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    Well, since I've been seeing those little yellow butter flies I knew that the fish are starting to get into some fall fishing patterns. Finger mullet have been running down the beach the last week or so and a low pressure system is off shore. So I headed out to the end of Seaview pier to do some King Fishing but I grabbed a Drum Rod put out one of the biggest live finger mullet that I had and casted 50~60 yards off the SW corner of the pier. I got my king rig in the water and started to BS with the guys after about 30 minutes my drum rod started dumping so I grabbed it and turned up some drag. The fish turned and started bull dogging so I knew it was a big Drum. Using a 7' Med light action rod with 20 pound line I worked that drum towards the net but the did not want to be by the net and it made a couple of runs away from the pier and trying to go back down. After those runs we got him in the net. Revived him in the bank tank for a bit an let him go to play another day. So this is my first Cititation Red Drum of the 2016 fall season. I guess I'll be putting out a drum rig for the next few days as another Topical Storm passes by us. I'm looking forward to be releasing a few more old Drum as we get into the fall run. Good luck to all those fishing!

    (Photo: Tim Chavez with a 44 inch Red Drum that bit a live finger mullet fished on the bottom)
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    Nice!


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    Oh, I did get lucky a couple of weeks ago (6-29-16) and decked a 40.5 pound king mackerel off the Seaview Fishing Pier.
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    Pretty work Tim.
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    Nice work Tim
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    Very nice Tim. You are the pier "King" your self.

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    Nice work on the red... That's a huge pier king
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    And congratulations on added your fine Red to the blog award winners.

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    Tim we all know you are good, but with a medium light rod and 20 lb line off the pier!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AHODGES21 View Post
    Tim we all know you are good, but with a medium light rod and 20 lb line off the pier!
    It's a med light saltwater casting rod so it got some back bone which makes it fun to use and won't tried out the old drum. The rod is 7' rated 12-30 pound line 1-4 oz weight. The reel used was a peen squall 15 spooled with 20 pound line. I used a 7 inch finger mullet on a 7/0 circle hook with a 4 oz weight. As the winds pick up and I need more weight I switch over to an 11 ft extra heavy 8-12 oz rated.

    Yesterday I was told two big Reds were lost before I got to the pier but I had no luck for them while I was King Fishing.
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    You da man! And I know there will be more pics coming soon.
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