Hey Everyone! I may be an oddball here, but I really like catching drum. There are times in the past when I get skunked on salmon fishing, and I seem to find the drum in the discharge at Gary light so it makes for some fun hours of catching.
Does anyone know if the drum are at that discharge all year long, or if there is a time they come in and a time they leave?
I wish I could tell you for sure. I have the perception they are a warm water loving fish (thus being in the discharge), but I've never caught one early in the year when coho fishing, even when the water is in the 40s. I do know when I'm at Lake Erie, I love it when we have our walleye limit and move close to the islands to target gaspergoos and the occasional smallmouth. Way more fun.
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