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Re: what is this? [Re: tedthorn] #5494962 08/06/11
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They are rubbery textured meat....I don't keep them.


I used to catch a few back when I crappie fished. I usually threw them back but one day I caught one about the size of the one in the picture and put him on the stringer with the crappie and when cleaning fileted him right along with the rest. My fishing buddy was over when we ate the fish that had the drum in and I gave him one of the filets. He was adamant that we would throw no more of them back. miles


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Re: what is this? [Re: ingwe] #5495105 08/06/11
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Originally Posted by ingwe
"Why didn't you pay me?" or words to that effect.....


You're good. smile


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Re: what is this? [Re: milespatton] #5495475 08/06/11
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Originally Posted by milespatton
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They are rubbery textured meat....I don't keep them.


I used to catch a few back when I crappie fished. I usually threw them back but one day I caught one about the size of the one in the picture and put him on the stringer with the crappie and when cleaning fileted him right along with the rest. My fishing buddy was over when we ate the fish that had the drum in and I gave him one of the filets. He was adamant that we would throw no more of them back. miles



He must have been bad hungry.....was beer involved?


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Re: what is this? [Re: tedthorn] #5497973 08/07/11
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No beer, just fileted and fried. I ate the other filet and it was good. Not as good as crappie, but good. Better than grinnel. Reminded me of bream. miles


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Re: what is this? [Re: digger44] #5498146 08/07/11
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Originally Posted by digger44
It's a freshwater drum.. sheep's head is a salt water fish that looks similar but has black vertical stripes.

In Louisiana, I've seen 'em as large as 50 pounds.


In Meeeeechigan it is a sheepshead!


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The "ivory" is the ear bone, otolith is the proper term for them. They sit a little aft of the brain, and the brain stem comes up between them. Using a butcher knife with some heft to it you chop down and back at a little less than 45 degrees. If the blade is heavy enough you can likely cut deep enough with a single whack.

A tweezer will help you find one down in the liquid in the cavities on each side uncovered by the cut. If there are no cavities showing you need to cut a little deeper until they do show.


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Re: what is this? [Re: milespatton] #5499555 08/07/11
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Originally Posted by milespatton
Better than grinnel. miles


Thats easy to say.....they are the worst.


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Re: what is this? [Re: tedthorn] #5507850 08/10/11
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There's nothing more spoiled nor opinionated than fishermen, except maybe hunters. We've got a lot of drum in Grayrocks Reservoir here in Wyoming. They fight a hell of a lot better than walleye(try a 5 pounder), bite when walleye won't, love lead-headed jigs with half a crawler, and taste just as good as redfish, bass, northerns, and most trout. If you can fillet a crappie, you can fillet a drum.


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Re: what is this? [Re: DrHJH] #5508670 08/10/11
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Originally Posted by DrHJH
There's nothing more spoiled nor opinionated than fishermen, except maybe hunters. We've got a lot of drum in Grayrocks Reservoir here in Wyoming. They fight a hell of a lot better than walleye(try a 5 pounder), bite when walleye won't, love lead-headed jigs with half a crawler, and taste just as good as redfish, bass, northerns, and most trout. If you can fillet a crappie, you can fillet a drum.


You mean their rib bones are like steel girders? smile


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Re: what is this? [Re: 5sdad] #5508822 08/10/11
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That'd be a large yellow perch.

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Re: what is this? [Re: northern_dave] #5514423 08/12/11
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It's a couple underexposed photographs...

Of fish.

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Re: what is this? [Re: ShootDogs] #5632259 09/19/11
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I've not eaten a lot of them, but they eat just fine.


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Re: what is this? [Re: cal74] #5641239 09/21/11
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Fresh water Drum. Cut the reddish brown meat out from the white and they are fair to eat.

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I've caught some big Drum over the yrs....yap it's a Drum.

Re: what is this? [Re: slg888] #5664933 09/29/11
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Sheepshead where I come from. We catch them all the time while walleye trolling. Biggest one I ever encountered was just over 16 lbs. An attempt was made to get the lucky stones out of that one. After a knife and then a hatchett failed...a call went out for a chainsaw.........If I remember right Boatboy on here may have been a witness to that. As we say in Quanicassee....it wasn't pretty........


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Re: what is this? [Re: cal74] #5710314 10/13/11
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Originally Posted by cal74
Doesn't look like what I was told was a sheephead (many years ago)? Used to catch them from time to time in the Minnesota River. Friend who told me about them cut one open and showed me the bones in their head(s)???
sheepshead are saltwater with black vertical stripes, and I'm not askin


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