Thirteen Shorts and Two Keeper Tog by Ed Valitutto

With the fantastic weather forecast for Wednesday Nov 10th, Caesar Pesarini joined me for a day of tog fishing down at the southern sod banks. We started below the Rutgers building but the incoming tide was too fast and carried too much grass. Caesar suggested we try the sod banks across from the old fish factory. There the tide was a little weaker and after an hour the incoming weed finally disappeared.
It wasn’t fast and furious but we had fun feeding the bait stealing tog. Eventually we hooked up and landed ~15 fish with two keepers! The weather stayed beautiful all day for once.

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