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Does anyone have any tips on catching Red Drum at Assateague?

I'll be heading down to O.C, soon for two weeks and I would like to give the Drum a try.

Thanks

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Here is a few really good tips.

1 Use fresh bait

2 Keep your bait fresh in the water. Check it every 15 minutes

3 Try to find a cut in the outter bar

4 Try different baits (spot, mullet, peelers, etc)

5 Patience

6 Use a big sharp circle hook

It took me a while before I got my first Red. Persistance is key

Good luck:happy10:

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I use an 8/0 circle on a short leader. Fishfinder on the shock leader.

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Thanks for the info.

I am looking forward to giving the Red Drum some attention.

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For those red ones, the minimum size hook you'll want to use is a 8/0, and yes, definitely a fish finder rig. That'll allow you to cast that bait out there.

As for spot or menhaden, the spot head is a good bait, and an even better bait is sea mullet (whiting) head with a little shoulder meat.

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The Stripers love Spot heads too, stock up on them and freeze them in brine water. Salt 'em down with Kosher salt.

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