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#2886660 - 07/26/12 11:58 AM Re: Weird Sound on Melton Hill..Drum?? [Re: bassybuck47]
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Registered: 08/24/11
Posts: 1161
Loc: The Great Corn Desert, Indiana

 Originally Posted By: bassybuck47
 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: bassybuck47
It was the DRUM....
I have night fished Melton Hill for years, and almost without exception we have heard that noise. I used to hear it on Norris, and others. My grandfather taught me what that sound was when I was a kid. Apparently, they rub some bones in their head together in an attempt to find a mate. At least that's my understanding. Hence the name "Drum."
I could be completely wrong but I thought it was their swim bladder that makes the sound. I have had them croak plenty of times when caught, and it seems to come from the middle of the fish not the head.

You are correct, I got confused. It is the bladder. It is for mating purposes. The otoliths or stones apparently are for orientation. Live and learn...

Could be. Just going off of what I have been told.
Genesis 27:3 KJV: Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison...

#2887976 - 07/27/12 04:17 PM Re: Weird Sound on Melton Hill..Drum?? [Re: bassybuck47]
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Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 2835
Loc: SouthEast Tenn

You're right it is for mating purposes, but like I said, it's Big Foot all the way. Go ahead, don't believe me - many have their doubts about this mystical creature.
"The world is so dreadfully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain."
-Ronald Firbank

#2888482 - 07/28/12 09:07 AM Re: Weird Sound on Melton Hill..Drum?? [Re: BlountArrow]
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Registered: 09/01/00
Posts: 16350
Loc: over here

Water zombies.
Disagreeing with me doesn't make me any less right

There is a difference between being proud and being conceited

Beware the skillet ---O

#2889197 - 07/29/12 06:12 AM Re: Weird Sound on Melton Hill..Drum?? [Re: Bowdacious]
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Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 1999
Loc: Hendersonville

well you were pretty close to Oak Ridge where they do those underwater experiments........
#2895509 - 08/03/12 05:52 PM Re: Weird Sound on Melton Hill..Drum?? [Re: Mag]
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Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 5211
Loc: In a river hopefully!

Was it like a barry white song?....."Can't get enough of your"
I hunt and fish not for the thrill of the kill, but for the thrill of the grill!!

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