My wife and I decided to take Elmo and Odie for a quick trip around Catfish Creek loop to see if any bank fishermen were catching black drum yet.
The drum start hitting good during the winter, with November and December being the best months.
Karen and I were surprised that only one group of fishermen were on the bank and they had not caught anything when we drove by and asked them about the fishing.
We left Catfish Creek Loop and drove over to Haulover Canal to see if the fishing was any better.
There were a lot of trailers parked in Bairs Cove and the banks were lined with fishermen, mostly dunking cut baits and shrimp.
I saw a couple of bank fishermen with drum and pinfish, and one guy with a nice redfish.
There was a guy anchored off of the bank apparently fishing for mangrove snapper but we didn'
t stick around long enough to see how he was doing.