Got Kapers on the Big Black Drum Action!

Got Kapers out today bright and early to get in on some of the big black drum action from kayaks in Tampa Bay. I told him it would be tough for a weekend with all the boat traffic on the first really nice weekend of the year and he understood so off we went. Temps have been steadily rising, today they nearly reached 80 degrees!

After paddling for about 15 minutes we reached the area that I have been targeting these drum. There were lots of boats out already, so I knew these fish would be extra spooky today. We waited for the tide to start coming in and like clock work we started seeing fish. I had told him that there is no need to chase fish as these fish will come to us, and boy was I right! Our first shot at the school resulted in a hook up and Kapers fought the fish like a champ bringing him yak-side after a brief fight. We continued to chase the school, hooking up two more times. Average size again was about 50 pounds and the fish were taken on gulp shrimp with 20# leader, 10# braid on 6-12lb TFO spinning rods. Enjoy the pics, book your trip today, the action is hot!

By Spencer Goodwin

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