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John Desjardins 03-27-2003 03:10 PM

Darned suckers.
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.

removed_by_request 03-28-2003 07:56 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.

cohocola 03-28-2003 10:54 PM

Any fish (be it big or small) at the end of my line is a welcome friend.

BobK 03-29-2003 07:14 AM

That's true....
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.


pmflyfisher 03-30-2003 10:01 AM

It seems I start off every year landing a nice sucker.

PM Out

removed_by_request 03-31-2003 05:08 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.

Lipripper 03-31-2003 11:06 AM

Off species
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.


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