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Pioneers in the sport of fishing the Old Drum


A Squidder is a traditional term for a fisherman who uses squid as bait to catch all types of fish; but especially, for the big old drum. Used by many anglers, squid bait has proven time and time again to be a great method for catching the old drum in coastal waters of the Pamlico Sound.


The Squidders Club was a private fishing organization first formed in 1967 by James Newton and Ernie Hudson from Vandemere, North Carolina. James and Ernie are pioneers in the sport of fishing the Old Drum, and other large fish native to Carolina waters. This club, their adventures, and the fruits of their fishing, was often featured in the local newspapers and national magazines such as Salt Water Sportsman, Outdoor Life, and Field & Stream.

See more details at Squidders Bait and Tackle


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