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New fisherwoman...help! ๐Ÿ˜‚ #13662749 08/10/20 03:41 PM
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So Iโ€™m brand new to fishing. My grandfather took me out as a very young kid but thatโ€™s it!! Yesterday, we went to Lake Whitney SP and I caught only 1 fish. But it was a decent size and still had a lot of fun so worth it! But I canโ€™t for the life of me, figure out what kind of fish it is! Iโ€™d really appreciate yallโ€™s help! Thanks so much!

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Re: New fisherwoman...help! ๐Ÿ˜‚ [Re: JenGue] #13662760 08/10/20 03:47 PM
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gaspergou /fresh water drum.


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Re: New fisherwoman...help! ๐Ÿ˜‚ [Re: JenGue] #13662761 08/10/20 03:47 PM
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Drum and welcome aboard

Re: New fisherwoman...help! ๐Ÿ˜‚ [Re: JenGue] #13662769 08/10/20 03:54 PM
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As stated above...

Freshwater drum

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Re: New fisherwoman...help! ๐Ÿ˜‚ [Re: JenGue] #13662774 08/10/20 03:56 PM
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Thank you everyone!!

Re: New fisherwoman...help! ๐Ÿ˜‚ [Re: JenGue] #13663324 08/10/20 09:43 PM
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Re: New fisherwoman...help! ๐Ÿ˜‚ [Re: JenGue] #13663342 08/10/20 09:52 PM
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By the way, those that size a pretty good table fare.

Re: New fisherwoman...help! ๐Ÿ˜‚ [Re: JenGue] #13663669 08/11/20 02:06 AM
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Welcome aboard, nice catch. Hope to see more pictures in the future. A lot of good folks here if you have questions, need lake info, or whatever. Keep the lines tight!!


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Re: New fisherwoman...help! ๐Ÿ˜‚ [Re: JenGue] #13663710 08/11/20 02:28 AM
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Thanks! Yes, I immediately bled it out and gutted it! Definitely big enough for a meal! Trying to decide the best way to cook it now! ๐Ÿ˜

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welcome Glad your here. My Grandmother pressure cooked those kind of fish which also included Buffalo and Carp. She had a wonderful recipe for like tuna salad sandwiches that she did for use kids. They have more bones than Bass or Crappie. Pressure cooking eliminates that problem.


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Brilliant idea! Thatโ€™s my only thing about fishing....I love eating fish but just canโ€™t handle all the bones! Thanks for the tip!

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Yep, My granny and carp, she did the same thing. Drum are fun to catch, always thought they were a pretty ugly fish, not near as pretty as their salt water cousin. I tried frying some, meat was white and flavor not bad, texture just seemed a little weird. May try the grill for my next one. Welcome welcome

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Filleted and fried some with crappie and sand bass recently. No one knew any different.

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Originally Posted by JenGue
Thanks! Yes, I immediately bled it out and gutted it! Definitely big enough for a meal! Trying to decide the best way to cook it now! ๐Ÿ˜

I suggest you always no what species of fish you have before keeping and cleaning it. It could get expensive if you get checked and have illegal fish.

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Originally Posted by JenGue
Thanks! Yes, I immediately bled it out and gutted it! Definitely big enough for a meal! Trying to decide the best way to cook it now! ๐Ÿ˜

I suggest you always no what species of fish you have before keeping and cleaning it. It could get expensive if you get checked and have illegal fish.

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