Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)

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Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)

Also known as  ... Channel Bass, Redfish, Puppy Drum, Spottail Bass

Description ..

Red drum have a copper to bronze coloring on the back that fades to a white belly.  They may be more silverish in clearer waters.  Ocellated spots are usually present on the tails.   The Caudal fin (tail) is slightly curved or shaped like a crescent.  The pectoral fins are rounded.  They have an underslung jaw and large scales.  They have a more traditional fish shape or stream lined body compared to a black drum.  They can average up to 80 pounds but generally . . .

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