Tautog

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Regulations

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  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit and unlimited bag limit

  • Bag Limit 4

  • Measurements Min Size: 16 in Total Length

  • Closed Seasons from May 16th, 2019 to June 30th, 2019

  • Bag Limit 4

  • Measurements Min Size: 16 in Total Length

  • Closed Seasons from January 1st, 2019 to June 30th, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    Bag limit is 4 tautog per person per day from November 1 to December 31.
    Bag limit decreases to 2 tautog per person per day from July 1 to October 31.

  • Bag Limit 3

  • Measurements Min Size: 16 in Total Length

  • Closed Seasons from May 16th, 2018 to June 30th, 2018
    from May 16th, 2019 to June 30th, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    Tautog regulations were updated Virginia Tautog Regulations.

    Citation 9 lbs or 23 inches

  • Bag Limit 4

  • Measurements Min Size: 15 in Total Length

  • Closed Seasons from March 1st, 2019 to March 31st, 2019
    from May 1st, 2019 to July 31st, 2019

  • License Required
    All saltwater anglers must register with the NJ Saltwater Recreational Registry Program. To register, visit http://www.saltwaterregistry.nj.gov

  • Additional Notes
    January 1 thru April 30 bag limit = 4 tautog per person

    August 1 thru Nov 15 bag limit = 1 tautog per person


    November 16 thru December 31 bag limit = 5 tautog per person

  • Bag Limit 6

  • Vessel Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 16 in Total Length

  • Closed Seasons from June 1st, 2019 to July 31st, 2019
    from January 1st, 2019 to March 31st, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    Bag limit is 3 tautog per person per day April 1 to May 31 and August 1 to October 14.
    Bag limit is 5 tautog per person per day October 15 to December 15.

  • Bag Limit 5

  • Vessel Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 16 in Total Length

  • Closed Seasons from January 1st, 2019 to March 31st, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    Bag limit varies by season:
    October 15 to December 31 bag limit = 5 Tautog per person
    April 1 to May 31 bag limit = 3 Tautog per person
    June 1 to July 31 bag limit = 1 Tautog per person
    August 1 to October 14 bag limit = 3 Tautog per person

  • Bag Limit 2

  • Measurements Min Size: 16 in Total Length

  • Closed Seasons from December 15th, 2017 to March 31st, 2018
    from May 1st, 2018 to October 10th, 2018
    from December 10th, 2018 to March 31st, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    Effective April 1, 2018 in New York State, recreational tautog fisheries will be split into two management regions with separate seasons and possession limits:
    Long Island Sound Management Region (Marine and coastal district waters lying east of the Throgs Neck Bridge and west of a line that runs from Orient Pt, NY to Watch Hill, RI): April 1 – 30 (2 fish) and October 11 – December 9 (3 fish)

    NY Bight Management Region (Marine and coastal district waters lying outside of the Long Island Sound Region) April 1 – 30 (2 fish) and October 15 – December 22 (4 fish)

For a list of official country and state regulations, visit here