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Beating the drum: Why freshwater drum (sheepshead) deserve some respect in southern Lake Michigan

By Dale Bowman, Chicago Sun Times

Lloyd DeGrane grew righteously riled in late March at the Montrose Horseshoe.

“I witnessed someone catching a sheepshead and then promptly killing it and tossing the dead body back into the lake,” he messaged. “It saddened me that this senseless act was brought about by a flawed history concerning the sheepshead.”

Freshwater drum (Aplodinotus grunniens) are often called sheepshead.

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