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Lake: Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Only one small sucker

Post By: FishingJunkie      Posted: 3/5/2016 4:50:21 PM     Points: 1816    
Fished from 9am 'till about noon. Caught about 8 small trout (accidentally) while fishing with worms on the bottom for suckers.

Only one small sucker caught - where are they all?! Though that place was full of them....

Anybody catching any suckers near the inlet in Chatfield?!

We saw a couple of "Super Cars" pull into the lot and change drivers - one was a black Porsche and the other was Lamborghini Superleggera - burnt orange, hot. Like this one: [log in for link]
 Reply by: Billybob      Posted: 3/6/2016 10:50:36 AM     Points: 1785    
The rangers always tell me golden gate is over run with suckers, but I've only ever caught 3 or 4 tiny little guys in about 5 trips up there. I caught a 16 incher out of the pond south of chatfield near the inlet a while back. Outside of those times, I've never had much luck catching suckers. I don't really baitfish too often either though so that may explain it.
 Reply by: fishMA      Posted: 3/6/2016 11:18:25 AM     Points: 215    
Is it frozen or open water in golden gate now
 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: 3/6/2016 1:55:40 PM     Points: 1816    
Sorry, forgot to add that into the post (though I did put it on the conditions report page). Yes, Slough Pond is partially frozen with generally safe ice. The inlet part has open water, that looked promising but didn't produce anything at all. The ice was anywhere from 8inches to 14 inches in the middle.

Yeah, we took long rods there thinking we'd be shore fishing open water... ha! Good thing I took my ice sled with me just in case.

When I lived in MI in mid 80s you nearly had to hide behind the tree to bait your hook there were so many suckers - you would get annoyed by them when fishing in the spring for walleyes and other species.