freshwater drum


: a croaker (Aplodinotus grunniens) of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River valley that may attain a weight of 50 pounds (23 kilograms) or more

called also sheepshead, white perch

Examples of freshwater drum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Several record-breaking fish have been caught in the clear waters, including an 86-pound flathead catfish, a 44-pound freshwater drum and the biggest largemouth bass ever collected by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, weighing in at 14.1 pounds. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 25 Jan. 2023 At one point, Telep held up a couple of freshwater drum, also known as sheepshead, for a photo opportunity. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 13 May 2022 The king of trash, freshwater drum look and act a lot like red drum, the revered saltwater gamefish, but they’re found in sweet-water lakes and rivers. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, 2 Aug. 2019 The birds are fish eaters, focusing on the most abundant prey such as freshwater drum, common carp and bullheads, Volkert said. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 11 Aug. 2022 The types of fish killed in the event include freshwater drum, yellow perch, smallmouth bass and shorthead redhorse, according to ODNR. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 11 Sep. 2021 That came to mind when Faruq K. Abdul-Kahliq of the Cleveland Metroparks Youth Outdoors Program landed a hefty sheepshead, or freshwater drum, the other day and provided a photo of the lunker. cleveland, 2 Sep. 2021 Walleye is the marquee species, but Poygan also has yellow perch, white bass, black crappie, lake sturgeon and freshwater drum. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Jan. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of freshwater drum was in 1876

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“Freshwater drum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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