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#10991616 - 07/21/15 02:49 PM cut drum - bait quality?
HeavyLead Offline
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Registered: 01/18/14
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Loc: Rowlett, Texas
Got a local pond that is now infested with drum from the floods. Was thinking it might be fun to get rid of them by turning them into bait. What's the general consensus of using drum as bait?

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#10991720 - 07/21/15 03:27 PM Re: cut drum - bait quality? [Re: HeavyLead]
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So so!! Have caught a few using drum in the winter
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#10991732 - 07/21/15 03:30 PM Re: cut drum - bait quality? [Re: HeavyLead]
Blues Offline
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Meh better than nothing I guess.

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#10991746 - 07/21/15 03:36 PM Re: cut drum - bait quality? [Re: HeavyLead]
HeavyLead Offline
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So I guess I should catch the carp that made it into the pond instead?

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#10991775 - 07/21/15 03:46 PM Re: cut drum - bait quality? [Re: HeavyLead]
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Carp have been better for me than drum
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#10991818 - 07/21/15 03:59 PM Re: cut drum - bait quality? [Re: HeavyLead]
J.StoneRepairs Offline
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Registered: 09/03/13
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I've never caught anything on a Goo...Carps ok depending on conditions. Shad#1 Perch#2

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#10991863 - 07/21/15 04:14 PM Re: cut drum - bait quality? [Re: HeavyLead]
G Love Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
Drum has always produced for me. Esp on Twok for some reason. My buddy John caught a 64 on a Drum filet there back in January.
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#10991986 - 07/21/15 04:59 PM Re: cut drum - bait quality? [Re: HeavyLead]
Blues Offline
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Shad, perch, smallmouth buffalo, carp, then drum would be my preference or close to that order anyway.

Anybody had luck on rigging drum live for flats?

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#10992026 - 07/21/15 05:16 PM Re: cut drum - bait quality? [Re: HeavyLead]
ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50) Offline
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I fished with a guy on Pat Mayse years ago that baited trotlines with cut drum. It worked great. We caught a lot of really nice blues on it........
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#10992223 - 07/21/15 06:50 PM Re: cut drum - bait quality? [Re: HeavyLead]
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I've done well on drum, not my first or second choice but if I catch one then I will use it.
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#10992234 - 07/21/15 06:59 PM Re: cut drum - bait quality? [Re: mjmetro0719]
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Originally Posted By: mjmetro0719
I've done well on drum, not my first or second choice but if I catch one then I will use it.


This^^^^
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#10992589 - 07/21/15 09:42 PM Re: cut drum - bait quality? [Re: HeavyLead]
BankAngler50 Offline
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Better white bass bait than for catfish... cut 1/4 x 2-3" strip, hook the "head" let strip hang down and flutter a foot off bottom... I prefer drum strip over shad when hit wb school, I can catch multiple wb with one strip of drum.
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#10992682 - 07/21/15 10:28 PM Re: cut drum - bait quality? [Re: BankAngler50]
HeavyLead Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bankfisher50
Better white bass bait than for catfish... cut 1/4 x 2-3" strip, hook the "head" let strip hang down and flutter a foot off bottom... I prefer drum strip over shad when hit wb school, I can catch multiple wb with one strip of drum.


Good tip! We always catch drum on jigs while targeting whites during the spawn. Now I've got a use for them. smile

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#10992768 - 07/21/15 11:34 PM Re: cut drum - bait quality? [Re: HeavyLead]
BankfishinDave Offline
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Registered: 01/28/08
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Loc: Sachse,TX
Carp is great bait! There are times of year I'd rather have carp then gizzard shad. I'd throw that drum out on a couple hooks also . Never know for certain what the blues will be hungry for and think it's good to throw a variety of baits at them when you can .

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#10993395 - 07/22/15 11:10 AM Re: cut drum - bait quality? [Re: HeavyLead]
spazm09 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/09
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Loc: Dallas, Tx
Carp is way better than drum imo. But drum is better than other stuff like chicken breastfeeding or frozen threadfin

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