Black Drum

Black Drum fish are found throughout Tampa Bay year round. The Black Drum fishing is particularly good in the winter in the Bay. They can be found around rocks, bridges and docks in the Bay. They can also be found in large schools at times close to oyster bars and shallow sand bars roaming in large packs much like their cousin the Redfish. They vary in size from 1 pound to 90 pounds and larger even. They are good to eat. The slot is 14 to 24 inches so the large ones must go back.