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the drum that didn’t get away

Trophy red drum have been showing up on the end of Outer Banks fishing lines in amazing numbers recently. This exciting play by play from Lee Tolliver in the Virginian Pilot tells the story of a day in the life of a fisherman and a giant drum.

44" long “bull” with a girth of 26.5-inches caught on Jennette's Pier earlier this month. Photo, Daryl Law, Jennette's Pier.

44″ long “bull” with a girth of 26.5-inches caught on Jennette’s Pier earlier this month. Photo, Daryl Law, Jennette’s Pier.

“Things were surprisingly quiet at the end of Jennette’s Pier, especially after all the commotion during the previous two weeks.

After decking more than 200 large red drum, about the only thing biting late Monday afternoon were a few rays and sharks, and lots of big spot.

But for a legion of nearly a dozen red drum faithful, things were frightfully boring – nothing like the fishing frenzy of recent weeks. Not even a gloriously warm day and amazing sunset could cheer up this bunch.

Then Joe Patton showed up.”

 

The big drum have been running. Read the story in the Virginian Pilot.

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