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#11214296 - 11/09/15 06:54 AM Cooper Lake Drum
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Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 1258
Loc: Garland, TX
Spent a few hours at Cooper Lake Saturday morning, fighting howling winds, and caught some small cats and one nice drum... Great colors, we thought.

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#11214311 - 11/09/15 07:13 AM Re: Cooper Lake Drum [Re: highcountry]
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Registered: 10/15/15
Posts: 94
Loc: Fort Worth TX Eagle Mtn Lake
Nice
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#11214571 - 11/09/15 09:22 AM Re: Cooper Lake Drum [Re: highcountry]
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Registered: 09/10/09
Posts: 2821
Loc: Brownsboro, Tx
Looks good to me,eat it?
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#11214998 - 11/09/15 01:01 PM Re: Cooper Lake Drum [Re: Dawson Hefner]
highcountry Offline
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Registered: 03/07/09
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Loc: Garland, TX
Thanks, George! Dawson, do you eat those beasties?
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#11215159 - 11/09/15 02:30 PM Re: Cooper Lake Drum [Re: highcountry]
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Registered: 06/27/09
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Loc: Mineola, formerly Arlington
They are good eating. The smaller ones, up to around 5 pounds seem to be the best to me. They have good firm white meat.
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#11215237 - 11/09/15 03:28 PM Re: Cooper Lake Drum [Re: highcountry]
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Registered: 09/10/09
Posts: 2821
Loc: Brownsboro, Tx
One of the better eating fish, people dont think twice about eating the saltwater version. They eat mainly shelfish, not sure why the freshwater ones get a bad rap with some folks.

Its a nice fish either way, good job
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#11215353 - 11/09/15 04:36 PM Re: Cooper Lake Drum [Re: highcountry]
Cat finder Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 371
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Yea I like them as well. Tasty.
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#11216154 - 11/10/15 07:30 AM Re: Cooper Lake Drum [Re: highcountry]
highcountry Offline
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Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 1258
Loc: Garland, TX
OK, you have my attention, guys... Do you prepare drum any special way? For instance with the striper/white family I need to remove the dark line down the side, or it's too fishy for my taste. To put things in perspective, I can't stand trout or salmon, but love cats, crappie, gills, walleye, etc.

Thanks!
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#11216165 - 11/10/15 07:37 AM Re: Cooper Lake Drum [Re: highcountry]
Cat finder Offline
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Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 371
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Try this... Filet, cut into strips, batter with zaterans lemon pepper and Fry them. Good stuff
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#11217448 - 11/10/15 07:07 PM Re: Cooper Lake Drum [Re: highcountry]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 40183
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fish! cheers
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#11217559 - 11/10/15 08:05 PM Re: Cooper Lake Drum [Re: highcountry]
highcountry Offline
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Registered: 03/07/09
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Loc: Garland, TX
Thanks, Banker! We may just try that, Cat...
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