How To Catch Black Drum Using THIS Simple Shrimp Rig
Here’s how to catch black drum using THIS super simple shrimp rig!
If you happen to stumble upon a school of black drum or if you are fishing near a bridge or similar structure, this is an excellent shrimp rig to tie on.
Check it out!!!
How To Catch Black Drum [VIDEO]
You need a 4/0 or 5/0 circle hook depending on the size of the shrimp you are using and the fish you’re going after.
For this rig assembly, I use a Trilene knot to connect the hook to my 30lb monofilament leader that has a #4 split-shot attached.
You can bump down to 20lb monofilament leader if the fish are being a bit picky.
But a 30lb leader will provide you enough strength to reel in a big drum.
You can use live or dead shrimp for this rig but in my case, I had dead shrimp out with me on this trip.
Just remember this, “The dead-er the better” when it comes to fishing for black drum.
The additional scent will only help the black drum find your shrimp so you can catch more fish.
Pinch the tail off of the shrimp and then insert the hook point through the area that was pinched off and slide the hook through the body of the shrimp.
Then, pull the hook point through the shrimp and you are ready to start fishing.
As long as the shrimp is secure on your hook, then you’re good to go.
If you know there are black drum in a particular spot, grab some dead shrimp on your way out to the ramp!
These fish fight hard and are super fun to catch but are super finicky and picky about where they swim and what they eat.
Some or all of the gear mentioned above might already be in your tackle box!!
If not, head over to the shop and get everything you need to assemble this super simple black drum shrimp rig.
Do you have any thoughts or questions about this rig?
What is your rigging method for targeting black drum on the flats?
Let me know down in the comments!!
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