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Drum most consistent catch in spring

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By Jeffrey Weeks, Fishing Correspondent

Spring fishing is here with warming temperatures and unstable weather. Drum are still the most consistent catch, although flounder and speckled trout are hitting now and a few bluefish have shown up.

Capt. Patrick Kelly of Capt. Smiley Fishing Charters has been having luck on both red and black drum recently. He has done well on both recently inshore.

“We’ve been using cut soft shell blue crab,” he said, “on a 4/0 circle hook with a 20- pound leader and just a split shot.”


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