How To Fish Schools Of Black Drum With Artificial Lures

Want to catch black drum out of a school?

If you find a school of black drum, it can be tricky to get their attention.

But if you have the right lure and cast in the right spot, you can easily catch these fun fighters.

Check it out below!

Fishing For Black Drum With Artificial Lures [VIDEO]

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You don’t need live bait to catch really nice black drum!

But black drum do rely very heavily on scent when feeding.

So you need a lure that is scented in order for them to show interest in your bait.

Normally the fish on the edge of the school are the ones that eat an artificial lure.

Cast out and let your lure sit there for a minute and then slowly drag the bottom.

When your lure is sitting in or around a school, they will bump the line and move the lure around.

And that will get the attention of other fish!

Here’s the lure I was using on this trip:

Have any questions about casting to a school of black drum?

What other lures have you used to catch black drum?

Let me know down in the comments!

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Gary Friedman
1 year ago

Never had much luck with artificials. Do you recommend using liquid scent??

Pat Ogletree
1 year ago

Loved the walk through on that video, well done!

I think Black Drum are some of the most underrated fish on the flats. Tons of fun on a lighter rod, but not too light though.

Luke Simonds
1 year ago

Great lesson Tony!

David Goldman
1 year ago

Nice fish. In all my years of flats fishing the west coast of central FL I have never run across black drum. Are these the same fish that I caught under the Howard Frankland bridge years ago that were 25 – 30 lbs? Where would I find them on the flats?

Alfred Payne
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

I think their is too muvh fresh water in the Manatee River for also with the water being to warm. What do you guys think about that.

Alfred Payne
1 year ago
Reply to  David Goldman

I was fishing in the Manatee River yesterday and I usually catch some but, I didn’t even get a bit for 2 hours.

1 year ago

NIce video Toy – nice drum

1 year ago

Awesome video brother. I spent most of my time admiring your ability to stand up in your kayak, lol.

1 year ago

Well, yeah. Would be nice to have hundreds of fish schooling around in plain sight. Like fishing in a barrel. The hard part is finding a school like that!

1 year ago

Great video Tony!

1 year ago

Well done 👍🏼

John Long
1 year ago

Well done, Tony. Super nice fish.


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