Check out John Trevino's Bull Black Drum he caught at Copano Bay Piers! Weighing in at 58 lbs and 44 inches long this beauty took John almost an hour to land. Fishing overnight John used a cast net to catch crab hanging around the shoreline and then used them for bait. John cast his line out about 2:00am and this beast took the bait about 4:00am. Congratulations John and thanks for sharing!
Tracy Moss sent in this picture to us of a gafftop he caught near Snoopy's. Fishing with his mother off the pier they were able to catch this beauty.
These fish are also known as gafftopsail fish because of their long sail like dorsal fins. Many people keep these and fry them up for dinner. It's a white meat and difficult to fillet because they are bony and slimy. However, larger ones can provide nice fillets. Be careful not to confuse these fish with the common "hard head" or saltwater catfish. We don't let those on the boat.