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Lake: Bonham Reservoir

Suckers in Bonham

Post By: Wishful Fisher      Posted: 6/21/2014 6:42:42 PM     Points: 290    
Does Bonham reservoir have a lot of suckers? I have heard that trout fishing isn't that good because of them.
 Reply by: Pathway      Posted: 6/21/2014 9:07:58 PM     Points: 542
There are some large browns hanging out in Bonham.
 Reply by: Pathway      Posted: 6/21/2014 9:31:15 PM     Points: 542
I would look at throwing jerk baits in hot pink or chartreuse. Greyling should be stack up at the inlet.
 Reply by: Wishful Fisher      Posted: 6/21/2014 9:52:13 PM     Points: 290
Don't worry, I'll be after the grayling and trout too, but I use suckers for bait, and was wondering if there is a lot in there.
 Reply by: Pathway      Posted: 6/22/2014 11:27:12 AM     Points: 542
There are plenty of suckers. Look at Eggelston and Island as well. Make sure they are white suckers [log in for link]
as they are non native and other suckers are protected. White have larger scales. The other sucker that might be present is the longnose [log in for link]
Upon further reading it appears to be non native as well and they crossbreed with white suckers, so you should be safe harvesting any sucker you find.
 Reply by: Wishful Fisher      Posted: 6/22/2014 11:34:14 AM     Points: 290
Ok, thanks for letting me know. Hopefully I can make it up tomorrow, and may bounce around to a few lakes, so I'll let you know what happens when I can get up there.
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