Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Freshwater DrumAlso known as sheepshead and grunter, it is silver-gray and deep-bodied. The top fin is very long and almost separated into two parts. The tail is rounded. It has two "lucky stones" or ear bones located in its head. It feeds on the bottom in calm areas of deep rivers and lakes. Once commonly sold as "bass" by fish peddlers, it is considered good eating.