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A three Drum day on RR #12225250
05/01/17 03:46 PM
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Mountain Springs/Ray Roberts
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Man the drum are getting huge in Roberts. They will bite bass baits in the same areas the bass are, this has been happening to me the last two years now. Not sure if they are eating zebra muscles or what but they are huge and fun to catch. My son in law caught one that went 7.2lbs. on a spinner bait and the other two we caught were at least 5lbs each.

On the bass side of things Saturday we had one good one at 5 plus and then a lot of dinks. I am ready for some stable weather!


See you on the lake and have a great day!
Re: A three Drum day on RR [Re: Bass Buster1] #12225293
05/01/17 04:15 PM
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They're fun to catch until you catch one in a tournament and think you have an 8 lber on the line. They've got some fight to 'em!

Re: A three Drum day on RR [Re: Bass Buster1] #12225387
05/01/17 05:12 PM
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Lake El Butto, Pearland
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Funny thing about those here in Texas vs. up north. I used to catch 'em in lake erie when I would visit family in ohio, and they fought like a wet blanket up there. No fight, no run, just dead weight. Down here every time I hook one its a brawl.

Re: A three Drum day on RR [Re: Bass Buster1] #12225497
05/01/17 06:13 PM
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shoot i think the record here on tawak is only like 6lbs!

Re: A three Drum day on RR [Re: Bass Buster1] #12225715
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I caught one several years ago that was about 5lbs. Caught it on a jig fishing a tree line right off a point early in the spring. Thought I had an 8lb bass...

Re: A three Drum day on RR [Re: Bass Buster1] #12225922
05/01/17 10:45 PM
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I hope you filleted them and ate them.

Take the meat off the bones like you would a crappie and then skin them.

Broil at 350 for 10 minutes under some lemon butter and then you have got a great meal.

To me it tastes like puppy drum (red fish). I suppose if they are big enough you could stuff them with crab meat or oysters.


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Re: A three Drum day on RR [Re: Bruce Allen] #12226003
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They will dang near rip the rod out of your hands! They love Speed Craws too!!

Re: A three Drum day on RR [Re: Bass Buster1] #12226599
05/02/17 12:17 PM
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Last three years I have caught many drum on a crankbait. Most 5 - 7 lbs. Caught one yesterday that went about 5 lbs. Only a couple of bass yesterday, both dinks to 1 1/2 lbs. Still it was nice to be on the water without the wind blowing 15 - 20 MPH. Fishing yesterday was slower than usual.

Re: A three Drum day on RR [Re: Bruce Allen] #12226945
05/02/17 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted By: Bruce Allen
I hope you filleted them and ate them.

Take the meat off the bones like you would a crappie and then skin them.

Broil at 350 for 10 minutes under some lemon butter and then you have got a great meal.

To me it tastes like puppy drum (red fish). I suppose if they are big enough you could stuff them with crab meat or oysters.



Really?? I did not know they were edible. They will sure slime up some boat carpet! I may give it a shot, we need to start taking some of them out of there!


See you on the lake and have a great day!
Re: A three Drum day on RR [Re: Bass Buster1] #12227209
05/02/17 06:24 PM
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I grew up fishing in Minnesota and I remember one weekend we banked on catching crappie and sunnies for a fish fry, well someone forgot to tell the fish. So we went to a lake that has drum (sheephead as we called them) and absolutely clobbered them. We filleted them out and ate em.....awesome. Very very tasty


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Re: A three Drum day on RR [Re: Bass Buster1] #12227517
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This one hit a Fat Free Shad on RR. I've caught a few others that were good sized and now when I get a good fish on, I sort of expect it to be a drum. It's nice when it's not!

Re: A three Drum day on RR [Re: Bass Buster1] #12227594
05/02/17 09:19 PM
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We've caught several nice drum on different bass baits recently, good to know others have had this. On Palestine we caught two huge carp on bass baits, one on a senko and the other on a swim bait. The carp will let you know if your drag is set proper that's for sure.


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Re: A three Drum day on RR [Re: Bass Buster1] #12227931
05/03/17 01:24 AM
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I caught a drum last year on Joe Pool fishing a drop shot! I didn't bring it in the boat but it was 5+ easy.. bout took the rod out of my hand. I let it go.

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Re: A three Drum day on RR [Re: Bass Buster1] #12266546
05/28/17 03:00 PM
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Well about those zebra mussel eaters. This is the first article I have seen that confirms, from TPWD, that buffalo and drum are documented as eating zebra mussels - http://www.tdtnews.com/news/article_db167aee-435a-11e7-9a8d-63c6a424b81d.html . So for all you trash fish talkers, there is your silver lining for not wasting drum or buffalo or carp for cheap live targets. Try poodles instead.

Re: A three Drum day on RR [Re: Bass Buster1] #12266618
05/28/17 04:14 PM
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Caught several over the years. Good fighters.

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