Locally identified as the “Silver Bass”, this distinctive prowler of popular big lake tributaries is a known source of plenty of relentless shallow water quarrels, and often a briefly observed powerhouse for several unprepared anglers. The freshwater drum is a formidable force that can grow to imposing measurements. Securing a hookset into a giant drum is an incredible impression that has few comparisons and one that continually fascinates those who pursue them.
Manitoba is indeed a “top of the list” destination for oversized drum. With literally hundreds of miles of premier waters, fanatical drum anglers have endless choices to successfully target these exceptional underwater beasts. With sincere opportunities at multiple 30 inch fish and the ultimate chance at a 34 inch plus monster!
Angling opportunities for freshwater drum are popular from May to September.
Top producing fisheries include the Whitemud River, Red River, Waterhen River, Assiniboine River, and Fairford River.
Manitoba Record: Shared catches from the Red and Fairford Rivers, measuring 88.90 cm (35”).
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