Went back to Johnsons beach this afternoon for another attempt at catching a fish. So far all I have managed there is a couple Rays. But today I finally caught a fish, and is was a good one, a great fight. I arrived at about 315PM and the tide was coming in fast with big wave action. It was raining a bit when I set up my three rods. I didn't see anyone else fishing anywhere. I set three rods, small medium and large, all with live shrimp. I moved them around a bit every so often, the tide was coming in fast. About 420 my biggest rod took off. We fought up and down the beach a while and tired each other out after close to 20 minutes, when I finally pulled it just out of the surf - and my swivel snapped. I had just put new 30# test on and it held fine, but the swivel actually broke. I was able to grab the fish and pull it out of the water at this point. It was a 30+ inch, 25+ pound black drum.
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