Drum Image

The freshwater drum is common in most Kansas rivers and reservoirs. Commonly considered an undesirable rough fish, the drum is predatory and will readily strike lures and baits. It is a good fighter and the white meat is fine table fare. The drum can make strange drumming or grunting noises with muscles vibrated against the swim bladder. The world record drum weighed 54 pounds, 8 ounces. The Kansas state record drum weighed 31 pounds, 4 ounces.

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