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Tautog Fish Facts…

What do tautog look like?

Juvenile tautog are shades of olive green with blotches or spots on the lateral sides of their body. As they age, tautog slowly become darker in color, which is why they’re often called ‘blackfish’ in the mid-Atlantic region.  Adult ‘tog’ have dark scales, ranging from chocolate gray, deep dusky, to dull black.

Where can I find tautog?

Tautog are a bottom-feeding saltwater fish, found in the Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to Georgia. They most commonly live in the waters between Cape Cod and the Chesapeake Bay, in depths ranging from 10 to 150 feet.