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June 2, 2022

Black on the Yak

Catching big black drum on a kayak is a hoot – those hefty bruisers take you for a serious sleigh ride, and few inshore fish grow as large as these drum. No, they won’t tail-walk and […]
October 20, 2020

Landing Big Fish With Small Gear

If you enjoy light tackle angling in saltwater, there will come a day when an unexpected beast of one species or another attacks your lure or bait, and you’ll be faced with a battle in which […]
July 22, 2020

Black Drum, Part II: Fishing With Bait

Last week we dove into a topic that should get any light tackle angler excited: catching black drum on jigs. This is, of course, not the most common way for folks to target drum – fishing […]
July 21, 2020

Black Drum Part I: Catching Drum on Jigs

Black drum may not be the prettiest fish in the world, but they certainly fight like a bulldog and their potential to get big certainly makes them an interesting target. Most folks who target them specifically […]
May 30, 2019

Black Drum in the Surf

When it comes to catching black drum, one of the toughest challenges to surmount is hauling a black in through the surf. Surf fishing has a number of difficult aspects – weather may be an issue […]
April 25, 2018


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March 15, 2018

Try These Tips For Huge Black Drum

You want to catch a monster black drum? We’re not talking about a 10-pounder, here. We’re not talking about a 30-pounder, or even a 50-pound drum. But a true beast of a black, 70 to 80 […]
December 6, 2017

Fun with Black Drum

Okay, so maybe black drum aren’t the most beautiful fish swimming in the sea. Nor are they the tastiest once they surpass 30 or 40 pounds (though smaller ones are quite good in the frying pan). […]
September 7, 2016

Texas Hotshots – Black Drum on 12 Test, Released

Wade fishing in Pachary Flats Upper Laguna Modre -caught this over size black drum on 12 lb test line. Fish was released after a fellow fisherman used my cell phone to get this picture.
March 5, 2013

Tips for Hunting Fish with your Fishfinder

When I’m at the helm of my boat staring at my fishfinder screen, I feel like a predator with the keen vision of an eagle – even though my old eyes can barely make out the print on a […]