Lake Texoma Fish Species – Freshwater Drum

Lake Texoma Fish Species: Freshwater Drum Although freshwater drum is considered a rough fish by many anglers, it is prized as a food fish in some areas. Drum are also sought after as bait for other species. In Texas the rod and reel record exceeds 30 pounds, and the trotline record is 55 pounds. 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. Except for color, freshwater drum resembles its marine relative the red drum.