Tautog & Puppy Drum (CBBT & Rudee, VA, Mar 30, 2017)
Again, I fished both CBBT (Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel) and Rudee in VA.
My plan/goal was that I catch a couple of tautog (black fish) early in the morning and catch few good size specks.
I know it would be rough later, but I figured it would be fish-able until 10:30 AM at CBBT.
The first fish caught was a conger eel. I thought that conger eel meant the water was warm enough for tautog.
I kept two keeper togs at 16” and 18”. I couldn’t land two good size tautog. I left the bridge at 10:30 AM because it was hard to fish for tautog due to the high waves around the pilings.
After lunch, I went to Rudee. I hoped I catch some good size specks. Trolled and cast for specks but I didn’t catch any specks. Anyway I caught 5 puppy drum. Two were at 18” and 20”. Two puppy drum at 21” and 16” got away.
Last edited by ComeOnFish; 03-31-2017 at 08:10 PM.
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