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'
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.