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Lake: Jackson Lake
Fish: White Sucker

Ok, ID experts.....

Post By: D-Zilla      Posted: 5/14/2016 7:22:39 PM     Points: 2474    
Caught this out of Jackson today, looks like a white sucker to me. Doesn't list it as a species in that lake. Never expected it, and the lady at the marina was shocked as well.

Pretty good size fish too.....
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 5/14/2016 7:32:44 PM     Points: 78183
Long nosed sucker? White sucker? Bait for real fish? I'm stumped. If I caught that thing I'd say I failed lol.
 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: 5/14/2016 7:42:06 PM     Points: 3831
Looks like a small flannel mouth sucker or white sucker to me
 Reply by: BRIANnCOLO      Posted: 5/14/2016 7:45:20 PM     Points: 47
Bugle Mouth Bass
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 5/14/2016 8:31:36 PM     Points: 2618
Trumpet-Nosed Trout!
(I'm not an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn once...)

I'd say a white sucker. 😬

 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: 5/14/2016 9:02:26 PM     Points: 2474
Yeah Kev, I caught bait.....what did you catch today????
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/14/2016 9:37:02 PM     Points: 45076
Regardless...nice sucker. Id say white sucker---or grass carp of course.
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 5/14/2016 9:59:49 PM     Points: 78183
I had to work today so caught nothing so touché zilla, touché. I'll get a chance tomorrow. I've been working 6 days a week 10 hours a day so I haven't been able to get out much lately. I'll buy another rod tomorrow so that will be nice too, overtime is good for something.
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 5/14/2016 10:03:28 PM     Points: 184622
White sucker. Have a look at the last fish survey, [log in for link]
you'll see they showed up, guess we should add them to our species list for Jackson.

 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: 5/14/2016 10:39:08 PM     Points: 2474
Wow, .27% and I caught one......HOLY CRAP I WON THE POWERBALL!!!!

Wonder if it was intentional, or if they washed in during the floods.
 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: 5/14/2016 10:42:32 PM     Points: 2474
You win Kev......I'd love to have some overtime, but hours are slim for us this time of year. Give it a month and I'll be happy again. I don't NEED 60 hours, but 45-50 is nice.

I am struggling to get 40 right now, doing a lot of extra stuff at work. I can't wait for the hours to pick up so I can restock some of my gear, and maybe pick up some new stuff.
 Reply by: wickedfisha      Posted: 5/15/2016 12:54:49 PM     Points: 1486
White sucker
 Reply by: FishSeal      Posted: 5/15/2016 7:49:15 PM     Points: 3316
I'm just jesting, but the white sucker is the one holding the fish... the fish is the Catostomus commersonii, also known as a white sucker.

Both take bait and feed off each other, giving each other some action. :)

I find the suckers to be some of the best fighting fish. You definitely caught a good one there.

White sucker (C. commersonii) and longnose sucker (C. catostomus) are found readily throughout eastern Colorado. White sucker is an invasive on the western slope and causing problems through hybridization with native species of suckers. Longnose sucker is only known to be in the Gunnison river and near the confluence with the Colorado River, but numbers are scarce.

D-zilla, again, good catch. I hope you had fun with it.

 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 5/15/2016 8:11:02 PM     Points: 71190
I think curtis got it right with grass carp!
 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: 5/15/2016 8:13:43 PM     Points: 3831
Hahahahaha!!!!! ".... The white sucker is the one holding the fish..." D-Zilla I don't know you personally, but that made me actually laugh out loud. Thanks for that FS, and it's actually a nice sucker D. Well done
 Reply by: westsloper      Posted: 5/15/2016 8:53:10 PM     Points: 1784
The rare lake run funnel mouth trouser trout...
 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: 5/15/2016 9:01:40 PM     Points: 2474
I get it, I'm white, I'm a sucker......


I thought it was, but the way the lady at the marina reacted I was doubting myself. Like I said, I didn't even know they were in there, until someone pointed out the survey.

It was a good fight, not as good as the carp was, but good. Beat a rainbow that size all day, that's for sure. Since I don't eat fish, it's the fight I'm after!
 Reply by: FishSeal      Posted: 5/16/2016 7:24:29 PM     Points: 3316

Twice, I have been fishing with others and thought we had a great fish on... only to catch the average size sucker. They fight well, and I agree, not as good as carp, but for their size compared to a trout... is really good.

So both stories were while we were ice fishing.
First one, we were at West Lake, Red Feathers. My buddy and I were past our 50 trout count and not even there for 2 hours. Then my buddy dropped his jig past the little trout and had to wait the longest we had to wait that day, maybe 2 minutes... then BAM!! The white sucker took the bait and ran. We were using light ice rods, so his rod was bent over and he's maneuvering around his hole, looking down saying he's got a good one. I'm watching and laughing, having a good time, and as him, "What is it?" He says he thinks he has a brown trout. Then it comes up through the hole and he instantly looks dejected... a white sucker. I said, what's wrong? He said, "It's not a trout. I thought I had the biggest trout on." I replied, "You liked the fight didn't you?" We then had a good chat about what to value when fishing.

Second time, three of us were fishing the Wolford Tournament and we caught three suckers that day. All of them fought so well that we thought we had brown trout. We thought it was awesome and the three suckers provided bait for the next three years.

Sorry about the "sucka" joke D-zilla. It is something we joke about all the time in our field of fisheries. :)
I just couldn't pass it up. I do admire your fishing... way more than mine. I just had my first day of open water this past Friday... and I got skunked, but my son caught a bass out of Waneka (go figure).
Keep those fish pictures coming.

 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: 5/16/2016 7:29:14 PM     Points: 3831
D I'm white as a bleached sheet, and I will spend HOURS out on the lake to catch a skunk, and lose a few rigs in the process... So who is the real white sucker? You caught some awesome fish and had some great fights on the line. All that matters. I meant no disrespect it just made me laugh
 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: 5/16/2016 8:31:42 PM     Points: 2474
Guys, I'm good with it....honest! I got a chuckle out of it! No offense taken I promise!

I get out at least once a week, it's my "me" time. Lately I've been getting out during the week too. I'm still waiting to see what day I'm getting off this week. I'm hoping they'll give me enough notice to actually plan for it. Typically I hit a local lake during the week, then on the weekend I make my plan for a little longer drive. This weekend is looking like Pueblo, next weekend is the lake that has no fish. (yes I've planned that far out.)

I'm a sucker for my "me" time.....The wife not so much, gas is getting a bit pricey!
 Reply by: fishstryker      Posted: 5/17/2016 9:06:59 AM     Points: 0
Definitely a white sucker looks like.
 Reply by: Sir_Castalot      Posted: 5/17/2016 10:40:14 AM     Points: 321
Cool fish though
 Reply by: FishSeal      Posted: 5/17/2016 7:36:44 PM     Points: 3316

That's awesome.
I like reading your "exploits" as you visit them. I'll be watching for your pueblo and "lake of no fish" posts.

 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: 5/17/2016 8:36:42 PM     Points: 2474
Always share, in case others are unable to get out! Always update conditions as best I can too.

I'm no pro like some of you are, but I try really hard.....


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