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I've heard from many people that when the red drum are blitzin', the fishing in the surf gets chaotic. Sounds fun... when's the best time to get them in the Lewes/Bethany Beaches area? I fish mostly out of Keybox Road, if that makes much of a difference. Also, what's best to use for them (rods, baits, etc...)?

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We don't usually see a red drum blitz up north. You need to head south to catch a blitz and even there its a hit or miss.

Up north here, you would be lucky to even see a red drum.

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bait - spot, kingfish, blues, bunker...heads and chunks. Nice stiff surf pole, rated up to least 8oz (heads are heavy) , and any size from 10' on up will work. I would recomend something in the 12' range rated up to 12 ozs. Generally, most of us throw at least 6oz's or 8oz's of lead plus head/chunk. Total weight you will be throwing could be 10 ozs + with the heads. If you plan on throwing just chunks, a lighter weighted rod will do.

If your trying up in delaware, I would recomend headin further south. The further south you go, the better the chance of getting a red. Never seen a red drum blitz, and to be honest, one is tough to come by.

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Haven't been successful with drum off Delawares Beaches-But their have been red drum caught in the De. Bay-warmer weather? go figure tell the fish where they should be. I am fishing A. I. this spring so perhaps-//I will tell you that the V.A . outer islands have drum-We used 12" rods,8n bait-menhayden-We fished with a local guide and had a great expierence. Good Luck!

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