Freshwater Drum - Food Sources
Freshwater drum living in the Red and Assiniboine Rivers eat crayfish, snails and mussels.
Freshwater drum living in Manitoba’s Great Lakes fish, leeches, and aquatic insects.
The jaw of a freshwater drum has tiny teeth that feel like sandpaper. When landing a drum while fishing, anglers often grab the lower jaw to immobilize the fish while removing the hook.
Drum have oversized pharyngeal bones at the top and bottom of their throat that combined with molar-like teeth are used to crush the shelled animals that are their preferred food source.