Fish ID needed

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by pbjmaker, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    MY husband caught this fish today (we released it) but we can't figure out what it is [​IMG] We know what it isn't. Can anyone help with an ID? We live in Iowa and was caught in a lake.

  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    We call them DRUM around here, called them SHEEPHEAD in Il. They are a type of carp.
  3. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
  4. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Ahh thanks - googled some images. It didn't look like the kinds of carp we normally catch. My husband now wants to know if it's good for anything...
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    looks like a can be used for chicken treats if you dont want to eat carp.
  6. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Quote:You're right. They aren't in the carp family, but taste the same. Feed it to your chickens!
  8. rsf31tmp

    rsf31tmp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2010
    Rochester, IL
    yep a drum, some rednecks around here call them white perch....they of course are not at all a is a drum....a rough fish....not a carp
  9. Paisaneaux

    Paisaneaux Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2011
    We call em' Gaspergou.
    Small ones like that can be fried up, and taste just fine.
  10. greenriver

    greenriver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 19, 2010
    Wilmington, Il
    Quote:Ding, ding, ding......

    That is a Freshwater drum. Watch for the bones along the center of the fillet.

    Red drum and sheephead are salt water fish.

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