One fillet (198g) raw edible portion
Calories from Fat 88
Total Fat 9.76
Saturated Fat 2.216g
Flavor & Texture
Moderate flavor and are not oily.
The larger the fish, the coarser the flesh.
Drum is great cooked any way.
This fish is appropriate in the casual dining, fine dining, hotel, and resort/club segments of the market.
They lack the speed to chase down lures and depend heavily on smell.
Black drum have the ability to produce croaking or drumming sounds with the air bladder, which is the reason for the name.
The black drum is usually found in or near brackish waters. In the western Atlantic, black drum are found from Nova Scotia to Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, the Antilles (uncommon), and the southern Caribbean coast, and can also be found from the Orinoco delta to Argentina. They are common between the Chesapeake Bay and Florida coasts, and most abundant along the Texas coast.
Black drum are bottom feeders, so they are most commonly caught with bait either on the bottom or suspended within a couple feet of the bottom.