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#3225834 - 04/18/13 07:23 PM Re: Eat drum? [Re: Dodge Man]
Trapper John
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I've heard many people say they taste like redfish. I guess it's worth a shot. Worst thing that can happen is you have to spit it out.

Of course now that I decide to try it I'll stop catching them.

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#3226047 - 04/18/13 10:00 PM Re: Eat drum? [Re: Trapper John]
Mudbone
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Guy I used to work for is a HUGE crappie man. He keeps drum as long as they ain't real big. Says they are great.
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#3226089 - 04/18/13 10:42 PM Re: Eat drum? [Re: Mudbone]
Outdoor life
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I'll let you know hopefully tomorrow if I get the time to fix them. Caught a couple of drum yesterday just to see for myself what they taste like (was only gonna keep one till I gut hooked another one, and I want my hook back lol). So I'm gonna fix them with the catfish and yellow bass I caught as well.
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#3226217 - 04/19/13 06:59 AM Re: Eat drum? [Re: Outdoor life]
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I was messing with you football. Most guys get bent out of shape if someone eats bass. As for the drum, you can have it!
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#3226267 - 04/19/13 07:58 AM Re: Eat drum? [Re: BDS05]
Bigg'un4214
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Redfish, whiting, and many other saltwater fish are in the drum family. Growing up we ate lots of them and I always liked them.
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#3226292 - 04/19/13 08:17 AM Re: Eat drum? [Re: Football Hunter]
Otterman
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
 Originally Posted By: BDS05
 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
Why?World is full of Crappy and trout!

And smallmouth!
Cant remember the last time I kept a bass for eating,been many years.


Smallies are only second to walleye!!JMO
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#3226622 - 04/19/13 02:58 PM Re: Eat drum? [Re: Otterman]
rukiddin?
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I have friends that bowfish and every drum they shoot gets a cooler ride back to the house. They love'em. Compared to trout?? No comparison, I'll take drum anyday over "striper bait".
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#3243175 - 05/09/13 08:52 PM Re: Eat drum? [Re: rukiddin?]
Dodge Man
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Ok I finally caught some small drum fish. One about 3 lbs, one a little over 1 lb and one a little under.

I filet them all and just covered them with blackening seasoning and cooked them in a cast iron skillet! It is awesome!

The bigger one is a very firm meat, more firm then any other fresh water fish i have tried. The small ones I would say are really close to taste and texture to largemouth bass.

I will for sure be saving all the drum I catch from now on.
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#3243205 - 05/09/13 09:25 PM Re: Eat drum? [Re: Dodge Man]
catman529
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Cool deal. I like the firmer fish myself, going to try one soon whenever I catch a good eating size one.
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#3243206 - 05/09/13 09:26 PM Re: Eat drum? [Re: catman529]
catman529
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Any bones in the fillets to be aware of?
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