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49 in  Chesepeak Bay, VA, USA	5-May-2012	Justin Curtis Mayer 49 in Chesepeak Bay, VA, USA 5-May-2012 Justin Curtis Mayer

(Linnaeus, 1766); SCIAENIDAE FAMILY; also called channel bass, redfish, spot tail bass, red bass, red horse, school drum, puppy drum

Found in the western Atlantic Ocean from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico. The red rum is a schooling species that occurs inshore over sandy or muddy bottoms. It inhabits both salt and brackish waters and can tolerate fresh water. It is found in inlets and channels, and smaller specimens may be found in shallow estuaries.

The red drum can be distinguished from the black drum (Pogonias cromis) by its lack of chin barbels and more elongated body. The body has coppery red overtones on a silvery gray background. The most obvious and characteristic marking on the red drum is a large black spot about the size of the eye on either side of the caudal peduncle, just before the tail fin. Sometimes there are two spots on each side, and occasionally there may be similar spots on the body.

 

LengthLocationCatch DateAngler
49 in Chesepeak Bay, VA, USA 5-May-2012 Justin Curtis Mayer



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Last modified on Friday, 10 May 2013 08:37
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# fish4reds 2013-03-06 09:51
PIGGY
 
 
# SleepyD 2013-04-12 22:10
Great Bull!
 

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