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That is a Freshwater Drum, also locally known as a Sheephead. They have calcium deposits behind their eyes that look like a section of a marble. We used to carry them around as "lucky stones". Good fighters on light tackle.
 

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Really good fighters. So much like a red or black drum too. I got into a school of jig eating beasts one day on Lake Ontario a few summers ago. It was back when the chatter bait first got popular and they were loving it. They are often caught on worms on the bottom. Native to Ohio River drainage but a darn cool sport fish in my opinion.
 

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They remind me of Croaker .I've heard they're not bad table fare?Did you cook it up? A friend of mine used to catch them in the Great Lakes.
 

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Capt nick. We are at the Great Lakes. Lake Erie. No we did not eat it. We threw them back. Night nurse I didn't know there was a fresh water version of the banded rudder fish. Lol
 
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