The case of the (reel) screamin' drum!

Friday, March 13, 2020
20" long, 2-1/2 lbs. Living in the tailrace of a large dam made made it fight like a fish twice its size.

While I was trying to get in early on some of the annual striper action just below Livingston Dam  (Polk County,  TX) this beautiful gaspergou made my saltwater tackle sing as it nailed the dead shrimp I had dangling out for it! It made dive after dive! 

After icing it down, I scaled, gutted, and gilled it, then marinaded it in lemon and salt for two days.Boiled, deboned, then mixed in with a roux, for the best gumbo I've ever had!


smurph's picture

Drum are a fine eating fish! Most people tell me I'm crazy when I say that glad someone else agrees!

Dan Henderson's picture