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For those of you whom have caught Red Drum...

What bait did you use?

Do they fight like stripers do?

[ 11-29-2004, 04:24 PM: Message edited by: Dakota Rob ]
 

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some barners were in on a good bite for one or two days a couple years ago at herford inlet but have heard nothing since.that area years ago was very big in catching and harvesting them in the teen's twenties and thirties.
 

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Mullet has been hot this season as well in The Mosquito Lagoon

They also love mini blue claws
 

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I was in on that red drum bite at Herefods Inlet in NWW a couple years ago, we also had a lot of specks that year and the bite lasted for about a week or so. I've caught red drum in Hatteras on mullet,bunker,and shrimp. I also got'em on bloodworms when fishing for sea mullet down there as well as on gold Hopkins ,Mirrorlure 52m's and on leadheads with green twistertails on a troutrod when fishing for trout (specks).
I think they fight harder and longer per pound than stripers, but sometimes your observations and memory gets fuzy in the fog of battle. Never the less, they are a lot of fun and the little keeper size guys make a excellent meal.
 

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I've caught them on mullet in NJ and have caught many of them on shrimp in FL.

Pound for pound, they fight better than a striper.
 

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I had a excellent battle with a Red a few Springs
ago...I was fishing off the KittyHawk Fishing Pier down in OBX..
Was Using A White Bucktail
with a Green 2" Rubber Teaser above it..It hit
the teaser and I believe it was the biggest one
brought up over the rail that day...
I later went down below and fished a nice break
in the waves and landed a few others off the
beach...

[ 11-30-2004, 10:27 AM: Message edited by: NIGHTSTRIKES ]
 

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Originally posted by Dakota Rob:
For those of you whom have caught Red Drum...

What bait did you use?

Do they fight like stripers do?
NO they would beat the crap out of a striper!! i wish there were BIG reds in NJ.

 

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Originally posted by Dakota Rob:
For those of you whom have caught Red Drum...

What bait did you use?

Do they fight like stripers do?
Bunker, what else? (lower Chesapeake Bay) :D Fight twice as hard as bass.
 

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Originally posted by aimless2:
I caught a bunch of reds on pilchards yesterday, but I was in SW Florida. :eek: Apparently live bait works.
What's a Pilchard??

Are you with Jack??

[ 11-30-2004, 11:53 PM: Message edited by: Dr. Bass ]
 

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Originally posted by TWIN D'S:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Dakota Rob:
For those of you whom have caught Red Drum...

What bait did you use?

Do they fight like stripers do?
Bunker, what else? (lower Chesapeake Bay) :D Fight twice as hard as bass. </font>[/QUOTE]yup bunker, but nothing beats fresh caught bait for the monsters down in the OBX ;) match the hatch and the big boys/girls will cooperate :D
 

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Originally posted by Redfish Rob:
Any more pictures of Red Drums?


[ 12-01-2004, 02:53 PM: Message edited by: beachboy ]
 

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Tom,

What is that, a redfish or dirt-fish? You fish killer. :D ;)
 

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Hey, any of you guys with OBX expierience know when the best time of year is to fish for these giants down there? I was thinking about maybe taking a Friday & a Monday off & driving down there & hitting the surf hard.
 

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Originally posted by snichols:
Tom,

What is that, a redfish or dirt-fish? You fish killer. :D ;)
hey steve,

Nope they went back to fight another day. they are tough fish - that night the waves were about 8ft rolling in. mercanwit went for a swim releasing the one fish for me. when it kicked to take off it knocked him over(and he's got some weight behind him ;) )

the first pic i posted i usually get abused for because of the death grip/hug i have on it... LOL :D but i had never caught anything that big before at that point and wasn't about to drop it
 

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Originally posted by mch:
Hey, any of you guys with OBX expierience know when the best time of year is to fish for these giants down there? I was thinking about maybe taking a Friday & a Monday off & driving down there & hitting the surf hard.
pretty much the same times our stripers are running. spring and fall, but it depends on the air and water temps. the last couple years the water has been too warm in november IMO, and the big guys haven't been around.

its well worth the trip though. free driving on the beach, you can light fires, and drink on the beach. and you never know what will be swimming in the water down there, but whatever it is will usually be big (sharks, rays, bass, reds)
 
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