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 ....