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#11394641 - 02/05/16 01:53 PM Tips for Big Black Drum: Crawfish and Magnets
MathGeek Offline
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Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 187
Yes, crawfish work well. I learned to use them from a couple fine fellows who were slaying the reds and drum on the pier in Caminada Pass (Grand Isle).

I actually won the "other fish" category in the 2014 Salty Cajun tournament (Lake Charles) with a 30.5 lb black drum caught on a crawfish. We managed to catch some crabs the day before, but I was letting my boys fish with the limited crabs while I fished the crawfish. I also caught a big sheepshead on a crawfish.

Another trick for big black drum: order some strong little magnets and attach them to your hooks. The magnetic fields actually attract black drum and will increase your catch rates. See our published paper on it:

http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1511/1511.09302.pdf

We got our magnets at K&J Magnetics.
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#11419734 - 02/17/16 08:48 AM Re: Tips for Big Black Drum: Crawfish and Magnets [Re: MathGeek]
Mark's Fence Repair Offline
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Registered: 01/24/12
Posts: 1406
Loc: Arlington Texas
I almost caught a black drum the other day big black carp looking thing spit the hook.
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