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#1583685
I'm interested, talked to a guy fishing the draw down on Lake Austin, he brought home three freshwater drum over 4 lbs. I never realized they got that big. Caught them on saltwater fishbites and frozen shrimp. :shock:

If they do, I'm going fishing tomorrow evening before the weather change rolls thru. :twisted:
#1583692
absolutely not. I have eaten both several times. I would not eat a freshwater drum over 3 pounds and with those under 3 pounds I would use as much butter and seasoning as possible. They are okay if you are just craving fish and that is all you have but from a food stand point I would go after something else.
#1583741
Do what they do in Mexico with the fish that isn't tasty like some catfish, jack, king(sierra), carp etc. Let it soak in lime juice and minced garlic overnight to kill any nasty flavors and dissolve the little bones. And then strain the lime juice, add fresh lime juice and add your favorite combination to make a great ceviche. Or make chicharron outside and it all tastes great with hot sauce and beer. :clap:
#1583787
How many of ya'll have actually eaten one (other than poster #2)?

Gasper-good is just fine. Pretty much the exact same as their close saltwater relative. I have eaten them close to that size, and the meat is firm and white. Good meat for BBQ or a soup as the firmness holds up well (just like black drum, reds).

They are not even faintly related by the way.

I would eat a clear water river goo over a stock tank bass any day of the week.
#1583818
Milkjug wrote:
Gasper-good is just fine. Pretty much the exact same as their close saltwater relative. I have eaten them close to that size, and the meat is firm and white. Good meat for BBQ or a soup as the firmness holds up well (just like black drum, reds).


Eaten them from lakes and rivers, clear waters and murky. Agree with Milkjug.

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