While most anglers are fishing for stripers or waiting for blues, the tautog season is also open. Paul Haertel, Blackfish Committee chairman of the JCAA, proved his expertise in that fishery yesterday by boating a 15.85-pounder. That tog of a lifetime will be mounted.
After this morning’s rain, there are northeast winds blowing that will diminish by midnight and blow at only 5-10 knots in the morning before going southeast in the afternoon. However, instead of a clearing west wind, it will be back to the east at 15-20 knots on Sunday.
Should have released it.
I’m sure he would have if it wasn’t his tog of a lifetime destined for a mount. Can’t fault a guy who normally releases big fish for that decision.