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Discussion in 'TEXAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by cnwamw, Jul 23, 2006.
any of you guys catch any?
In Texas I used to catch them on accident. Never targeted them though.
Been catching them on cut bluegill while channel fishing. Kind of odd, Haven't caught this many in years.
Catch at least one every trip. They annoy the crap out of me.
Gasper Gou are good eating, not quite the quality of catfish, but pretty damn good. Caught 9 pounder the other day. Tossed out a live 2" bream was using for channel cats and the sucker hit it almost before the bait hit the water, took out like a bat out of hades, but got him into tow with My Abu 5600.
Myself and TA2D catch them all the time on cut shad. They're fun to catch, and we hear they are good eating. Never tried it though. Someone said they're related to Redfish.
I once tried to eat the first good size one that I ever caught. In my opinion it tasted rather bad. I was expecting something like the saltwater black drum or redfish but was quite disappointed. It could have just been me or the water where it was caught.
Most people I've talked to say they soak the meat in milk for awhile before they cook it. They do that to all their fish, saying it makes the meat have less of that "muddy" taste. I don't know, but I think i'm going to try it when I get back just to see if it holds any bearing.
My friend soaks his fish in a mixture or mustard and water, guess it helps, the drum tasted yummy, though I wonder if a mixture of vinegar and water wouldn't do the same.
Soak in flat beer, season and fry tastes pretty good. Fun to catch though , Girlfriend loves to get one on the end of her rod.
Drum ain't real picky about what they will hit, I've caught lots of them on plugs while bass fishing, but if you really want to target drum get you some crawdads, they really love them.
I know you've herd them under the boat making kind of a grinding sound, well if it's legal in you're state you can cut open their head behind and below the eye's you'll find two disk that look's like their made of ivory. I only cut them out if Im going to use the fish for cut bait but they are kind of neat. Several would make a nice necklace.