What a great spring break fishing trip to the Texas Land Cut. It has been a while since making this trip but the timing couldn't have been better. However, due to the morning fog and low visibility we had to fly by instruments using our GPS and cruising speed of 38 mph. We weren't sure what to expect for the day since we only had dead shrimp and "fish bites" for bait.
|Travis Weatherston released this 33" black drum|
|Aaron DeVictoria released 34" black drum|
Catching a couple nice 26 inch redfish while we're out there was a little icing on the cake.
So whats a "pole bender"? Today they're black drum. Their fight is distinctly different then other fish. When you catch one they're slow methodical creatures that bend your pole by using their weight or girth and tall sail like body to put the breaks on from being pulled in towards the boat. Your pole will be bending the whole time you're attempting to land the fish. They're just a lot of fun to catch... and eat as well!
Really had a great time fishing with these guys! We caught several pole benders today and was an all around great day of fishin!