03-27-2003, 04:10 PM
While we may not like to catch them I'm always glad to see suckers. I've found that they are a sign of a healthy eco system. And Hal a 4 pounder is a good sized one.
Whoops this one was for Hal's the streak continues thread.
03-28-2003, 08:56 AM
The Betsie River(northern Michigan) gets a run of huge suckers this time of year. They get so many you have a hard time getting to the Steelhead.
Bad thing about them is that they spew all over you while you are tring to unleash them. Nasty foul stuff.
03-28-2003, 11:54 PM
Any fish (be it big or small) at the end of my line is a welcome friend.
Some of the bigger ones (5 or 6 lbs..???) even managed to pull out some line when I first hooked 'em - and they DID put up a respectable struggle. And they did hit flies. I have to grudgingly admit it was fun, and the first action after the Long Cold Winter!
Only complaint was that I didn't get long enough drifts to get into the chrome.
03-30-2003, 11:01 AM
It seems I start off every year landing a nice sucker.
03-31-2003, 06:08 AM
Only river I ever hit that really had a ton of them was the Betsie.
Never had that problem on the Man, Mo' or PM.
03-31-2003, 12:06 PM
The Mo gets a good amount of suckers too. The biggest problem on the Mo right now is the Walleyes. We blanked on Sat for Steel but managed 3-4 wall hanger sized walleye. The biggest went 12-13 lbs. Season is closed but, man......little bit of oil and some bread crumbs.....Mmmmmm shore lunch.