• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Recommended Posts

MNBIGBEAR

Just wondering if the suckers have started running anywhere yet. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bmc

Mud/Goose dam, southwest of Deer River. Take Hwy 2 west of Deer River about 4 miles then right on County Road 18. Go about 2-3 miles and cross the bridge, continuing on 18, then take the 1st black top on the right, it goes along the river and will bring you to the dam. Suckers have been in there for a week, it's also a good bull head spot. Otherwise, Hwy 2 bridge east of Grand Rapids is always good.

bmc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
snowfighter

I don't think you can spear or net suckers until May 1st unless I miss something new in the fishing laws.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jigglestick

no, but you most certainly can catch then on hook and line. small tributaries to the main rivers that heat up easily with sun and rain form warm water areas tha can harbor alot of fish just downstream of where they dump into the rivers. other natural barriers such as rapids, the insides of points can slow them down just enough for them to take a look at a tastey night crawler that may be dangling on your hook! smile.gif

------------------
an "all chapters, charter member" jigglestick I.B.O.T.#5 have you clamped today???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bassman222

Is there any other places where one might have a chance at catching suckers?

Thanks

Bassman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mwktrapper

Like BMC said, the Prairie River under Highway 2 is pretty good. Another pretty good spot is on the Mississippi in town. I usually walk down from the library there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mnwild14

Anyone know of spots around Nashwauk/Pengilly area. I thought they ran out of swan. But I have never been able to see them or know where to catch them. Any thoughts

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Esoxmn

One spot is the twin briges where the river comes in and out of crooked lake, also there is a small creek on the east side of swan they usually run later there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dafishinman

esxomn, i was just wonderin but u meant the Crooked lake just N of Nashwauk right?? If it is then i know where the twin bridges are....i just never knew there were suckers running in there.
I have little idea for suckers...in Keewatin theres a little creek its called Welcome Creek otherwise known as sh*& creek. It has suckers in it...used to spear many many at a time...but they run from mine water so gotta becareful when eating them...hope this helps!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dafishinman

mnwild....i have heard they run in Hay creek and O'brien creek at Swan Lake. Ive never fished for them there but I have heard reports from there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mnwild14

Someone had posted above about not being able to spear until May 1, is that true? I thought you could spear them now. I will go look on the DNR Site as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bmc

Spring spearing for suckers is always May 1st, has been ever since I can remember. I would think this spring's sucker spearing will be real good, as they're just starting to run now.

Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Esoxmn

dafishinman
Yes that is the Crooked lake. I have heard there are people fishing there,but dont know how there doing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MNBIGBEAR

I was at the twin bridges a few evenings ago. I wasnt able to get a spot on the bridge and watched the guys on the bridge pull in about a dozen or so. Most of the fish they caught were about an hour before dark or so. I tried farther down the river and had a few light bites but didnt hook anything.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Esoxmn

i fished Hay creek on sat, only got two. There were quite a few pike in there so it should'nt be long.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rockhardinmn

You guys from the Nash area should know of the railroad grade area south of town. there is some creeks along there that you can get suckers out of .there is a number of spots along the dike area also that are good.

On Crooked,, If the bridge was crowded i have tried right on the point between the 2 rivers and done well also

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bmc

Mud/Goose was loaded w/ them today. I've never, ever seen suckers like that. A snagger's dream! grin.gif It looked like you could walk across the river on their backs. I heard the CO's were handing out "gift certificates" to the snagger's so, save yourself some $ and do it the legal way.

Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bassman222

BMC:

Have you had any luck catching them at Mud/Goose? I have been there a couple times this year and cannot get a bite out of them. Tried on the dam(with my crawler hanging right in their faces), and along the shoreline on both sides of the dam-nothing.

Going to try some holes on the Miss today after class.

Bassman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bmc

They're still pounding them at Mud/Goose. A buddy of mine was there yesterday and he said the "legal" fisherman were catching them darn near one after the other. The snagger's were also having a field day. The CO's have been there tagging the snaggers, so do it the legal way.

Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bmc

Was at Mud/Goose yesterday and there was quite a few people. I was watching a guy catch sucker after sucker with a lead head jig and bright colored mister twister body. All caught legally in the mouth. I tried the old lindy rig and crawler and caught about 20-30 4-6" bull heads....perfect cat bait size, if I lived in an area with big cats. I talked to a couple old timers that were fishing perch and it's been real slow this spring down there for 'em....they said the water is too low? I'm not sure, but I think that may just be an excuse? LOL Lots of snake northerns in there too.

Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bassman222

BMC thanks for the sucker reports.

Bassman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jonny_redhorse

hey all!....i've been getting tons of suckers at the dam on the st'louis river in forbes(new taconite plant laywu steel formaly eveleth tac).just got back a little while ago...caught about 25 or so....kept 6 big red horse about 2-3 pounds a piece..also caught some common silver suckers...caught em all on a 1/8 ounce yellow and orange jig baited with a crawler with a 1/2 ounce lead further up the line..lost a few also.....great fun to feel those fish fighting....lol!...ground em up and made fish patties out of em....pretty tasty with lettuce- tomato- mayo -and dill pickles on a bun...i took some pics of em on the rocks but not real sure how to display em on this site.......thanks....jonny

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jonny_redhorse

here's the pics of the red horse suckers........trying a pic ......jonny redhorse


2004_0430suckers0003copy.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • machinist24
      Tried my luck on Lory lake for some pan fish. trying to catch a meal. didn’t find any sunfish over 7” and a few 9” crappies. Not what I was expecting hoping for a little better. Might have to try a littler bigger lake for some better results.
    • TomWehler
      Mmmmmmm~~~~ here's one for ya! For years we have been trying to get our fave Mayfly Rafts & Spikes into a booth at The State Fair. Rafts = ~~~  Honey Waffle coated with Dark Chocolate Glaze n Peanut Butter then sprinkled with Frozen Real Maple Syrup dipped Mayflys.  To die for. Spikes  =  ~~~ Deep Fried Triple Thick Cut of F&D Smoked Bacon dipped into Smoked flavored Pancake Batter an dipped in Maple Syrup then rolled in pile of frozen Hickory smoked MayFlys. Both Killer Pak~ons seved on a stick or in a Deep Fried Walleye Belly Fillet. Power good experience that takes you places you never been before'!! : )   Keep on rocken!   T      
    • delcecchi
      I bet one of those little cans of cat food would work too.  
    • Gone Out Fishin
      @cherokee muskie-mike is spot on the dog food... When I use to camp at hoodoo point campgrounds I tend to use nightcrawlers if I have any to spare (in a minnow trap). Caught too many rusties while fishing.
    • cherokee
    • muskie-mike
      Fish guts or dog food...  
    • Troy Smutka
      6/22/18     West Metro Water temp is in the 70's and sunfish are up on the beds. Look for harder bottom areas inside of or adjacent to softer bottom with weeds. The smaller females will be staging over the weeds--you may see them boiling--and the big bulls will be guarding the nests (beds) on the firmer bottom. Got my son and Dad out to catch a bunch this morning.  Ultralight 7' spinning rods/reels with four pound test Berkley Nanofil works great to cast to these bedding fish from a distance and get a good hook set. We use a 1/16 ounce VMC Mooneye Jig tipped with a 1" to 1.5" soft plastic (minnow, grub, tube, etc.) under a slip float to adjust for beds at different depths. Usually you will be targeting 2-8 feet of water, depending on water clarity. Take care not to keep everything you catch. It is fine to keep a fresh meal once in a while--sunfish is awfully tasty--but put plenty of fish, including the biggest bulls, back. Needed to keep the natural cycle of reproduction going. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
    • LoonASea
      Fished the lake this morning ,,, water temps were 72-74 and the flys were hatching ,,, unhooking the walleyes they were coughing up fly larvae,,, Need to power wash the boat now ,,, No keepers today but lots of overs and 2 unders mixed in with some pike and sunnies on flicker minnows ,,, Go figure  
    • hayseed
      Thanks everyone for the feedback. I was beginning to think I lost my touch. Took a beating this winter, but hopefully it will come back again. Also would like to see some more restrictions on the crappies. Time to start checking the deeper weed beds I guess. I know the water temps have been fluctuating a lot this spring and maybe they skipped the spawn. 
    • Borch
      Crappies have been hard for me to pin down on other waters as well.  Seems they are not were they usually are and I wonder if the weird winter to summer transition is to blame.  Time to start looking in other parts of the water column.