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#12395941 - 08/22/17 07:40 AM Colorless Red Drum?
IslandJim Offline
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Registered: 07/08/14
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Loc: Rockport, TX
I caught a 17" Red Drum yesterday but it wasn't red. It was dark grey over light silver. At first, I thought it was a trout, but there were no "specks". It had big tail spots, and the fins weren't yellow. No hint of gold or red anywhere. The other two reds I caught in the same spot were normal colors. Anyone else ever see one like that?

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#12403586 - 08/27/17 02:30 PM Re: Colorless Red Drum? [Re: IslandJim]
webbangus Offline
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Registered: 04/06/12
Posts: 41
Loc: TX
I think that is because they have been in deeper water. Haven't sun tanned yet.

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#12403737 - 08/27/17 04:37 PM Re: Colorless Red Drum? [Re: IslandJim]
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Might have just been a big whiting or blackdrum
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#12412474 - 09/03/17 01:46 PM Re: Colorless Red Drum? [Re: IslandJim]
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#12415280 - 09/05/17 03:55 PM Re: Colorless Red Drum? [Re: IslandJim]
Max_S Offline
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Registered: 09/29/12
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Loc: Austin, TX
I've noticed quite a lot of color variation in redfish over the years. I've caught some that were dark grey with no hint of red, to the point that I thought they were skinny black drum at first glance. I've also caught several redfish with multiple dark spots on their bodies - almost like a seatrout, in addition to the standard tailfin spot.

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#12420385 - 09/09/17 04:39 PM Re: Colorless Red Drum? [Re: IslandJim]
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Registered: 08/05/08
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That's wild

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