Saturday, June 18, 2011

1st ever black drum!

Last Wednesday night/Thursday morning I fished with Miles in the york river to search for black drum. A buddy of mine heard reports of them so I had to give it a try. I launched at about 10pm and got distracted by the striper at various dock lights. After about 7-8 striper I started paddling to the "drum spot". I only fished for about 10 mins before hooking up on my first ever black drum. I caught it using cut blue crab on a fish-finder rig. It was 27" and probably around 12lbs I guess. Nothing huge as far as black drum go but it was a nice fight on my Release reel. The total for the night was about 15 striper up to 24", 2 croaker, 1 dink flounder I caught while unhooking the 24" striper, and 1 27" black drum. Miles ended up with a few striper. Not a bad night. Work the next day was a little rough because I didn't get to sleep til about 5:30am, but it was well worth it.

In the past two weeks I've done a little bit of bass fishing at Beaverdam reservoir. I only had a couple hours after work but i made the best of it with several bass per day and a couple nice pickerel.

Also Lately when I really need to fish but have no time at all I just go to a creek about a mile down the road and fish for these pretty little guys.


  1. Congrats on your first Black Drum! Even though it wasn't a monster, it's still a lot bigger than the little one's I've caught before :)

  2. Congratulations of the catch of the Black Drum! That is fantastic.
    Craig Outdoors
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