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Went for crappie, ended up catching drum... #13176918 06/05/19 04:15 PM
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My buddy and I headed out to the local river to hit up a spot he found for crappie. There was a weird algae spawn situation going on. The water was extremely green, with low visibility. Then the river authorities started letting water out of the bottom of the dam, so things got murky really fast. Our fault completely, should have looked at the dam schedule.

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Ended up having a blast, regardless. Caught a bunch of gar and some gaspergou (freshwater drum) on a beetle spin. I really do think that lure is fantastic. Costs $0.79, and will catch literally anything.

Check out the video, if you're into that sort of thing. I'm always looking for feedback on how I can improve my editing and shooting.



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Re: Went for crappie, ended up catching drum... [Re: Bassboy1992] #13177077 06/05/19 06:58 PM
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Nice fish! Cool video, too. Never understood how people can simultaneously appreciate the fish for its hard fighting capabilities yet label it "trash." Drum are natives and are one of just a few fish helping with our zebra mussel invasion.


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Re: Went for crappie, ended up catching drum... [Re: Bassboy1992] #13177597 06/06/19 02:43 AM
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Nice fish. Bet the fight was AWESOME! boxing


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Re: Went for crappie, ended up catching drum... [Re: Bassboy1992] #13177743 06/06/19 11:25 AM
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Nice fish. woot

Re: Went for crappie, ended up catching drum... [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13178445 06/07/19 03:05 AM
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Originally Posted by TXMulti-Species
Nice fish! Cool video, too. Never understood how people can simultaneously appreciate the fish for its hard fighting capabilities yet label it "trash." Drum are natives and are one of just a few fish helping with our zebra mussel invasion.


I love fighting them, and they arenít exactly trash fish. I think I ended up changing topics as soon as I said that on video (I get distracted easily). I think they fall somewhere between carp and bass for me. Itís just disappointing when you think youíre fighting an 8 pound bass and it ends up being a 6 pound drum. Nevertheless, a fish is a fish, and I shouldnít complain. Glad you liked the video!

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Re: Went for crappie, ended up catching drum... [Re: Bassboy1992] #13178502 06/07/19 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Bassboy1992
I love fighting them, and they arenít exactly trash fish. Itís just disappointing when you think youíre fighting an 8 pound bass and it ends up being a 6 pound drum.


I can understand the feeling, I'm slightly disappointed anytime I catch a catfish while targeting carp but any tug on the line is a good one! Catfish have saved me from skunking many a time fish


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Re: Went for crappie, ended up catching drum... [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13178555 06/07/19 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by TXMulti-Species
Originally Posted by Bassboy1992
I love fighting them, and they arenít exactly trash fish. Itís just disappointing when you think youíre fighting an 8 pound bass and it ends up being a 6 pound drum.


I can understand the feeling, I'm slightly disappointed anytime I catch a catfish while targeting carp but any tug on the line is a good one! Catfish have saved me from skunking many a time fish

Agreed - I love landing channel cats as a "bycatch" when carp'ing. Bullheads on the other hand... ARGH (but they are still light years more acceptable than pesky turtles!).


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