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Old 06-19-2010, 01:51 AM   #1
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went to garcon for some sheepshead. had a little jig with some shrimp behind the yak, and another rod with a sheepshead rig in my hand. both rods get hit at the same time.....fought the drum around the pillings and managed to get lucky and get him away from the bridge, eventually I lost the other fish on the jig. But after a 10 minute or so fight I see I got a big black drum! It was at least 3 foot long and and estimated 35 pounds.went to revive him after a few pics, and i guess he was ready to go....cause he broke my lip-grips and took off. later on I caught a 20 inch speck on a croaker. and of course i got a few sheepsheads! there were also a bunch of really small cats today.nice day, no oil......and I beat the rain!

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Old 06-19-2010, 05:32 PM   #2
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are there a lot of sheepsheads out there right now
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Old 06-19-2010, 05:47 PM   #3
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sheepshead were hit and miss, but they are definately out there.
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:12 PM   #4
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Are black drum good to eat?
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:34 AM   #5
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Nice job man! I bet that beast towed you around good.

Flathead, they're fantastic when they are smaller (slot-sized) the big ones aren't quite as tasty and tend to have muscle worms. They're still edible and cooking kills the worms so no worry about them infecting people. Just no sashimi.

On a conservation note, though it is perfectly legal to keep 1 black drum over 24inches. Consider the fact that 1 big drum like that is capable of producing 10X or more offspring that survive to adulthood than a slot fish. Considering the oil spill, this years larval fish floating in the Gulf are the ones being smothered and killed by the oil. The large adult fish are probably not going to be as affected if at all. The more big'uns that are out in the bay, the faster the juvenile population is going to be replenished.

That said, I am NOT at all condemning anyone's actions for harvesting legal fish. You could also argue the other direction and say "Kill em and grill em" while we still got the chance. Put em out of their misery before the oil gets em.

Fantastic job on that fish.
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:38 AM   #6
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that soutime you nds like a fun day man pm or call me next time yo go to garcon only live a couple miles away 5544257 trout should be gettin thick before long if the oil dosent mess it up which it prolly will. oh and hittin navarre up in the AM if anyone wants to join
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:32 PM   #7
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what a beast...glad you landed it
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