Redfish & Black Drum are fun to catch

Our catch - This was our catch for the day. 8 redfish and 10 black drum. Total weight 110 pounds!

Port Aransas, TX 9/14/07
United States
September 16, 2007 8:17pm CST
Last Friday I got to go fishing and we had a great trip. Hubby & I both caught our limit on Redfish and Black Drum. The limit in our area is a total of 4 redfish each, with only one being over 28 inches. For Black Drum, the limit is 5 each and they don't have a size restriction. Believe it or not, all 18 of these fish (pic included) were caught using gold spoon lures and one pound of dead shrimp. Our total weight was 110 pounds of fish! I am SOOOOO glad I didn't have to clean them! ps. The biggest redfish was mine & the smallest black drum (far left) was hubby's, lol. :D
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
21 Apr 08
That is quite a catch you have there. With the picture to back it up, you have bragging right for years to come.
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• United States
25 Apr 08
LOL, yes, it'll last for a good long time since I got the biggest fish this trip. :)
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
25 Apr 08
Thats the best one to catch.LOL
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
17 Sep 07
Hi paidreader! Wow, 10 pounds of fish, that is amazing and you beat your husband in catching the biggest one. haha..Girl power! Congratulations. Unfortunately for me, I did catch one and it is the smallest. haha..The biggest one I could get is from the fish market. LOL! Take care and have a nice day!
• United States
17 Sep 07
LOL, add one hundred pounds to that. :)
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Yes, they are so very fun to catch and can put up quiet a fight. The redfish is my preferred fish for consumption of them all.
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@BarBaraPrz (26007)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 Sep 07
A hundred and ten pounds of fish! That should keep you fed for awhile... So, who DID have to clean them?
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• United States
17 Sep 07
They have a fish cleaner at the docks. They charge per 45 cents per pound to fillet them with a minimum $5 charge. The last time we went, we only caught 2 fish so hubby didn't mind cleaning them. 18 big fish were a little more than he wanted to deal with on our birthday trip, lol. When I got home I packaged tham into decent sized portions and figure we'll have at least 20 meals involving these yummy fish.
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@BarBaraPrz (26007)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 Sep 07
So you paid about $50 to have them cleaned for you... guess you REALLY don't like doing it yourself.
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• United States
17 Sep 07
Cool fish! If we catch a small amount of fish, I don't mind scaling them if I have to but hubby usually does all the cleaning. I don't cut up chicken either. Hubby told me to quit buying them whole if I wasn't going to cut them up. So now chicken costs more too, now that he won't cut them up for me anymore. :P
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