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I was trolling on Saturday near RP next to a friend of mine when he called me and said he had a huge fish on. Ten minutes later he radioed that it was a 60lb black drum . Has anyone ever caught one trolling before? He caught it on a deep boat rod 70" out with a 28oz inline.
 

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I heard the discussion on he radio - pretty cool - Seems like there are a few caught in the lower Potomac every year but no one seems to target them anymore (*). I'll bet if someone did (target them) they would be greatly rewarded - There is a bona-fide fishery for them on the middle bay around sharps island (some years better than others), so there is no reason why they are not just as plentiful in the lower Potomac and target ships area.

* When I was in college, late 80's May was the time to fish for black drum out of Scheibles - I remember the Scheibles sign getting fresh 50 - 70# drum nailed to it every day - which is about the only thing you can do with BD's when they get that big.
 
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