Catch of the day: Red drum have arrived in force

Doug Crumpton with one of his nine big drum caught Thursday. [Photo courtesy Tradewinds Tackle]

The red drum have arrived in force over the last few days, on the beaches and just offshore of Hatteras and Ocracoke islands.

Doug Crumpton caught nine drum and most were 47 inches while fishing with Capt. Norman Miller aboard the “Rascal” charter out of Ocracoke.

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