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Targeting black drum help

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Fishing Hopedale the other day and didn't have a ton of success. Some trout 2 reds and very slow. Couple of guys told me about black drum on the bottom. ...I have never targeted them before but really enjoy catching them. I wasn't sure where to try on the bottom. If you have a d deep bayou do you focus on elbows? Honestly looking to increase my knowledge as a fishermen and any help or advice is appreciated.
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The drum are more towards Delacroix. We always catch plenty there never caught much above the mrgo for drum mostly reds that way for us at least. Drum move a lot. Yes mostly it the elbows of canals get you a good fish finder and depth finder you will see them schooled up when they are present.
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Duckhunter is correct. There is a sharp difference in drum catches north and south of the MRGO. The drum are south of Hopedale and in Delacroix. And, they move a lot, so there is no 'spot.' I like the Lake Robin area. just fish with shrimp under a cork along the points and shoreline. Sometimes they are scattered, and sometimes you will find a school. Just keep moving to add to the box.

For bottom fishing, you want a deep channel with current. Its hit and miss, but when you find them a limit is easy. The best deep spots are the cuts off Oak River.
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I remove the rubber tail from my jig and add a small bit of shrimp. Not sure why, but it works.
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...take a left off of Orange Bayou less than a mile down Oak River on the left you should find a burned camp...drop anchor and tighten up the drag...not to far away there was a 'Posted...Keep Out' sign with about 5 sq yrds of 'potted plants'... you figger it out...it must have taken a lot of brains ???...cheers
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