Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with his wife in Corpus Christi Texas took a day off from their rigorous schedule of teaching college age young adults and other duties joined us on our quest to catch fish. Elder Jones said, "I can safely say that this is the biggest fish I ever caught".
Using light bay tackle, this fish took Elder Jones 10 mins or so to land this lunker in the boat. Measured 24 1/2 inches and weighed approximately 8 pounds and really gave him a nice fight.
This was a nice 24 1/2 inch, 7 pound Black drum. We really got into these drum today as we used great patience to hook and land these beauties. The bite was very faint and light, usually just getting a few bump... bump... bump's and then FISH ON. You had to be careful not to try and set hook to fast or you'd pull the hook right our of there mouth. Once they were hooked, it was a fun fight to land.
Catch of the day was by Gary Nelson's 30 inch, 14 pound black drum. Releasing this beast after a long fight to land, Gary had all the bragging rights of landing the biggest fish.
Great day of fishing with some great friends. Hooting and hollering like school kids as we landed several nice fish to take home and enjoy on the grill. The ride back got a little wet as we navigated across the mouth of Baffin Bay and Bird Island with swells 3 feet or so. The winds had kicked up to 20 miles an hour or so and blowing our boat spray over the top of boat getting us soaked. But all was good since we know that it's the "Price of Catching Fish" sometimes.