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#3753502 - 07/29/09 07:56 PM Anyone Go After Gasper-Goo's ?
LRS Offline
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Registered: 05/07/07
Posts: 510
Loc: Tx
I have caught a few on Conroe. I have seen some large one's caught.
All they are is a black drum, which is a good eating fish.
They seem to be held in less than favorable regard.
Black drum grill up very nicely.
Does anyone go after gasper-goo ?

#3754076 - 07/29/09 09:59 PM Re: Anyone Go After Gasper-Goo's ? [Re: LRS]
fool4fishing Offline
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Registered: 05/04/05
Posts: 8909
Loc: Copperas Cove, Tx
Caught them unintentionaly, they do taste good.

#3754079 - 07/29/09 10:00 PM Re: Anyone Go After Gasper-Goo's ? [Re: fool4fishing]
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I have some spots baited out at Hubbard for them.

" Success is a ladder you can not climb with your hands in your pockets."

#3754287 - 07/29/09 10:55 PM Re: Anyone Go After Gasper-Goo's ? [Re: CHAMPION FISH]
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Registered: 12/13/02
Posts: 3381
Loc: FT. WORTH, TX. U.S.A.
I can catch some goo's fishing live bait and cut bait for stripers. Never cleaned one though. I have heard they taste good.

I like eating fish and wild game but.....

Goo's, Coons ,Possums,Carps, gars, Bob Cats, Squerls,........I am sure there good if you no how to cook them but....I ain't never been that hungry! food
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#3754514 - 07/30/09 12:56 AM Re: Anyone Go After Gasper-Goo's ? [Re: RANDY WOOD]
Fish ZoMbiE Offline
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Registered: 03/25/09
Posts: 9937
ony salwater goos.

#3754859 - 07/30/09 07:18 AM Re: Anyone Go After Gasper-Goo's ? [Re: Fish ZoMbiE]
Scott Smith Offline
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Registered: 11/24/06
Posts: 517
I don't go after them because they volunteer.

#3754898 - 07/30/09 07:41 AM Re: Anyone Go After Gasper-Goo's ? [Re: Scott Smith]
MrG Offline
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Registered: 08/19/05
Posts: 3205
Loc: Belton, TX
I've eaten plenty of black drum but a goo ain't the same animal. Probably cooks up ok though.


Black drum

Maybe I should have filleted this one.

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#3754960 - 07/30/09 08:04 AM Re: Anyone Go After Gasper-Goo's ? [Re: MrG]
Markk Offline
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Registered: 03/12/07
Posts: 2039
Loc: Flower Mound, tx
I always called these white drum.

From TPWD: Although freshwater drum is considered a rough fish by many anglers, it is prized as a food fish in some areas. Drum are also sought after as bait for other species. In Texas the rod and reel record exceeds 30 pounds, and the trotline record is 55 pounds.

What I would like to know is: where is "some areas"?
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#3754980 - 07/30/09 08:12 AM Re: Anyone Go After Gasper-Goo's ? [Re: CHAMPION FISH]
"Da" NITRO Offline
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Registered: 04/22/07
Posts: 4175
Loc: Shady Shores, TX
Originally Posted By: CHAMPION FISH
I have some spots baited out at Hubbard for them.

rolfmao rolfmao rolfmao

Funny thing is, I know where those spots are laugh

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#3755225 - 07/30/09 09:07 AM Re: Anyone Go After Gasper-Goo's ? [Re: "Da" NITRO]

Registered: 04/28/05
Posts: 94
Loc: Peaster
Caught these many times on Bridgeport. If they're a couple pounds or more then I keep em.
Very good tasting fish.

#3755298 - 07/30/09 09:21 AM Re: Anyone Go After Gasper-Goo's ? [Re: BLACK LUND]
Bluwave Mike Offline
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Registered: 07/18/03
Posts: 4022
Loc: Kaufman County
Small ones are good to eat. I have cooked them with crappie and no one said a word grin

#3755340 - 07/30/09 09:27 AM Re: Anyone Go After Gasper-Goo's ? [Re: Bluwave Mike]
Mo Offline
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Registered: 10/08/01
Posts: 12390
Loc: Lake Palestine/Cherokee co
We always kept them when I was a kid. They do get very
skinny after they spawn, I imagine they would not be
very good at that time.

They love crawfish.



#3755428 - 07/30/09 09:47 AM Re: Anyone Go After Gasper-Goo's ? [Re: Mo]
fwbret/txfishes Offline
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Registered: 03/15/06
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Loc: TX, of course.
Freshwater drum love muscles too.

They filet up like a 5 lb crappie. They taste better than white bass, and have the same firm texture as their saltwater cousins.

They are the only freshwater species of the drum family, but are very similar in many ways to black drum, or redfish.

I have a hard time targeting them other than a couple months of the year when they come in very shallow. They are a blast on a fly rod once they pass 8 lbs or so too.

My largest is just over 20 lbs, and I catch a couple around 15 or so every year.

I do eat them, but I stick to the ones under 8 lbs or so.

Next time you catch a 1 or 2 pounder, fillet it up with the white bass or crappie you were targeting, and you'll be surprised. Of course, last time I told someone this, they put crappie on ice, and threw the freshwater drum on the deck all day, then complained about the taste .... hammer

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#3756008 - 07/30/09 12:00 PM Re: Anyone Go After Gasper-Goo's ? [Re: fwbret/txfishes]
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Registered: 03/30/07
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#3756283 - 07/30/09 12:51 PM Re: Anyone Go After Gasper-Goo's ? [Re: nogeese]
RiverBassin Offline
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Registered: 07/01/09
Posts: 754
Loc: Frisco, Texas

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