Drum, black (Pogonias cromis)

(Linnaeus, 1766); SCIAENIDAE FAMILY; also called drum, sea drum, common drum
Found in the western Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to northern Mexico, including southern Florida, then from southern Brazil to Argentina. An inshore, schooling fish, the black drum is known to inhabit areas near breakwaters, jetties, bridge and pier pilings, clam and oyster beds, channels, estuaries, bays, high marsh areas, and the shorelines over sandy bottoms.
Drums are members of the croaker family (Sciaenidae) which are comprised of 260 species including the weakfish, spotted seatrout, white seabass, Atlantic... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
51.28 kg (113 lb 1 oz)
Lewes, Delaware, USA
15-Sep-1975
 

All-Tackle Length World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
124.0 cm
Delaware Bay, Delaware, USA
16-May-2012
All-Tackle (Length) (tie)
125.0 cm
Delaware Bay, Delaware, USA
18-May-2012
 

All-Tackle Length Fly World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
cm
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
29.93 kg (66 lb 0 oz)
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA
29-Mar-1998
M-02 kg (4 lb)
41.05 kg (90 lb 8 oz)
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA
29-Mar-1998
M-03 kg (6 lb)
34.01 kg (75 lb 0 oz)
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA
15-Mar-2004
M-04 kg (8 lb)
37.42 kg (82 lb 8 oz)
Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, USA
11-Jun-1994
M-06 kg (12 lb)
40.37 kg (89 lb 0 oz)
Delaware Bay, New Jersey, USA
14-May-1971
M-08 kg (16 lb)
43.54 kg (96 lb 0 oz)
Shallote River, North Carolina, USA
05-Jun-2005
M-10 kg (20 lb)
44.45 kg (98 lb 0 oz)
Ocean City, New Jersey, USA
20-Jul-1980
M-15 kg (30 lb)
48.53 kg (107 lb 0 oz)
Cape Charles, Virginia, USA
29-Apr-1974
M-24 kg (50 lb)
51.28 kg (113 lb 1 oz)
Lewes, Delaware, USA
15-Sep-1975
M-37 kg (80 lb)
50.34 kg (111 lb 0 oz)
Cape Charles, Virginia, USA
03-May-1974
M-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
8.56 kg (18 lb 14 oz)
Delaware Bay, New Jersey, USA
06-May-2011
W-02 kg (4 lb)
28.04 kg (61 lb 13 oz)
Delaware Bay, New Jersey, USA
27-May-2013
W-03 kg (6 lb)
28.92 kg (63 lb 12 oz)
Delaware Bay, New Jersey, USA
22-May-2007
W-04 kg (8 lb)
35.10 kg (77 lb 6 oz)
Delaware Bay, New Jersey, USA
22-May-2004
W-06 kg (12 lb)
36.74 kg (81 lb 0 oz)
Delaware Bay, New Jersey, USA
19-Sep-1980
W-08 kg (16 lb)
34.92 kg (77 lb 0 oz)
Broad River, South Carolina, USA
30-Mar-1986
W-10 kg (20 lb)
36.51 kg (80 lb 8 oz)
Cape Charles, Virginia, USA
27-Apr-1974
W-15 kg (30 lb)
36.28 kg (80 lb 0 oz)
Cape Charles, Virginia, USA
24-May-1975
W-24 kg (50 lb)
42.18 kg (93 lb 0 oz)
Fernandina Beach, Florida, USA
28-Mar-1957
W-37 kg (80 lb)
50.34 kg (111 lb 0 oz)
Cape Charles, Virginia, USA
20-May-1973
W-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
8.33 kg (18 lb 6 oz)
Bayou DuLarge, Louisiana, USA
14-Jun-2008
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
17.35 kg (38 lb 4 oz)
Hannah's Flat, Port Sulphur, Louisiana, USA
30-Jul-2005
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
20.41 kg (45 lb 0 oz)
Port Sulphur, Louisiana, USA
30-Jul-2006
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
26.99 kg (59 lb 8 oz)
South Bay, Port Isabel, Texas, USA
14-Mar-2009
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
26.08 kg (57 lb 8 oz)
Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, USA
25-Jun-1995
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
30.84 kg (68 lb 0 oz)
Cape May Point, New Jersey, USA
20-Sep-1998
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
30.20 kg (66 lb 9 oz)
Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, USA
24-Jun-1998
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
8.05 kg (17 lb 12 oz)
Port Sulphur, Louisiana, USA
20-Nov-2019
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
16.67 kg (36 lb 12 oz)
Southern Marshes, Louisiana, USA
31-Jan-2022
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
14.00 kg (30 lb 14 oz)
Grand Isle, Louisiana, USA
24-Feb-2007
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
19.09 kg (42 lb 1 oz)
Little Lake, Lafitte, Louisiana, USA
11-Jul-1999
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
19.50 kg (43 lb 0 oz)
Hopedale, Louisiana, USA
03-Nov-2014
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
21.55 kg (47 lb 8 oz)
Port Canaveral, Florida, USA
01-Mar-2016
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
23.36 kg (51 lb 8 oz)
Port Canaveral, Florida, USA
18-Feb-2017
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
29.94 kg (66 lb 0 oz)
Indian River, Florida, USA
14-Mar-2009
F-Smallfry
28.57 kg (63 lb 0 oz)
Delaware Bay, Delaware, USA
28-May-2006
M-Junior
47.62 kg (105 lb 0 oz)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
16-Aug-1997
M-Smallfry
36.28 kg (80 lb 0 oz)
Delaware Bay, New Jersey, USA
19-Apr-2002

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