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Anglers winning citations for red drum, trout

Big red drum have entered local waters, and anglers are winning citations from the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament.

A drum must be at least 46 inches long to qualify for a citation. The species is under strict catch regulations; the only red drum that can be kept are from 18-26 inches, maximum three a day.

Qualifying recently for red drum citations were the following residents:

Martin Bridges of Hayes, 47-inch fish caught April 20 in Mobjack Bay on crab;

Brian Gross of Hayes, 46.5-inch fish caught April 18 on Poquoson Flats, casting lures;

Nathan Gross of Hayes, 48.5-inch fish caught April 18 on Poquoson Flats, also casting lures; and,

Dakotah Mayo of Gloucester, 48-inch fish caught May 2 in Mobjack Bay.


Speckled trout catches large enough for citations are also being reported. Residents earning the honors include:

Everett Lane McFarlane of Gloucester, 5-2 fish caught on May 6 in Ware River, using bait;

Mark Ottarson of Bohannon, 5-2 fish cau...

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