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Jeffrey Frischkorn: Can the freshwater drum get some respect?

Frischkorn is shown with a trophy-size, 31-inch freshwater drum caught from Sandusky Bay. Like the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield, the freshwater drum gets no respect – but in this case from most anglers. (Photo by Beverly E. Frischkorn)

When you consistently find yourself in last place as a popular sport fish, it’s a tough spot to be cheered by Lake Erie anglers. Even if you are a biological hero in your own right.
And for the freshwater drum – aka, sheepshead, Lake Erie silver bass, gray bass, “trash fish” – not many anglers request an encore presentation after reeling in just one fish. That includes if that last drum was Fish Ohio award-worthy.

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