To beat the heat, I have been getting up at 5 a.m. and on the water by 6. Fishing for slot size drum has been excellent, and I have picked up a couple of stripers too. Have kept my one drum a day—my cast iron skillet has helped me serve up some Louisiana-style blackened redfish. Here are a few pics…think the largest red was 22 inches. Some fish were caught on a popping cork rig—all of the others on 1/8 ounce Beetlespins (I throw away the beetle and slip on a Yum chartreuse or white 2-3 inch curly tail grub).