Although, the majority of the attention paid to Black Sea Bass and Tautog is on the south side of Cape Cod and Buzzard’s Bay, Cape Cod Bay has a thriving fishery for both of these fish in the Spring and Fall. I would say that the population is not as thick (at least not yet!), but if you know where to look (typical rock piles, jetties, etc.), there’s a good chance you’ll find some of these fish.
I use the same setup for both fish. On the conventional side, I use Avet SXJ’s paired with a Tsunami Trophy Series Slow Pitch Jigging Rods. My preference is the 6’6 in the medium heavy size, however others may want a stiffer rod. I’ll run 40lb Power Pro braid on these.
The braid is a bit on the heavier side, but it’s important to get the fish out of the rocks and debris they’re typically hiding in. In addition, it provides a bit more abrasion resistance.
Again, people’s preferences are all different, but these setups are quality products that will get you setup on the fish.