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Black Drum Rigs

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I'm hoping to get out for Black Drum this spring.  I've been surf fishing for Stripers and Red Drum for years, but I've never targeted Black Drum.  

 

I tie all my own rigs (Hi-Lo, Cannonball, Teasers...), so I'm looking for recommendations on surf setups.  What size hooks do you prefer, and type of rig do you use?  I know that the Jersey guys use clams, but it seems like Sand Fleas are the preferred bait at Assateague.

 

If nothing else, it's a good topic for a cold winter day...

 

Thanks

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3 mins ago, Surf Guy said:

I'm hoping to get out for Black Drum this spring.  I've been surf fishing for Stripers and Red Drum for years, but I've never targeted Black Drum.  

 

I tie all my own rigs (Hi-Lo, Cannonball, Teasers...), so I'm looking for recommendations on surf setups.  What size hooks do you prefer, and type of rig do you use?  I know that the Jersey guys use clams, but it seems like Sand Fleas are the preferred bait at Assateague.

 

If nothing else, it's a good topic for a cold winter day...

 

Thanks

Last spring GW and I had luck with both High Low and Fish Finder rigs with Peeler Crabs, 7.0 Circles on both.  They were right behind the inner break.  Good luck.

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Peelers in Va. surf

Sandfleas in Md. surf

A single drop loop with a 8.0 - 9.0 circle loaded with fleas works well for me. Also good for any stripers going by. 

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Usually I'm fishing a combination of Hi-Lo and Fish Finder rigs with 8/0 hooks. Fishing both sandfleas and peelers. Nothing too complicated. 

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