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Red drum, a few weigh ins.

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Good luck......

but it should go longer than a few weeks.

Mater of fact, in a few weeks, it should start getting good :) 

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1 hour ago, Catskill John said:

Good luck......

but it should go longer than a few weeks.

Mater of fact, in a few weeks, it should start getting good :) 

Any solid tips on red drum? Rig, test, bait, etc?

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4 hours ago, Catskill John said:

Good luck......

but it should go longer than a few weeks.

Mater of fact, in a few weeks, it should start getting good :) 

This Sunday I’ll be down for 10 days is what I meant. 
then home for 3-4 then back for another 10 

it’s just a start and will end for me after thanksgiving 

 

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2 hours ago, Bucktails_and_beers said:

Any solid tips on red drum? Rig, test, bait, etc?

I’ll do my best to help answer those questions. This is only my approach, others may be different. 
I run at least 4 rods if the sweep will allow, heavy currents won’t allow this for me. This takes a lot of bait.
2 are Lamiglas rods, conventional, capable of 10 and bait. These are spooled with 17 Lb test Mono.50 Lb shock leader. 
2 are spinners 6-8 max. 17 Lb test mono, 50 Lb shock leader. 
Then I run kingfish, spot rods to catch bait. These have braid, 20-30 Lb. 
Rigs: typical Drum rig, 4-6 inch leader on a fish finder. 
Up-down rig. Same Drum rig as above but with a 6 inch dropper loop above the sinker slide. Basically a modified top and bottom rig. 
Bait: Fresh caught Kingfish, spot, Bunker and finger mullet. Sand fleas and Hard blue crab. 
Hooks, 8/0 or bigger Gamikatzu Octopus hooks, personal preference, occasionally a J hook. I use this size more for the fact I need the hook point exposed the best I can for hookups. I hook larger chunks through the belly, it’s skinnier than the back and gives better hook point access. It dosnt fill the gap up as bad. Heads are great bait and the crabs don’t bother them as bad. Mullet I half cutting the tail off to stop from spinning. Blue crab, no shell, haves or 1/4’s. 
even a Kingfish can eat a big hook, LOL
Shew, that about does it, I think. 
 

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^^^ This advise is good. I use a 12' Penn batallion conventional also 10 n bait, Penn Mag 990, now a Penn Fathom ii 15 Sd with 17# mono, 50# shock leader, Whole spot or the biggest fish head I can find.   I use custom made fish finder rigs, But now I can copy and make my own.

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6 mins ago, MDsurffishing said:

We caught a few Saturday night on AI between 24" - 30" and had a good hour of Blues around 14" run into our hooks

Thanks for the update, I’ll be down to fish the 13th on, 

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3 hours ago, delaware surfman said:

This Sunday I’ll be down for 10 days is what I meant. 
then home for 3-4 then back for another 10 

it’s just a start and will end for me after thanksgiving 

 

20 days drum fishin:rav: I’m jealous. Probably won’t make it this fall. 

Should be plenty long for a few good stories. 

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Shorter leaders cast farther. Use circle hooks. Use a barrel swivel for the fish finder, not the plastic kind, if you are throwing more than 4oz. Put a bead between the swivel and the barrel swivel to protect the shocker knot. Do not put a bead above the swivel. If you break off a fish, they will be dragging your weight around which may kill the fish. Low light/night time is the right time.

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It’s getting close.  We’re doing the first week of October in Assateague and the last week of October in Buxton. 

13’ Rod Geeks build with a Daiwa 30SHA and 17# Tritanium Plus.  Short leaders, fresh mullet and go. 

 

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On 9/8/2021 at 6:25 PM, Catskill John said:

 Probably won’t make it this fall.

 

Dang CJ...we'll save a spot for ya just in case...

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