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wildcatcreek

A Call for Drums

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I was wondering if any of you guys catch big drums, and if any pics. It seems like I've been catching too many this year. Here are a couple of our best(4&5 lbs).fatboy.jpg4-12drum.jpg

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my first drum of 09

i forgot the weight. but it was over 5. got her on may 2nd

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i got a nice one on saturday. probably 4 lbs. it put my new okuma UL to the test

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whooooaaaa that's a BONGO!!!!

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I've caught a few, make decent catfish cut bait when I've not been able to find suckers or bullheads.

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Anyone ever eat them? they are actualy pretty good. very firm white meat, that one DTRO is holding would taste like mud, but the small ones are good.

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I wonder what he was using for bait grin

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I think that one was about 34 or 36” and around 18lbs. John (wastewaterguru) caught that one a fairly large bullhead while catfishing on the MN smile

I think Pierbridge has a picture of an even bigger one.

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Geez, I didn't know they got that big. I thought they maxed out around 8-9lbs

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a random fact, but do you know that drum are one if not the only native fish to eat zebra muscles.

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I was shore fishing the river a while ago and saw a guy pull up the biggest drum I have ever seen. He let me take a picture of him w/ the fish... Doesnt seem that big any more now that I've seen wastewaterguru's fish but still bigger than average

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Pool 2 Drum! 23 pounds if memory serves me right. grin ... BobberDown is 6'5"s tall... Unbelievably THICK fish.. I still have dreams about that thing...LOL!

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OMG, thats like a sheepshead on steriods! Hope he didnt swallow your hook. Man those things can get annoying!

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I was curious, so I looked up the state record. After looking at the drum I looked at some other records. We really do live in a fishing paradise in MN.

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/staterecords.html

A couple of the records did surprise me, though. Namely warmouth and white bass. The record is only 18.5". It seems I see pics of 18-20" white bass on FM every year. And I've caught several warmouth over 9", the record is only 7.5".

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That is a nice one

Pool 2 does have some major sheephead/fresh water drum in it.

This was a post in the Pool 2 forum from 07. If you scroll down to about the middle of the page you will Pike11 (image posted by SkitterPopper thgough) with a very nice one.

Click Here!

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If I remember right the state record was on display at the science museum and still might be something like 35 lbs. That thing is a pig. Personal best is around 7lb

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the state record is MONSTEROUS! HOLY [PoorWordUsage]!

my pb is only 12! and i thought that was big!

thanks for posting the link to the records.

found out i broke the state record for green sunfish today, and didnt even know it cry

1lb 6oz on the fly on annie battle!

10 1/2" long. didnt think anything of it until i got home

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Perfect Catfish bait (if in Wisconsin of course :P).

Oh and a 12 lb Drum is not "only" a 12 lber...that's a big fish!

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Are you sure that's a greenie? It's not shaped like any green sunfish I've ever seen, of course I have never seen one that big. That's a nice sunnie, no matter which species.

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