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#11281441 - 12/14/15 10:45 AM Drum Fishin
ftwfishing Offline
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Registered: 10/15/15
Posts: 94
Loc: Fort Worth TX Eagle Mtn Lake
Are night crawlers the best producers for big drum?
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#11281629 - 12/14/15 12:04 PM Re: Drum Fishin [Re: ftwfishing]
gar1970 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1100
Loc: southwest more west than south...
crayfish work great too

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#11287240 - 12/16/15 10:29 PM Re: Drum Fishin [Re: ftwfishing]
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Online   content
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Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 3165
Loc: mckinney, tx
Drum eat pretty much anything other gamefish eat, personally for big ones Id be using good size gizzard shad or crawfish.
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#11296650 - 12/21/15 08:25 PM Re: Drum Fishin [Re: ftwfishing]
Mike Doran Online   content
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Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 168
In the wild they eat alot of crayfish but I have also had caught drum using cut bait in areas with fast moving water like beneath flowing spillways. I catch them all the time while cat fishing at lake Ray Roberts Spillway. Its $7 per person and no fishing licence is needed or $70 per year for all the TX state parks. I cast up stream with no little or no weight using cut bait or fresh caught shad and always end up with a few drum. Also Very tasty fish that are easy to filet. Not sure why they are considered a rough or "trash" fish. I love to eat the drum more than catfish.

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#11296674 - 12/21/15 08:34 PM Re: Drum Fishin [Re: ftwfishing]
Mike Doran Online   content
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Registered: 03/02/14
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Here are some pics of some drum I caught this year while catfishing at Ray Roberts spillway. Last pic is what the "Lucky drum stones" look like that are in the Drums head. Made out of same material as pearls and often used in jewelery like ear rings. Each drum will have 2 of these by the ear bone. Never eaten drum? You gotta try it fried or baked!




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#11296711 - 12/21/15 08:50 PM Re: Drum Fishin [Re: ftwfishing]
whiterockjesse Offline
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Registered: 02/13/03
Posts: 6897
Loc: a dumpster at white rock lak...
nice catches Mike . heres a Drum that hit a Brush Hog while walking the banks at W/R Bass fishing lol
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#11296761 - 12/21/15 09:07 PM Re: Drum Fishin [Re: ftwfishing]
Mike Doran Online   content
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Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 168
Thanks. Wow that's a huge drum! I bet that one was fun to reel in. Nice fish

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#11296940 - 12/21/15 10:45 PM Re: Drum Fishin [Re: ftwfishing]
Bovine Offline
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Registered: 07/20/14
Posts: 342
Loc: Lewisville
i used to catch the slimy suckers crappie fishing with live minnows on eagle mountain all the time.
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#11342512 - 01/12/16 10:07 PM Re: Drum Fishin [Re: ftwfishing]
jigbutch Offline
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Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 546
Loc: Silsbee,Texas


caught on a 1/8 oz crappie jig at Dam B in Town Bluff

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#11342526 - 01/12/16 10:17 PM Re: Drum Fishin [Re: ftwfishing]
Cat finder Offline
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Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 291
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Omg!
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#11343676 - 01/13/16 01:03 PM Re: Drum Fishin [Re: ftwfishing]
gar1970 Online   content
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Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1100
Loc: southwest more west than south...
looks obese! hes been eatn good

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