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Monday, July 22nd, 2024

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Monday, July 22nd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Steve Griffin: For fun, you can’t beat a drum!

Dexter Nesbitt of Lansing and grandfather Bill Hodgson of Spring Lake, teamed up recently to catch a 15-pound freshwater drum (also called sheepshead). (Photos by Steve Griffin)

For many Michigan anglers on Saginaw Bay, Great Lakes piers and other places, catching a sheepshead or freshwater drum is a rather novel addition to a day focused on walleye, steelhead, perch or other quarry.
But for a seemingly increasing number of anglers, particularly on Great Lakes piers such as those on Lake Michigan at Grand Haven, the drum is a native species hard to – pardon the pun – beat.

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