Costa Rica Fishing - Black Drum Picture

Fish Description: High arching back with 10 to 14 pairs of chin barbells and gray or black colored body when adults. The young Black Drum have 4 to 6 vertical bars. They have cobblestone-like teeth capable of crushing oysters and their scales are large.

Costa Rica Sport Fishing

Costa Rica Black Drum

Size: Common to 30 pounds.

Remarks: Largest member of the drum family that spawns near shore. They feed on oysters, mussels, crabs, shrimp, and occasionally other fish. They can live to be over 35 years.

Costa Rica Black Drum