along Assateague's shoreline while surf fishing during the fall. Also found in
bays such as Chincoteague Bay while trolling or casting from the shores of Ocean
City. A fish often found near deep channels, anglers that cast along shallow flats
or grassy shorelines can experience a strike many times in these areas.
has a black spot on the tail and is red in over all color.
from 2 to 45 pounds mostly. The world record is 94 pounds, 2 ounces. Red Drum
are considered a fine trophy fish in many respects. They feed on fish, mollusks
and crustaceans and can live 20 years or longer.
running fish after the strike, many surf fishermen watch them peel the line out
as they race off the shores of Assateague's pristine coastline.
drum love fresh peeler crabs, jigs, and cut bait.
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