Get Funky with Black Drum

By |2019-03-14T09:17:50+00:003.14.2019|1 Comment

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Windy week of fishing! The wind has really picked up this week but the fishing has been pretty good. I have shifted most of my fishing around the Indian River and some in Mosquito Lagoon. The black drum have made another good appearance around the docks and bridges, a dead stinky shrimp has really been the key. Don’t be scared to let you bait sit in the sun for an hour or two to get some added funk! The black drum just can’t resist the funk! Fish these stinky morsels tight to the pilings where the water starts to drop off with a 1/4 oz. jig-head and wait for the thump.

Also this week I have been seeing some large redfish, most fish have been on the outside of large sandbars where the water makes a quick drop off. The fish are roaming these bars in search of an easy meal. A large black mullet head or mid-section fished free lined on a 5/0 or 6/0 circle hook attached to 30lb. leader has worked very well. These fish take some patience so don’t be surprised if you wait a while for a bite, you may not get a lot but the ones you get will be worth the wait!

About the Author:

Captain Alex Hughey is a 25 year old Florida native to the Space Coast. This being said, Alex has been able to focus his attention on the three main lagoon systems, the Indian River, Banana River, and Mosquito Lagoon which are home to a variety of species including the most popular redfish, black drum, sea trout, snook, and tarpon. Alex has had a p

One Comment

  1. HooknCook March 18, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Stinky shrimp = black drum, got it.

    Thanks.

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