I have spent some time lately trying to pattern some big ugglies that have been moving onto a flat to feed. I saw the fruits of my time investment pay off as I showed up to the flat one Saturday. About half an hour into the trip I was starting to think that these fish might have moved on when in the distance I saw them pushing in. After a few pics I had the fly rod in hand ready to go to work on them. I know some people do not share my excitement for catching black drum, but in my book working a tailing school on an 8wt is always a good time, especially since I am relatively new to fly fishing and had not had one eat a fly before this morning.
Below is my personal best on fly. I was pumped and did not take any time to get measurements or gestimate the weight. Thought for a sec I was going to roll the canoe trying to get her onboard. I snapped a quick pic and sent her on her way. I am thinking she was somewhere in the 50-60lb range but let me know what you guys think. I caught 4 more and called it a day, good times in my book.