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O.B.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:05 pm    Post subject: big black drum in the boat hole Reply with quote

Had to get a fishing fix before the weekend. Stopped at Dimmit after work for what was supposed to be a 45 minute wade for some dinner trout. It ended up being an hour wade with a 20 minute battle with a beast of a black drum. I was fishing with the breeze at my back throwing the famous TTF white belly soft plastic for trout when i heard a trout pop behind me. I turned and started fishing into the wind and into the sun in search of that trout I thought I heard. I was standing in about knee deep water when I noticed a huge tail fan out of the shallow water about 75yds away. I assumed it was a red and started my slow stalk. Upon getting closer I noticed it was no red. The tail had a distinct black drum look. Once I crept into casting range the first cast was aimed just behind him but he was spooked as my line ran across his back. After a couple of minutes he showed up with his tail out of the water again. It took about five casts before I put it where he wanted it. I literally had to drag the lure under him to get him to take it. Once he found it and I felt the pull, I set the hook for a battle I won't soon forget on my curado e7. After about a good solid 20 minutes with short strong runs I tired him out and into my net he went. I had no scale nor ruler to measure him but I estimate him at about 35". This is my biggest black drum I have ever caught. After I snapped a couple of pics I carried him back into the water and off he went with no help. I watched him swim ever so slow into the deep from which he came.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice ugly there !!! Thanks for making me wanna go fishing even more !!!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh man the itch for tailing fish is on.
nice catch.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good report and pix OB
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NICE FISH!
and on plastic good job Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice indeed. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kudos...It's nice when you have a limited time on the water and can get into a solid battle.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great story. BU's are cool when caught on an artificial!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SWEET!!!!!


Holy moly that water is clear!!!! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome story and fight on light tackle. That rocks!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are fun to fight Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:24 am    Post subject: Thanks everyone. Reply with quote

gotmullet? wrote:
They are fun to fight Very Happy

Hey gotmullet?, i was contemplating whether to go or not that day and i remembered your signature and thought i wanted to get out there if it was just for one hour also. lol
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoyed the read...Good pics...Thanks for posting
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Thanks everyone. Reply with quote

O.B. wrote:
gotmullet? wrote:
They are fun to fight Very Happy

Hey gotmullet?, i was contemplating whether to go or not that day and i remembered your signature and thought i wanted to get out there if it was just for one hour also. lol


It paid off Bud Very Happy
I'll be back out there on Tuesday weather permitting...
Congrats on that Big Ugly.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good looking fish Very Happy
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