Red drum (aka bull red) is a popular game fish that can be found in a range of saltwater habitats, temperatures and salinity. Red drum can be caught using various baits (peeler crab, spot, shrimp) or lures (plugs, bucktails, spoons, soft plastic jigs.) Selecting the bait appropriate for the area you’re fishing is key to hooking a red drum and increasing your catch rate. Just as important is the presentation of your bait or lure.
Select the right red drum rig is essential for presenting bait in way that entices a red drum to bite. There are several fishing rigs that will catch red drum, but some work better than others. Below are some of the top angler recommended red drum rigs.