BLACK DRUM

(Po­go­nias cromis)

Sport Fishing - - FISH FACTS -

Though black drum lack the sta­tus, glam­our and — let’s be hon­est — spir­ited fight of their cousin, the red drum, they do get quite large. The all-tackle-record black, taken in Delaware wa­ters, tipped the scales at just over 113 pounds. And blacks do get around: They’re com­monly caught in in­shore, of­ten brack­ish, wa­ters (at times, pro­vid­ing good sight-cast­ing tar­gets) from New Jer­sey to Texas. Char­ac­ter­is­tic of adults are the whiskered “beards,” as this one is de­vel­op­ing.

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