Long Island Anglers Gear Up for Blackfish Season

Blackfish, Photo / New England Boating
Blackfish, Photo / New England Boating

One of the most eagerly awaited Long Island fall fishing seasons is for blackfish. Also known as tautog, or simply “tog,” this is one fish that has an almost obsessive following of anglers.

Blackfish have a reputation for being a tenacious and challenging adversary, and once caught they make for delicious table fare. While striped bass and bluefish have been slow to gather momentum along the North Shore this fall, the Long Island Sound remains a very fertile tautog fishery.

Learn more about Long Island blackfishing.