Black Drum for dinner (07-21-19)

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Black Drum for dinner (07-21-19)

Post by Mudfish » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:45 pm

My daughter joined me for a quick kayak fishing trip on Sunday. We launched around 10:30 AM during an incoming tide. We both tried top water lures and some other lures while cruising along the grass line, but no action, so we staked out on a deep bend, dropped down some fresh dead shrimp, and started catching fish right away. Sarah caught the first fish, a nice slot size Black Drum. We caught more Black Drum including some more in the slot, then got chased off the water early by thunderstorms. Short trip, but we had a few nice fish in the cooler and had a great time, so we were content with that.
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Re: Black Drum for dinner (07-21-19)

Post by GaG8tor » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:06 pm

Nice. Are they good eating? I don’t recall ever eating them but I’ve got a couple of spots where they are thick.

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Re: Black Drum for dinner (07-21-19)

Post by JohnYaksJax » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:22 pm

Mudfish....Nice to see Sarah out fishing (Outfishing??) with you again...and catching some nice Black Drum, which are very good eating, as you know!!

If/when we get some cooler temps and less storms, I will be getting in touch with you to meet and fish someplace....looking forward to it!!
That for the report and nice pix....JYJ

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Re: Black Drum for dinner (07-21-19)

Post by Mudfish » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:12 pm

JohnYaksJax wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:22 pm
Mudfish....Nice to see Sarah out fishing (Outfishing??) with you again...and catching some nice Black Drum, which are very good eating, as you know!!

If/when we get some cooler temps and less storms, I will be getting in touch with you to meet and fish someplace....looking forward to it!!
That for the report and nice pix....JYJ
Thanks, John! Looking forward to fishing with you again, but unfortunately it will be hot and rainy for a while :rain:


GaG8tor,
Black Drum are very good to eat. Very similar to Redfish, but milder. I definitely recommend you bleed them, though. I bleed almost all my catches, especially Redfish and Black Drum. It completely eliminates the "strong" fishy taste that fish sometimes have. It does make a mess in the cooler, but no blood on the cutting board when you fillet them.
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