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Fish: White Sucker

White sucker?

Post By: Mike V.      Posted: 3/11/2016 9:49:17 AM     Points: 487    
These fish have always fascinated me and now I want to pursue in landing one. There's only one thing, where do I start?
 Reply by: Dakota Dude      Posted: 3/11/2016 9:56:11 AM     Points: 2571
worm on the bottom at inlets. Snake river inlet of Dillon is loaded with them. Same with any inlet at Granby when the water is flowing.
 Reply by: shiverfix      Posted: 3/11/2016 10:06:20 AM     Points: 3900
The inlet at Slough pond in Golden Gate is loaded with them. The inlet is very shallow, and I had good success hanging a worm from a bobber so it was just touching the bottom and slowly dragging it across the bottom. You could watch the suckers chase the worm. Right at ice off they will be very active.
 Reply by: Pathway      Posted: 3/11/2016 11:39:14 AM     Points: 542
Can them then make fish cakes out of the canned meat. Yum.
 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: 3/11/2016 5:07:20 PM     Points: 1834
I hear people say that Slough pond is loaded with suckers but I was there last weekend and we marked only a few fish - guessing most of them were trout, since this is all we caught (save one little sucker). If they are there... they are hiding well.... and I did fish that inlet - it had open water but not a single bite. All fish caught under thick ice cap.
 Reply by: shiverfix      Posted: 3/11/2016 5:11:01 PM     Points: 3900
I tried last year I think to ice fish for suckers and couldn't get anything. They might stay in shallower water which makes it difficult to get to them ice fishing, not sure. But that one day it was like watching fish in a tank as they chased the worm down.
 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: 3/11/2016 7:54:36 PM     Points: 1834
Hmmm.... ok - will have to try it again in late May.
 Reply by: nodak kid      Posted: 3/11/2016 8:31:07 PM     Points: 163
Tiny hooks and small worms. They make great bait.
 Reply by: brookieflyfisher      Posted: 3/12/2016 11:32:15 AM     Points: 6196
The Chatfield sucker run happens in April and May, that's a good time to go after suckers. They spawn after the trout in the same areas, so look for fish on gravel riffles. Bounce a sparkly egg fly in their face and you'll catch fish.
 Reply by: Kithme      Posted: 4/19/2016 10:06:39 PM     Points: 749
Has the chatfield run occurred yet? On a separate post, others indicated that it has.
 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: 4/19/2016 10:44:42 PM     Points: 3831
Colorado, and S Platte river have lots too. Try near Chatfield res and near the old South Platte Hotel. Those are areas you can still use bait. Sometimes a brown San Juan worm will get you a few too.
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