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Old 07-08-2017, 07:43 AM   #1
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Has anyone caught a sizable black drum in the Choctawhatchee bay recently?
I remember as a kid/teen I used to catch quite a bit of them at the bridge(s), Shalimar, and in Garniers bayou on large,dead,fresh shrimp.
I don't fish the bridges anymore and have'nt been to a lot of my old spots but I think that as much fishing that i've done over the years I would have caught 1 or 2?
Plenty of reds and specks, but no black drum. Come to think of it, the last time I saw one landed was at 331 causeway with a buddy of mine back in the mid 90's. It was a hoss too.
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Old 07-08-2017, 08:46 AM   #2
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Don't know about over there, but I know where 2, each over 4' long, hang out in Escambia Bay.
One looks to be an albino? I was telling a friend a couple days ago about the albino one, and he said they'll turn a lighter color for a period of time and turn back dark? IDK, but this one really looks pinkish white. Lobbed all kinds of baits to them, they'd swim past it.
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Lobbed all kinds of baits to them, they'd swim past it.
Wow, those are some biggins'! I saw a guy catch a giant bull red off the Okaloosa island pier in the early 90s and it looked almost white. They dont get to be that big without survival skills, he/she has to choose wisely what they chew on. Ive seen many a large red just swim on by showing no interest in anything, maybe not hungry at the time but probably just been around the block a few times and just know better.
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