Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Spearfishing Firsts, 2.0

There is no saltwater record in the State of Maine for Tautog. They are so uncommon North of Massachusetts that there just isn't a category for them. So on Sunday, when I saw this filthy critter staring up at me from its boulder cave near Harpswell, I was pretty shocked. I was shocked because this fish was at least 70 miles further North than any Tog I'd seen while spearfishing, it was by far the biggest I have tangled with anywhere at 25.75 inches, and it bore a closer resemblance to Slimer from Ghostbusters than anything you'd expect to see swimming around here.

After digging around a bit, I found the next closest thing to a Maine Tautog record for reference, a current New Hampshire record of 21.25 inches and 9 lbs..... Just sayin'


Keith said...

Epic Tog!

Andrew Wilkie said...

What an ugly PIG! Well done you old spearman

Jesse Lance Robbins said...

well i'll be! well done sir!