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    Another Pretty Day At The Ditch, Specs and Pups

    I could not pass up a 60 degree January day, especially knowing snow is forcast for the next two. So off to the Hot Ditch and Cove I went. I put in the Elizabeth River about 1100 hrs and went straight to the Cove where I live baited with bull minnows for about 3 hours, water temp in the cove was about 41.5 deg. I then went closer to the Hot Ditch area with water temps of 54 deg. I caught 5 small Puppy Drum and 2 Trout 18-20 inches, all on minnows.
    Had a great time and made it home by 1700 hrs. Here are some pictures from today.
































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    very nice!

    I haven't wet the lines since T-Giving week... It's killing me. And it's been about 2 years since I have caught a Pup. Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04RXP22 View Post
    very nice!

    I haven't wet the lines since T-Giving week... It's killing me. And it's been about 2 years since I have caught a Pup. Nice!
    Pup? I know what the Speck is. But I also noticed a small red drum. Down in SOLA a keeper is referred to as a Redfish or just a red. If he's really large, say 20lbs and up then a Bull Red. But if he's a throw back, then it's a Rat Red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 83Gator View Post
    Pup? I know what the Speck is. But I also noticed a small red drum. Down in SOLA a keeper is referred to as a Redfish or just a red. If he's really large, say 20lbs and up then a Bull Red. But if he's a throw back, then it's a Rat Red.
    He was referring to a small (baby) Red drum aka puppy drum

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    Correct, We call the juveniles puppy drum and big ones Reds, Red Drum and fun to catch. Thanks for the replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetskibrian View Post
    Correct, We call the juveniles puppy drum and big ones Reds, Red Drum and fun to catch. Thanks for the replies.
    Do y'all have the black drum also? We have both black and red drum. Juvis are black-"puppy drum", and red- "rat red", mature or average size black-"drum", red-"red or redfish, for the larger, 27 inch or longer, black "bull drum", red-"bull red".

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    Yes we have both red and black drum. Can't wait till spring!

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    yea we go every year down to Cape Charles in the late spring for Red and Black drum. Seem to miss them every year. I be slaying some skate/rays tho. Used to go in the summer for Cobia and Weakfish (grey trout) but havent been in a few years.

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