During the months of October to April when the flatheads are not biting, I switch to my favorite saltwater fish. Tautog or blackfish are very much alike flatheads. Both are structure oriented fish. Both require the same tackle (7'6 ft rod with conventional reel and 60lb braid). And both are really good to eat. crabs are the best bait and mid winter is the best time. Here's some form this spring and fall.