Drum, red (Sciaenops ocellatus)

(Linnaeus, 1766); SCIAENIDAE FAMILY; also called channel bass, redfish, spot tail bass, red bass, red horse, school drum, puppy drum
Found in the western Atlantic Ocean from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico. The red rum is a schooling species that occurs inshore over sandy or muddy bottoms. It inhabits both salt and brackish waters and can tolerate fresh water. It is found in inlets and channels, and smaller specimens may be found in shallow estuaries.
The red drum can be distinguished from the black drum (Pogonias cromis) by its lack of chin barbels and more elongated body. The body has coppery... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
42.69 kg (94 lb 2 oz)
Avon, North Carolina, USA
07-Nov-1984
 

All-Tackle Length World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
127.0 cm
Chesapeake Bay, VA, USA
03-Jun-2021
 

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)
18.82 kg (41 lb 8 oz)
Ocracoke, North Carolina, USA
15-Nov-1995
M-02 kg (4 lb)
23.74 kg (52 lb 5 oz)
Indian River Lagoon, Florida, USA
24-Feb-1996
M-03 kg (6 lb)
23.36 kg (51 lb 8 oz)
Oriental, North Carolina, USA
24-Aug-1999
M-04 kg (8 lb)
27.44 kg (60 lb 8 oz)
Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, USA
07-Jun-1987
M-06 kg (12 lb)
31.38 kg (69 lb 3 oz)
Gwynns Island, Virginia, USA
10-Jul-1975
M-08 kg (16 lb)
26.76 kg (59 lb 0 oz)
Ocracoke, North Carolina, USA
01-Nov-1993
M-10 kg (20 lb)
32.85 kg (72 lb 7 oz)
Hatteras Island, North Carolina, USA
27-Nov-1973
M-15 kg (30 lb)
40.82 kg (90 lb 0 oz)
Rodanthe, North Carolina, USA
07-Nov-1973
M-24 kg (50 lb)
42.69 kg (94 lb 2 oz)
Avon, North Carolina, USA
07-Nov-1984
M-37 kg (80 lb)
19.16 kg (42 lb 4 oz)
Oriental, North Carolina, USA
27-Aug-1997
M-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
16.66 kg (36 lb 12 oz)
Ocracoke, North Carolina, USA
13-Nov-1995
W-02 kg (4 lb)
18.37 kg (40 lb 8 oz)
Ocracoke Inlet, Ocracoke, North Carolina, USA
04-Nov-2018
W-03 kg (6 lb)
19.96 kg (44 lb 0 oz)
Ocracoke, North Carolina, USA
11-Nov-2008
W-04 kg (8 lb)
21.09 kg (46 lb 8 oz)
Ocracoke, North Carolina, USA
14-Nov-1989
W-06 kg (12 lb)
23.36 kg (51 lb 8 oz)
Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA
19-Nov-1958
W-08 kg (16 lb)
27.32 kg (60 lb 4 oz)
Avon, North Carolina, USA
05-Nov-1984
W-10 kg (20 lb)
29.48 kg (65 lb 0 oz)
Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA
11-Nov-1983
W-15 kg (30 lb)
31.52 kg (69 lb 8 oz)
Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA
16-Nov-1958
W-24 kg (50 lb)
31.86 kg (70 lb 4 oz)
Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, USA
28-May-1985
W-37 kg (80 lb)
19.95 kg (44 lb 0 oz)
Ocracoke, North Carolina, USA
13-Nov-2007
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)
13.38 kg (29 lb 8 oz)
Hopedale, Louisiana, USA
07-Feb-2007
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
14.97 kg (33 lb 0 oz)
South Louisiana Marsh, Louisiana, USA
18-Dec-2013
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
18.59 kg (41 lb 0 oz)
Houma, Louisiana, USA
02-Apr-2003
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
17.69 kg (39 lb 0 oz)
Upper Laguna Madre, Texas, USA
16-Oct-2013
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
19.19 kg (42 lb 5 oz)
Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, USA
12-May-1981
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
19.50 kg (43 lb 0 oz)
Banana River Lagoon, Florida, USA
07-May-1995
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
18.89 kg (41 lb 10 oz)
Hopedale, Louisiana, USA
14-Jan-2004
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
5.90 kg (13 lb 0 oz)
Grand Isle, Louisiana, USA
11-Nov-2013
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
14.29 kg (31 lb 8 oz)
Louisiana Bayou, Louisiana, USA
24-Jan-2020
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
15.42 kg (34 lb 0 oz)
Hopedale, Louisiana, USA
13-Nov-2007
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
18.54 kg (40 lb 14 oz)
Louisiana Bayou, Louisiana, USA
29-Nov-2018
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
18.14 kg (40 lb 0 oz)
Venice, Louisiana, USA
19-Nov-2014
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
16.78 kg (37 lb 0 oz)
Venice, Louisiana, USA
29-Nov-2015
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
17.69 kg (39 lb 0 oz)
Port Aransas, Texas, USA
17-Sep-2014
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
21.20 kg (46 lb 12 oz)
Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, USA
15-Sep-2001
F-Smallfry
22.79 kg (50 lb 4 oz)
Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, USA
15-Sep-2001
M-Junior
27.22 kg (60 lb 0 oz)
Neuse River, NC, USA
30-Aug-2019
M-Smallfry
20.63 kg (45 lb 8 oz)
Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, USA
19-May-2001

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