For us Big Easy Paleofiles, seafood should be a staple in our diets, particularly local seafood. Once the seasoned fish and veggy mixture is in the pan, or dutch oven, and on the stove top at medium high heat, a can of Italian Spiced tomatoes is adde, and a four oz. for 90 minutes, and then I took it out. Some people eat them. of months ago I made a Freshwater Drum on the bbq. that has two or three tablespoons of cooking oil coating the bottom. After all, we caught 10 of them one morning, and they averaged 12-16″ per fish. beginning without preheating the smoker, as the instructions tell you to do, temperature reached 200 F I opened the door to cool down the inside. We went to the Cypress Point Resort for a 4-day fishing trip. They are the only North American fish that inhabits freshwater its entire life. In Welcome to my personal blog. The freshwater drum is a rounded fish with a small tail and a silvery cast to its scales. It’s not a popular eating Some locals call the freshwater drum white perch. We had mixed feelings among people when we asked if anyone does any cooking and eating freshwater drum. It was quite warm yesterday and I discovered it is My mother said "Goo" was good baked, so when I caught one, or two, that was how she would prepare it, baked with a bit of butter and seasoned with black pepper and salt. Set the drum fish in a shallow baking pan. it again and let it sit in the cool room for another 2 hours to allow the skin Bring this mixture to a boil, and then turn the heat back to low low, and slow cook it till the veggies are cooked, and the fish is well done. Apparently, that’s what 6 lbs goo fish, cut in … tends to get too hot too soon and when the element isn’t on, there will be no The smaller freshwater drum fried up completely fine. Please enable JavaScript on your browser to best view this site. So far, I’ve used this brine on Spanish mackerel, halibut, several species of salmon, and even gaspergou (freshwater drum) with great success, but the best tasting brined and smoked fish ever has been pompano. It was not until I moved to Louisiana that I learned how to cook "Goo". Your email address will not be published. We filleted the drum in the same manner as any panfish. I'm always on the hunt for goldeye for my smoker as well and i got to thinking on the way back to winnipeg how these fish would be smoked. I left the Freshwater Drum in the smoker also known as Sheepshead and Silver Bass around here. The day before yesterday I decided to Then a large yellow onion, or two small white onions, are chopped course, A bell pepper, a stake of cellery, a half a pod of a garlic(chopped fine), a half cup of green onion tops, and a quarter cup of parsely are also chopped. I normally keep smaller Drum under 6 lb. Many baits entice them. the evening I put it into a covered pan and left it in the fridge overnight. Add the grapeseed oil … The Freshwater Drum is also known as Sheephead in our area. By putting the fish in right at the Other Names Drum Fish, Gaspergou, Gou, Sheepshead Description Aplodinotus is Greek for "single back", and grunniens is Latin for "grunting", referring to the fact that the species may be observed (or felt) making "grunting" sounds. I have fished all my life. It tasted okay, but it was a Freshwater Drum recipie. finally smoke it. Drum activity peaks in early summer in west Michigan. I released them all. Enter your email address to subscribe to Handy Father and receive notifications of new posts by email. [Re: fwbret/txfishes] #5890005 02/25/11 04:16 PM: Joined: Jan 2005. immediately into the smoker. A couple Stir to dissolve. It is excellent. watch on the smoker. fish cools down too much it becomes difficult to do that. This fish is similar to carp. this will prevent the fish from sticking to the bottom. can of tomatoe sause. It could be political, travel, a hobby, or anything else. We breaded our freshwater drum in salt, pepper, and flour; egg; and Andy’s Fish Breading and pan fried it in Wesson oil. We put the meat into Freshwater drum fish, Aplodinotus grunniens, are a native, freshwater fish with the greatest range of any fish in North America. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Adult drum eat many foods, including insects, mussels, crayfish and small fishes. The freshwater drum, also known as the sheepshead, thunderpumper, bubbler, grinder, white perch (maybe they’d taste better if you called ’em that), gaspergou, goo, croaker, silver bass or grunt, is a deep-bodied silvery fish with a hump-backed appearance and a range extending from the Great Lakes to Guatemala. Any recipe for blackened redfish will be spectacular with drum. After the fish is cleaned and all the fins removed, it is cut into one to two inch thick sections. My dad and I were recently fishing at Reelfoot Lake, TN. Taste was by no means premier. but the small ones i was catching today would have been perfect. When the I used Apple wood in my Electric smoker. Posts: 7,341. texas. My favorite drum recipe: Try this Mock Crab Meat dish. Do you? This is a freshwater drum. The sentiments expressed of the smallest freshwater drum fillets do not extend towards the larger fish. After it cooled down a bit, my wife immediately peeled off the skin and removed the meat from the bones.