•  No Hormones    •   No Antibiotics   

Copper Shoals Red Drum

Good Growing

Aerial view Copper Shoals Red Drum FarmCopper Shoals Red Drum® are bred and hatched on family owned and operated inland farms located between Port O’Connor and Palacios, Texas. Fingerlings mature in earthen ponds filled with saltwater sourced from the Matagorda Bay system and saline aquifers. Water quality is monitored around the clock to maintain the healthy growing environment that produces our premium fish. Predators and voracious eaters, Copper Shoals Red Drum® thrive on a high-quality, high-protein diet composed of grains, vitamins, minerals, and fish protein from well-managed fisheries. Copper Shoals Red Drum® contains no hormones and no antibiotics.


Copper Shoals Red Drum packingSeveral times weekly, we harvest just enough Copper Shoals Red Drum® to fill customer orders. Fish are scooped from the water using a large basket and are lowered into insulated totes filled with an ice slurry. This icy plunge quickly brings down core temperatures and is the first link in a tightly controlled cold chain that preserves freshness and maximizes the shelf life of Copper Shoals Red Drum®.

Copper Shoals Red Drum packagingThe totes are immediately moved to our refrigerated HACCP compliant packing facility, where Copper Shoals Red Drum® are computer graded according to size. Each fish is packed by hand, soldier style, on flake ice in heavy gauge Copper Shoals brand boxes. Dedicated trucks wait at our refrigerated docks, and less than 12 hours after swimming, Copper Shoals orders are on their way to customers across the USA and Canada.

Form sold:

• Fresh only
• Whole, in the round
• Computer graded in 1/2 lb increments

Available sizes:

• Medium (1-1/2 to 2 lbs)
• Large (2 to 2- 1/2 lbs)
• Jumbo (2-1/2 to 3 lbs)
• X-Jumbo (3+ lbs)
• XX-Jumbo sizes for cost effective multi-portioning and sushi preparation

Approximate yields:

• 40% skin-off, boneless
• 45% skin-on, boneless

We are very proud to add Copper Shoals Red Drum® to our line of premium fresh fish. As growers of Silver Streak Farm-Raised Hybrid Striped Bass®, our aquaculture adventure began nearly 30 years ago. Today, we are the largest producer of striped bass in the world—and still family owned, operated, and growing. We are successful because we believe in what we do. We have a farmer's kinship with the animal and the environment, and we strive for nothing less than perfection in our fish. It is with the same passion and appreciation of quality that we bring you Copper Shoals Red Drum®. Enjoy!

Jim & Vicki Ekstrom

Jim and Vicki Ekstrom
Eksent Aquaculture, LLC




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