Black Drum (Pogonias cromis)
- Other Name(s): Sea Drum, Saltwater Drum, Gray Drum, Striped Drum
- Florida State Record: 96 lbs.
- Slot Limit: 14" to 24" with one fish over 24"
- Daily Bag Limit: 5 per harvester per day (bag limit can include one over 24")
Black drum are bottom dwellers and we catch them virtually year-round on inshore fishing charters. Good bait to use for Black Drum include shrimp, crabs, and small baitfish. Try to keep the bait on the bottom where they feed most.