What are freshwater drums? - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

What are freshwater drums?

Photo of dead freshwater drums in Lake Erie. (Source: WOIO) Photo of dead freshwater drums in Lake Erie. (Source: WOIO)
AVON LAKE, OH (WOIO) -

People in Avon Lake, Sheffield Lake are concerned after dozens of dead freshwater drums have been found dead floating in Lake Erie.

According to Ohio Department of Natural Resources, freshwater drums are usually active at night. Large schools of the freshwater drum will feed in shallow water.

The ODNR said they communicate by making drumming sounds. Drums are usually 12-30 inches long and weigh 2-10 pounds.

According to the ODNR the fish have their eggs in shallow water. The fish also like to eat snails.

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