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How many sucker minnows in a gallon?

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Question - heading up north this weekend and am planning on fishing with small suckers (around 4") Was wondering how many dozen that would be if I bought a gallon?

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Light Pike are about 56 dozen in a gallon.

Heavy Pike are about 34 dozen in a gallon.

Does that help at all?

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I believe woodlands numbers are a bit high. There should be around 26 dozen in the 4 inch range.

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Either way. WOW!!!! I wish I was on a bite that I needed a gallon of Suckers.

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You could alway fry the suckers! grin.gifgrin.gif

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Depends on how fine they are ground.

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three

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I was guessing somewhere around 25 dozen as well. I've called around to a bunch of bait stores from here to Ely and asked approximately how many 4" small suckers to a gallon. Have received answers ranging between 12 and 85 dozen so I thought I'd post it on here for clarification.

We have four guys going up for four days - at 12 dozen that would only be 3 dozen minnows each total for the whole trip, on the other end 85 dozen would be over 20 dozen each, obviously too much.

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Just fish plastics and don't worry about it. Each plastic minnow will catch multiple fish.

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