Fishing - Blackfish/Tautog

Montauk Blackfish

Fishing Blackfish/Tautog

If you are not fishing for blackfish, you certainly should, because it is one of the few fish that can rival winter flounder for taste and the striped bass for a challenge in hooking one.

Montauk offer some of the best blackfishing and the Halfback can take you were the blackfish are located. In the waters around the East End of Long Island they can be found off Montauk Point, in Shinnecock Bay at the Ponquogue Bridge, Fishers Island, Orient Point and Block Island.

Blackfish are stout, heavy-bodied fish with large scales. Their thick lips make them easy to recognize, but they don’t hide their protruding teeth that they use to pick mussels off a rock. Blackfish up to 10 pounds are fairly common especially off Montauk and the North Fork, but most fish you will catch range from 3-6 pounds.

Blackfish/Tautog taste:

The meat of the blackfish, also called tautog, is ideal for chowders; it's firm and holds up well under heat. And blackfish taste like what they eat—mussels, barnacles, crabs and lobsters, another reason why it's known as the chowder fish.

 

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  • Halfback Charters
    Montauk, New York

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About Us

The Halfback with Captain Art have been fishing Montauk, NY waters since 1990

What we fish for

  • STRIPED BASS FISHING
  • SEA BASS FISHING
  • MAKO FISHING
  • FLUKE / FLOUNDER FISHING
  • HAMMERHEAD SHARK FISHING
  • BLACKFISH/TAUTOG FISHING
  • THRESHER SHARK FISHING
  • TUNA FISHING
  • PORGY FISHING
  • MAHI MAHI FISHING
  • YELLOWFIN TUNA FISHING

Dock Location


Halfback Charters
59 Star Island Road
Montauk, New York
11954