Fishing for Black drum

Pogonias cromis
50K logged catches • 422K followers

The black drum is known to inhabit areas near breakwaters, jetties, bridge and pier pilings, clam and oyster beds, channels, estuaries, bays, and high marsh areas. The black drum does not strike quickly or with force, but when hooked, it puts up an exceedingly tough fight.

Detailed Information

Fishing forecast


Water type

Saltwater / Mixed

Common length

20 in

Maximum age

43 years

IUCN Status

Least concern

Threat to humans


Source: Fishbase

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