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05-21-2008, 21:15
I speared a Tautog off of a wreck in Myrtle Beach SC last weekend. I knew what it was but only from pictures, and no one on the boat had ever seen on in these waters before. I had always thought that they were a cold water fish exclusively, was this one just way out of it's range or do they come this far south regularly?

05-22-2008, 07:59
We get them up here when waters warm (note, that's still "cold" for most). Definitely more abundant in (warmer) RI than here in MA, though, even in the summer. Good eating fish, and probably the main target for spearos in MA, and the second target for spearos in RI (after striped bass).

06-07-2008, 10:05
They are regularly seen in southern NJ and for much of the year our water conditions are similar. If I'm not mistaken the extent of their range runs from Nova Scotia to S. Carolina.