Black drum normally feed inshore at high trend and leave when reduced tide takes place. You can find them near jetties, bridge pilings, boat docks, boat drops anchor, around oyster beds, bays, as well as marshes. They could be at sandy bases additionally. You could apprehend them from the surf, from a secured watercraft or trolling. When fishing for black drum you might wish to hesitate a few secs prior to establishing the hook as they mouth the bait. A whole lot of times when fishing the pier you could view them, and you can jig your lure before them. When you hook one they put up a fierce fight. I have had a few big ones damage my line.
Black drum could be recognized by the vertical black bars on their sides. They are located from New England to the Gulf of Mexico. They have no teeth, however have some in their throat to squash oysters and also barnacles they eat. Black drum reach maturation at 4 or 5 years of age as well as often swim in institutions. Their ordinary weight is 20 to 40 extra pounds as well as they could live to be 30 years aged. They favor temperatures in the range of 53 levels F to 85 degrees F. They prefer to consume crabs, oysters, mussels, and also squid, and also they are bottom feeders.