Black Drum will show in late april in the inlets on the Eastern shore, you can cacth them surf casting or from boats. Use sea clams, peeler crabs or hard crabs. They move into the bay in May and can be caught on the shoals, over mussel beds and along the edges of channels from CBBT to north of Cape Charles. Good luck when you go!
As the water warms, late may early june, Blacks can be found around all four islands of the cbbt. They can be caught on a number of different jigs and bucktails, floating a piece of clam or peeler under a bobber near the rocks or on the flats beside each island. Have caught blacks in late june on flyrod with 20# tippet up to 92# at 1st island. In the fall you can catch yearling drum on wrecks at the mouth of the bay bottom fishing. I hope one of these methods will help you catch a big drum.:yes: