Reply by: Flyrodn Posted: 5/21/2015 8:54:31 AM Points: 184621
Check the species page.
They will take conventional baits, such as you use for wiper/carp/catfish. They also will take jigs/lures/flies presented much like you'd fish for bass.
They are not plentiful close to the metro areas, but exist in most NE waters (along the Platte), and those waters down around John Martin. John Martin probably has the strongest population at this time.
Reply by: FishingJunkie Posted: 5/21/2015 9:55:07 AM Points: 1816
What does this fish taste like, just wondering. I've caught some before in Swanson Res in NE (unintentionally on bottom bouncers), but I threw them back, not knowing if they are any good. Didn't want to harvest and not eat.
Reply by: ColoradoOutdoorsman Posted: 5/21/2015 10:59:35 AM Points: 1131
I've caught drum in Minnesota on anything and everything. Everything from wax worms below a slip bobber, to spoons tipped with a minnow when I'm fishing walleyes and even on big 8-10 inch rapalas trolling for pike and muskie. In Minnesota they hit everything but never really tried for them here because they're scarce. You don't even have to try in Minnesota for them they just end up on the end of your line time after time. It's a really overlooked fish in my opinion wish they had more in Colorado. Wish we had Bowfins too but that's never gonna happen lol