SPRING SURF FISHING FOR DRUM
- Look for an area of the beach where there’s a gap in the breakers. You want to find a deep spot, which is made visible because the waves will roll in rather than breaking at the outer bar.
- Rig up with a top-and-bottom rig with 4/0 to 8/0 hooks. You can use a doodlebug rig, but this early in the season bait-stealing crabs aren’t much of an issue and since drum often feed near bottom, the floats can be a detriment.
- Bait up with a single piece of Fishbites clam flavor. Then walk down to the suds and dig up some fat, juicy sand fleas. Stack two (three if they’re on the small side) on the hook along with the chunk of Fishbites. Note that some anglers swear by using whole clams, and others fish their sand fleas bare.
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