DNREC confirms new state fishing record tautog caught near Indian River Inlet

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James Milano of North Babylon, Long Island, N.Y., landed a state record 34-inch, 22-pound, 14.4-ounce tautog May 6 fishing east of the Indian River Inlet. (DNREC/Submitted Photo)

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has confirmed a new state record for tautog, caught off the Indian River Inlet, as the second state record of 2023 for the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament.

The latest record breaking fish caught comes after a record musky was caught in January in the Brandywine River which raised the bar for freshwater anglers.

The 34-inch, 22-pound, 14.4-ounce tautog was caught May 6 off a wreck east of the Inlet by James Milano of North Babylon, New York, while fishing on the No Limit, a charter boat captained by Jon Azato.

The record ‘tog catch was certified by the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife at Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em Bait & Tackle at Indian River Inlet. The new state record tautog weighed 1…

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