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Summer, “Drum” for some fun.

Posted on July 3rd, 2017

Warm summer water means a mix of fish catches in most lakes and sometimes a big surprise that can turn out as a disappointment to some and fun for others.

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I’m talking about hooking a nice-size freshwater drum or “sheepshead” as many anglers call them.  Pat Pagano holds up a chunky drum he caught while jigigng for walleye in 30’+ water in the Detroit River, ON. These fish are plentiful in the Great Great Lakes watershed, they are aggressive feeding fish that will take bait or a lure and they can literally caught fishing near the bottom all summer long. They fight hard and often fool anglers into thinking they have hooked a big bass or walleye. Next time you catch a drum, enjoy the fight and remember that they can be excellent eating!

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