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Is that trophy Red Drum you caught older than you are?
If it is a large Red Drum there is a good chance it might be. Red Drum can live to be 60 years old and are commonly found to be over 40 years in age.

This site is dedicated to education about the Red Drum which is also known as the Redfish, channel bass, drum, and spot-tail. You can expect to find articles on how to catch Red Drum but more importantly you can expect to find articles describing the safe catching, handling and release of these great fish.

Also, you will be able to find articles about conservation of the fish. Dave Deuel is the all tackle world record holder of the Red Drum, weighing in at 94 lbs and 2 oz. This fish was 59 inches long and had a girth of 38 inches. Dave Deuel

  • laid the foundation for the Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey
  • dedicated himself to reversing the stock decline of striped bass
  • was instrumental in drafting the language for the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act
  • had a 30-year career in fisheries management

  • Is there a coincidence the world record holder was also a visionary in fisheries management?