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Anyone Else Chasing Suckers?

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Anyone else chasing them? Finally been picking up a few in some rivers/streams, still waiting in others. Also, anyone know what the other thing is? Mud puppy? We got it out of the Snake just weren't quite sure what it is. By the way, whoever's leaving dead suckers lay on the bank by twin bridges, STOP. Its digusting and pointless, not to mention ILLEGAL. Thats the exact reason TIP and the local CO are in my phone.

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Bandersnatch

HipHop;

That "other" looks like a juvenile Snakehead! Hope not!

Snakeheads are (were) a popular aquarium fish back a few years ago. They are WAY aggressive and are NOT to be returned to waters. Do a Google on Snakehead to see some pictures and read up on how they can destroy a watershed!

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Scott M

Nah guys. That's a burbot. Keep that thing for next year's eelpout festival. J/K. Snakehead cannot survive in water temperatures below about 50 degrees and I'm guessing you're pulling those guys out of water in the low 40's. If you catch another, take a picture of the one barbel below the chin to verify. Those redhorses (Sucker family) are really cool. What you catchin' em on?

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Ray Esboldt

Yep, looks like a pout to me. That came out of the Snake? What's it doing in there?

I can see those suckers hanging in a smoking barrel right now. Who the heck would want to throw them on the bank? Let them go, or smoke 'em up.

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We're catching the suckers on a plain hook with a crawler and enough weight to keep you on the bottom. There definitly a good time and a fun fight. Had plenty of them snapping lines on us today. Even managed one little (12/13 inch est.) walleye, released of course. Hungry little bugger grabbed my worm on the way in, a pleasant surprise at any rate. The suckers are starting to pick up in the area. The other thing (pout?) took the place of the suckers as soon as it got dark down by twin bridges off of CR 11. We got three of them back to back (all the same size) and called it a day. I'm with you on putting them in a smoker or releasing them. I hate seeing them on the banks, nothing but a waste.

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Ray Esboldt

Did you catch more than one of those "things"? Maybe they're small dogfish. If you catch another, snap some more pics.

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We didn't stick around yesterday long enough to find out, we ran out of crawlers and plastic ones were'nt getting the job done. I'm hoping to get out for awhile yet today, have to play it by the rain. If we catch anymore I'll snap some more pics at different angles.

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bassmaster87

That looks like fun, especially on light gear. im also looking for some small streams to do some catfishin on light gear on too. If you know any good streams like this let me know.

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It's definitly a fun time, I'm heading out in a few minutes here to find some more since the boats still not ready to hit the water (shakes leg impatiently). Looks like I'll have to look into waitin' on Knife until Monday, I can't stand the inconsiderate weekend crowd out there.

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