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Red Drum: Coastal Cruisers

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Red drum gets its name from its reddish-brown color and from the drum-like noise produced by spawning males. North Carolina red drum can weigh over forty pounds. Researchers have been tagging this fish for a number of years and found one fish traveled 188 miles from Hatteras Island to the Chesapeake Bay. The average distance between tagging and recapture locations is twenty nautical miles, and the longest time a red drum was in the water between tagging and recapture was almost twelve years.
Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Autumn 2006, p24-26, il