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Updated: 07/17/2014 08:00:02AM

Black drum: Underdog of the Harbor

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Every fisherman comes to Charlotte Harbor with delusions of grandeur. Jumping tarpon, record shark, giant snook and flats full of tailing redfish are the goals of their dreams. These are, after all, the most popular fish in our area. But many of our other fish are often overlooked.

One of our most overlooked fish is the black drum. I don’t understand why they are overlooked the way they are. Maybe it’s the “worm” stigma. They are well-populated, relatively easy to catch, get really big, fight like a tank falling off a cliff and sometimes school by the hundreds.

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