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The red drum were running late one night off the coast of Cape Hatteras and about 15 people, including the 5 in my group, had nonstop action on trophy fish for about an hour and a half. It was the most incredible night of my life, even though we didn't have enough big rods to go around. 4 of us 5 caught trophy drum; the only reason we didn't go 5 for 5 was that my sister wasn't strong enough to land/keep up with the ones that bit her. She did get a puppy drum though. Mine went 32 pounds and 46 1/2 inches. I would imagine everybody on the beach combined probably landed 10-15 fish around that size, although it was hard to tell because it was pitch black. Several puppy drum were landed as well. It was about as close to nonstop action as I've ever witnessed; when you factor in the 5-10 minutes just to fight the fish in and get it weighed and measured and then get rerigged and pass the rod along to the next person who hadn't caught one, it was basically as fast as we could get a line in the water. There was a bite on almost every cast. It's big enough to get a citation from the state of NC for a trophy fish. The pictures are crap but the memories will last a lifetime. Fighting that sucker on a 13 foot rod and still having it overpower me was the craziest feeling I've ever had. 

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Never caught a red but it'll happen some day. They seem like they're a blast to catch. 

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 WOW ~ Nice Red ~ !

Congrats

A-Jay

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WTG Kyle! You are right you are not going to forget that one.

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Nicely done Kyle!

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Dude! Wow! Awesome catches. Only caught the

babies - croaker - up here in VA. Though I'm told

by all the saltwater fishermen that giants are out

there. VA Beach is a primo spot for many species.

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Great catches.  WTG.

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Some monsters of the sea. You should keep at that, for everything there is a season. Do people get stripers down there i read they are down there and they mingle with those fish you caught.  

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On 6/24/2017 at 8:15 PM, MassBass said:

Some monsters of the sea. You should keep at that, for everything there is a season. Do people get stripers down there i read they are down there and they mingle with those fish you caught.  

 

I caught some small stripers off the marina on the Sound side of the island, but no one catches them on the side we were fishing. 

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