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4 lb. Black drum was delicious. After taking advice of previous posters. I fileted and removed red pieces. Broiled in butter, olive oil, lemon juice, saltnpepper and garlic. It was great. No worms were found. Next time I think I will scale and grill whole. 'Never trust a fisherman who doesn't eat his catch'. Caught with shrimp on Tony Saprito pier in Sarasota Fl, late may.
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Re: black drum
I saw a guy bring a decent sized black drum in from a cast net. These piers have a shit load of hungry fish under them, but there are a lot of anglers are casting off the end for baby sharks and hoping for the big one. Many huge lunkers are just feeding in the shallows under the pier. Good luck.
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Good for you, and glad to see the myths slowly giving way. Drum is popular in many New Orleans restaurants for a reason. The most important thing is to trim out any red or dark meat, which gives it a strong flavor. The same is true for redfish.

The 'worm issue is crazy talk passed down many generations. Trout actually have just as many worms....which still means absolutely nothing, as they disappear when cooked and have no flavor.

The worms simply are in any fish species that get eaten by sharks. That's how the worms reproduce. They are a form of tapeworm. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Please see: http://www.lsu.edu/seagrantfish/resources/factsheets/spaghettiworms.htm
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