By Steve Lucas
Earlier in the week I went over to the [Florida] West Coast to hunt for the Big Ugly – Black Drum. Cousin to the Red Drum.
All the Blacks this week were between 20 and 40 pounds. Here are some pictures from one day of fishing –
It was a gorgeous day and being able to stand and sight fish Black Drum was an absolute treat.
Armed with my new batch of T & A Jig Heads, I bagged three heavyweight monsters and my arms felt like rubber after the mayhem subsided.
Of course one of my fishing days would exhaust most ordinary folk but I still had enough energy to paddle behind an island, drop anchor, stick an enormous Tommy Bahama beach umbrella in the mud and stretch out for a cat nap in the W 500. When I awoke hot coffee and lunch in the shade seemed in order before the leisurely paddle back to the launch.
I hauled out onto the floating dock without getting my feet wet, washed off my gear and loaded up.
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