Also called channel bass, redfish, spot-tail bass, red bass, red horse, school drum, puppy drum.
Found in the western Atlantic Ocean from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico, but rare north of New Jersey. The red drum is a scholling species that occurs inshore over sandy or muddy bottoms. It inhabits both salt and brackish waters and can tolerate fresh water. It is found in inlets and channels, and smaller specimans may be found in shallow estuaries. Large Red Drum can be taken from just about the breaker line on an incoming tide or near channels, inlets, shell beds, etc.