January 7, 2015


Westerfeld?s state record tautog. Photo by Capt. Kane Bounds

Possible world record tautog caught

On January 2, two anglers brought in the New Year with Maryland state record tautog and chain pickerel catches.

Kenneth Westerfeld of College Point, NY reeled in a 28.8-pound tautog 20 miles southeast of Ocean City while fishing in about 75-feet of water with Captain Kane Bounds on the charter boat Fish Bound. Maryland?s previous record was a 23-pound tautog caught by Charles Donohue near Ocean City in 2012. The current world record is 25 pounds.