View Full Version : My first RED DRUM - 12 June 2008

06-13-2008, 05:31 AM
When we left the boat ramp at 3:30 I had already been fishing ALL DAY.....ran my boat out of Rudee and went to the tower for some spadefish action alongside the "Graceland II" of Darrens.....I headed back in at 1 30 and was home at 2 30. Parked the Truck/Boat and jumped in my other truck and headed to lynnhaven and met Billy at CRAB CREEK Tackle shop....2 bags of ice and fresh crabs and we were under way..........The first fish, being the 40 incher came off my light tackle spinning rod........After setting there for an hour with no bites doing the "conventional" drum fishing ......I Hooked a crab on my spinning rod w/ NO weight and let it rip way way way back behind the boat......with in 30 seconds the fish sucked the crab off the surface of the water and the fight was on...........


after tagging the fish it was released strong and healthy.....This ones for you babe, let it go Ju-Ba style !!!


My sweet little 40 .........


then the sunset and 2 fat guys killed a bag of cookies and lemonade.......what a slick calm bay & killer sunset.............


Then as the darkness set in here come the fish...............



06-13-2008, 06:11 AM
great job racn those are some pretty fish! that pic of the sunset and rods is beautiful.

06-13-2008, 07:25 AM
Gotta love those drum....the strength is just awesome.

06-13-2008, 09:18 AM
nice catch do you cut the crab in half i want to try for some reds

06-13-2008, 09:11 PM
nice reds Jamie!

06-13-2008, 09:18 PM
nice reds but i dont eat or keep anything over 24. can you keep them where you fish. In louisiana we cant keep them in federa waters which is 3 miles off the coast.

06-14-2008, 07:13 AM
you can keep them from 18 to 28 but I tag & release any and all i ever catch no matter what size

06-14-2008, 12:19 PM
That is my favorite fish to catch in the salt water. pull like a freight train. Congrats on the catch and thanks for the pics.

06-14-2008, 09:46 PM
Nice catch, good pics too.