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Sucker run?

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are the suckers running anywhere in the area yet?

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I checked some creeks that run into the St.Louis the other day and didnt see any yet. It should start any time now that we got some rain and warm temps.

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Like my Grandpa used to always say, The suckers run when the buds on the trees are the size of a mouses ear!!!!! I need to find a mouse and will get back to you on this one.

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The suckers should be running any day now. The buds are the size of a small mouse ear but not quite the size of an average mouse ear. Sucker sale at the pike river hatchery.

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The run seems to coincided with the two weeks before the Mn fishing opener. When I was younger, and if we were not catching any walleyes, which, by the way, is a rarity for me, we would go to the inlet or outlet at Pike Lake or the White Pine River and spear a few

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As of last saturday they were starting to run up the midway river so im thinking after the rain and warm temps it should be in full swing next weekend.

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where is the midway river?

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I checked Miller Creek at the bottom of 24th Ave. West (Duluth)and nothing there. Miller has a big sucker run usually the first week in May.

Midway River runs midway between Duluth & Cloquet and flows into the St. Louis River near Jay Cooke Park. You can access at several bridges in the Esko area.

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Ive never seen any around the bridges in esko. There is a big falls that they cant get over called sucker falls and there is a nice trail in esko to get to sucker falls. Its long trail but worth the hike when the suckers are there. Theres also some nice brook trout down there.

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I drove down to the St.Croux river on hiway 70 by Pine city and got all I needed in one afternoon! What a blast!! smile.gifsmile.gif

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They just started to run on the iron range if anyone is wondering.

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Find a creek running into the St. Louis and you will have a ball with the suckers.

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You got that right... the crick near my house has produced mass numbers of suckers and eventually hits the st louis.. It's a very clear water creek and i used to see real nice walts and northerns in it when i was younger... I am out at school but bet a 100 bucks there are suckers all over it right now

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