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HEEEREFISHYFISHY
March 15th, 2010, 09:14 AM
left GYB around 7:45am hit the boat cut for about 30-45 min with nothing to show and decided to go to end of the north.water temp was 58.9 when we set up and it wasn't long we were in the big drum.caught some on crab but the shrimp was the ticket.ended up c&r 12 from 25# to 36#(if my scale is correct).My father-n-law is from the hill country so he was having a blast with these big fish.water was 60.1 when we left and we were in 25-26 foot of water.

imhammer
March 15th, 2010, 09:25 AM
Sweet.....That looks like fun.....Did you enter the tournament?

WestEndAngler
March 15th, 2010, 09:36 AM
Are you registered for the Black Drum Tournament?

HEEEREFISHYFISHY
March 15th, 2010, 09:36 AM
:mad:nope!:mad:when the 3rd drum hit the deck,I was thinking why the hell didn't I enter.Oh well,next time.:chair:

WestEndAngler
March 15th, 2010, 09:38 AM
You can still enter... plenty of time left.

screamindrag
March 15th, 2010, 09:51 AM
nice catches. Sure is fun fishing for those ugly suckers.

Robalo
March 15th, 2010, 12:58 PM
We hit S. Jetty about Noon on saturday, was there about 15 minutes-2 hits (I use circle hooks and forgot not to set it, just reel) missed em, then phone rang and ambulance was taking my dad to hospital, so pulled anchor and headed in and then to check on him in hospital, so only 15 minutes, but 2 hits right away, slow outgoing tide with little movement-28' water, crabs.

nokatchin
March 15th, 2010, 01:19 PM
Nice catches and lots of action.

Fisher_Of_Men
March 15th, 2010, 10:05 PM
Wow!!! Nice fish... Yep, I'm hoping to get on the board this weekend... I have a new spot that I hope is holding some "50 inchers..." Those BU's are fun to catch.... :)

HEEEREFISHYFISHY
March 16th, 2010, 08:26 AM
The bigest one we caught was about 40 inches and it was a 15-20 min fight with med gear.A 50 incher would be a battle for shure.I'm not shure if my scale is correct,the 40 inch one was only 36# on the scale but felt heaver to me.idk it was BIG fun.

Fisher_Of_Men
March 16th, 2010, 09:21 AM
Those are awesome fish. We had one last year in the tourney I believe was around 43 inches. I have Penn reels loaded with 80lb Suffix Braid and Penn Slammer and Ugly Stik rods in the 20-50 lb. class. We had a few we believe were larger, break off.

We will be trying the same spots this weekend, if the weather cooperates..:reeling:

see ya on the water....

WestEndAngler
March 16th, 2010, 10:02 AM
I bring my snapper rods out when I got after Big Uglies...

100LB leader, 80 lb top shot on the reel to 65lb braid. We've bent several 7/0 hooks before :D

HEEEREFISHYFISHY
March 16th, 2010, 11:07 AM
All we had were some Ambassadeur 6500's I found in my closet with 30# mono on some $9.00 Academy rods someone gave me for christmas years ago.Next time i'll be better prepared and hope to find some to bend 7/0 hooks.

dbarham
March 17th, 2010, 06:57 PM
nice catches. Sure is fun fishing for those ugly suckers. you recognize that guy Tommy?:rolleyes:

PasadenaMan
March 24th, 2010, 05:28 PM
I might just have to head out saturday to get some big uglies after seeing those pictures! Nice...

SUPER SPOOK
March 24th, 2010, 05:46 PM
nice catch

westbay grasshoppa
March 25th, 2010, 10:02 PM
since i dont have a boat... is there any point to entering the drum tourney? Where could i catch em?

ztrede
March 26th, 2010, 08:33 AM
nice drum! i tried in the channel on wednesday and got skunked