This week’s Memory Monday Photo submission comes to us from Janice DeFalco of Tinnton Falls, New Jersey who stayed with Outer Banks Blue in the vacation rental “Glistening Sands” in Nags Head this past Summer.
Janice tells us that 3 of the 5 kids in her group spent one afternoon during their stay fishing on the sound and this was their bounty!
Quick….does anyone know what kind of fish most of these fish are, and what is the significance of the fish?
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The answer is…..these are Red Drum. That is the state fish of North Carolina! Red Drum when they are young like the ones pictured here are known as “Puppy Drum.” They are prevalent in the ocean and sound waters of the Outer Banks and can grow to up to 100 pounds in size. In fact the world record “Red Drum” was caught on Hatteras Island in 1984.
Red Drum is also known as a Channel Bass as they like to hang out in deep sloughs where they can eat and be protected from predators. Lots of big ones have been caught recently off of Outer Banks fishing piers, and around the channels of the local inlets.
Thanks Janice for sharing your great fishing photos. We look forward to serving you and your anglers again soon!
All the best from the beach!
By Tim Cafferty, President, Outer Banks Blue Realty Services