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#1 sudsman44

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Posted August 09 2011 - 11:17 AM

Has anyone seen or heard of red drum being taken from the surf in NJ? I saw some old pics (I mean OLD) taken in Strathmere of guys with stringers of large reds from the surf. I'm guessing Cape May area would be a best bet, but I've never seen it discussed on the NJ boards, just wonderin, thanks.


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#2 JohnnyK

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Posted August 09 2011 - 11:29 AM

Just saw a report of one caught in R.I.


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#3 Drew C.

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Posted August 09 2011 - 1:16 PM

They are caught from time to time. Every couple of years it seems there will be quite a few caught but to actually target them successfully, I think that's a long shot.


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#4 HaysWalt

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Posted August 09 2011 - 2:22 PM

They are caught from time to time. Every couple of years it seems there will be quite a few caught but to actually target them successfully, I think that's a long shot.


like Drew said- every now and then, but they come in spurts.


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#5 sLyNJDaiwa

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Posted August 09 2011 - 3:39 PM


so no one goes out with the mindset to fish for them?? So ppl in  njjust get lucky when they do catch one??



 



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#6 HaysWalt

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Posted August 10 2011 - 7:35 AM

so no one goes out with the mindset to fish for them?? So ppl in  njjust get lucky when they do catch one??

 


That is correct- every drum I've seen caught was caught by a surf fisherman fishing for stripers with clam.
Total number over the years- about 15.


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#7 bido

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Posted August 10 2011 - 8:03 AM

They used to be commonplace many years ago I heard.
Pressure on red drum wiped them out. Now that they are recovering in the SE maybe we will see more here.

I came across a huge school of black drum the other day about 2 miles out. Unfortunately they were all dead, floating on the surface. I guess a netter caught them and dumped them all. There was one every 30 yards or so, floating belly up. Big ones too, like 40-60 pounders.


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Posted August 10 2011 - 10:56 AM


Back in the 90's I remember them being fairly common underneath schools of bluefish in September/October/November in Ocean County.  I have not heard of any being caught in recent years though.



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#9 Flounderhooked21

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Posted August 10 2011 - 11:10 AM

I remember reading a report of a fisherman who caught a red drum on clam while bass fishing 2-3 yrs ago. I forgot where exactly he caught it, but I think it was down south in NJ.


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Posted August 10 2011 - 7:04 PM


They will be back, hopefully soon!



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#11 sudsman44

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Posted August 10 2011 - 10:07 PM

Well, not exactly NJ but there is hope!

http://www.striperso...497/red-drum-ri


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#12 fishfind

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Posted August 11 2011 - 10:16 AM

Back before WWII Strathmere was well known for red drum. As stated above once in awhile they show up. 5 years ago I was fishing the Corsens area and was having a horrible day. No one else around. After about four hours this elderly guy shows up, real nice guy, sets up about 50-75 ft. away from me throwing a 3" bass asassin. On his third cast pulls in a 19" red drum:shock:. He wasn't sure what the fish was when he pulled it in, but I told him you hooked into a great fish that is not seen in these water much. Five casts later he pulls in a 23" red drum. At that point I knew it was time for me to go home.:D:D


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#13 eelball 1

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Posted August 11 2011 - 11:36 AM

No red drum in south jersey. Everybody move along, nothing to see here.


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#14 HaysWalt

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Posted August 11 2011 - 11:43 AM

No red drum is south jersey. Everybody move along, nothing to see here.


You trying to get rid of the competition EB? How you been?


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#15 eelball 1

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Posted August 11 2011 - 1:31 PM

Doing well. Hope your doing good to.
Btw, no specs in SJ either;):p


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