Name That Fish!

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by Mizzbigcat, May 13, 2008.

  1. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    Holy Mackrel, what a day!

    It's after 11 and I just got in, I've been fishing Caesar's Creek since 9am, and sorry to say, I got my rear end skunked!

    Around 7:30 this evening, my son Jake caught this critter about 6 feet from the bank in 12-foot-or-so-water on a night crawler. It weighed 2 pounds 10 ounces. The question is, what the heck is it?

    It looked like a sunfish on steroids, except for that huge jelly- like eyeball. The spines on it's dorsal fins were quite intimidating, and he fought like hell to the bank.

    I wanted to keep it to do further research, (that's mom talk for "cut it up for bait") but being the tree hugger type that Jake is, he laid the guilt trip on thick and threw it back....Prick!

    ~ I can call him that,*smirk* he's mine, and he's 20 years old!~


    Do any of you brothers and sisters know what this is? I'm dying to know!
     

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  2. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    freshwater drum :smile2:
     

  3. Catfish Pursuit

    Catfish Pursuit New Member

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    Looks like a drum, not good eating, at least I don't eat them but they make good flathead bait. Sounds like a fun trip! Chris
     
  4. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    Thank you sir! I told Jake that's what I suspected, and we shouldn't throw it back, but I've never seen one that big!
     
  5. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    I don't eat fish, I just stalk them. :cool2:
     
  6. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    i think they are drums in the lower little miami river
     
  7. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    This was at Caesar's Creek Lake, my home waters. I know there are drum in there, I've just never seen one over 5 inches long!
     
  8. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    big drum angi looks like something out of alien movie rick
     
  9. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    Dude, that's exactly what I was thinking! I was planning on taking him home and conducting all kinds of experiments on him!

    HA-Ha-ha....

    I am an evil genius!

    :cool2:
     
  10. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    definently looks like a freshwater drum. i've caught plenty of them. they do fight pretty good and make great cutbait. the biggest one i ever seen was a 28 lb. drum caught at the lake i fish alot. they have stone like cartilage in their head that rattles when they are dried up. pretty unique fish to say the least. i have ate them, but prefer to use them for bait instead.:wink:
     
  11. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    should i call you mizzfrankenstien from now on :wink: rick
     
  12. adam1886

    adam1886 New Member

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    ive eatin drum before and really like it.almost taste like a crappie in my opinion
     
  13. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    I think I'd like that, I've been called alot worse! LOL
     
  14. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    I was wanting to keep it for cutbait but my son wouldn't let me. I don't eat any fish or seafood.

    If I'm gonna eat ya, you gotta be cute with a face like a lil baby calf runin' in the clover, lmao!
     
  15. slabmaster

    slabmaster New Member

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    fresh water drum. they get a lot bigger than that one. now lets talk about that smell of skunk. lol. i am only kidding about the skunk, although skunk essince makes for good trap lure on your coyote sets.
     
  16. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    Good tip, maybe that's why we have so many coy's, are barn is chocked full of skunks!
     
  17. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    some people say they taste like a white bass, they are not bad if you can get past the smell of the fish. to me they smell alot like a shad. i caught my PB walleye on a piece of cut drum. catfish will hit cutbait drum alot.
     
  18. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    Hey Angie .... Fresh water Drum get to be in the 60# range .... now that would be a lot of cut bait ..... :eek:oooh: Garry-
     
  19. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Yep, Drum or also called around here SheepHead.:wink::big_smile:
    Nice one, I'd used it for cut bait!!!:wink:
     
  20. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    you can tell your son he has been gooed.in louisiana they call them gaspergos.fresh water drum all the way.