All I Want For Christmas Is Tautog | S1E04 | B-Side Fishing

With dull gray scales, bulbous heads, and gnarly buck teeth, tautog aren't winning any beauty contests. But what they lack in looks they make up for in fight and flavor. Joe Cermele has been a member of the Northeast 'tog cult for decades, and breaks down why so many anglers can't wait to close out their saltwater season chasing these oddballs.

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