today. Sailing Everyday at 7am. Don't miss
out on this fantastic bite!
The conditions were not so good with wind against tide but we did manage 21
keeper blacks with another 30 or so shorties and 100 porgies for 8 anglers. Pete
P. and Mark almost had their limits with 3 keepers each. The asian crabs did
well as did the greens. Fishing real shallow...
The bottom fishing the past few trips have been very good to excellent with jumbo porgies and seabass. Quite a few Blackfish have been coming up as well (released). A few biguns to 8 lbs too!
ANGLER Fleet will be targeting Blackfish starting opening day Oct 1
ANGLER II will be running full day...
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NOAA Fisheries has found that the State of New Jersey has failed to implement measures necessary to fulfill its responsibilities under the tautog interstate fishery management plan which are crucial for conservation of the salt water fish. As a result...