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Lake: Chatfield Reservoir
Fish: White Sucker


Post By: Fishboi3921      Posted: 3/25/2021 9:55:24 AM     Points: 105    
Have the suckers started to do their “thang” in the river above chatty yet?
 Reply by: Kithme      Posted: 3/25/2021 5:22:43 PM     Points: 813
I stopped by looking for them today. Didn’t see any. It should happen soon.

 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 4/1/2021 12:03:13 PM     Points: 1709
I just referenced to one of my videos from last year near there. It was April 6th when we caught two 4lb suckers. My friends actually hit a swimbait and got caught and i caught my on a rebel trackdown brown trout jerkbait.

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 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: 4/1/2021 6:23:38 PM     Points: 44
I also had a few by this time last year and so far none. Later ice may have slowed things down a bit for them. Just a guess.
 Reply by: kiva      Posted: 4/2/2021 7:43:06 AM     Points: 233
Is this the time of year you all stock up on your sucker meat?
 Reply by: Doc      Posted: 4/3/2021 11:20:26 AM     Points: 481
is it legal to fish for them?..I'd like to stock up but just want to be sure...what's the best way to target them?...lure?...bait?
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: 4/3/2021 2:37:21 PM     Points: 44
Worm on a jig head slow across the bottom usually gets it done. Or just a Carolina rig with a worm. During spawn the river is best and post spawn the south half the lake on the flats seem to be the best spots. My buddy Kent caught this one may 6 last year.
 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: 4/3/2021 5:49:37 PM     Points: 2474
Suckers can give you a good tug for sure. I caught more than a few up at Granby a few years ago in A bay where the river comes in. Early open water. I've never caught one out of Chatty though....might be a hoot.

I know it should be "soon" but the weather lately has a lot of things on odd timers too.
 Reply by: SurfaceIron      Posted: 4/4/2021 11:28:08 AM     Points: 428
We looked up an old picture on my girlfriend's phone from a hike along the river flowing into Chatfield on April 12th, 2018 adjacent to the ponds. The picture doesn't show the fish well, so I'm not posting it, but that was a date for reference. Hundreds were spawning in 4" to 12" of water. I don't know if they would feed under those circumstances, but they were there.
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