In the last month or so I've been heavily fishing the bay around I-10. With the cost of gas I'm staying closer to home. In that time I've found a nice pattern for sightfishing big black drum on light gear. I've been going to a couple of oyster shell/rock bars thatI know around the high tide.I chum heavilywith peeled bits of shrimp. The blk. drum smell it and come inSHALLOW. Sight a fish/pod of fish and freeline either a 4 inch gulp shrimp or a split blue crab. In the past 3 weeks I've landed nearly a dozen fish this way-all of which have been over 20# with some over 35#. I got 2 today before the storm front on 6 lb gear-one 23#, one 30#. All the fish have been revived and released. It's not the most glamorous, but it's certainly a fun way to burn a couple hours. Tonight, I'll try and upload a few pics from my cell phone. Tight lines.