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.
D-zilla, 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.
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
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.
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
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!