Black Drum Fish Photo.

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These black drum fish photos shown below are close up pictures showing you exactly what a black drum fish looks like. Black drum are caught in salt water or brine water, and are a favorite eating fish for many fishing anglers. Larger black drum often lose their stripes while the smaller black drums have clear black stripes on them. Black drum over 10 pounds are normally released as large fish may get worms in the meat. Either way releasing the larger fish is also a very good thing, as they lay the most eggs and will help keep the fish population thriving in the future.

How to identify a black drum? Some characteristics of black drum include having vertical black stripes especially when under 18 inches, having whiskers and lips around their mouth, having grinding type teeth inside their mouth, large scales, and very large and heavy especially once they reach 2 feet in length. (Always remember when releasing fish to get them back into the water as soon as possible and not over handle them, so the fish do not die after being released. Just because the fish swims away does not mean it actually survived. Maybe in the future when you are fishing it will bite your line again when its much larger!).