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Wyoming Fish Species

Arctic Grayling
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Bonneville Cutthroat Trout
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Burbot (Ling)
Channel Catfish
Colorado River Cutthroat
Common Carp
Creek Chub
Cutbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Flathead Chub
Freshwater Drum
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Golden Trout
Grass Carp
Green Sunfish
Lake Chub
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Longnose Sucker
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pike
Rainbow Trout
River Carpsucker
Rock Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Snake River Cutthroat
Tiger Muskie
Tiger Trout
White Crappie
White Sucker
Yellow Perch
Yellowstone Cutthroat

White Sucker
The white sucker is probably the most common and widely distributed sucker. Its natural range is from northern Canada to Florida, throughout the uplands of eastern North America, and west to the Rockies. While not considered a highly desirable fish, it is a large enough fish to be sought by anglers, often for cut bait.  They are potentially an underutilized sport fish, as their flesh has a fine, sweet flavor and it is sometimes sold as “freshwater mullet.”
White suckers are cylindrically shaped.  The back and head are an olive-brown color transitioning to a light yellowish hue on the sides and a whitish belly.  The lower lip is split into two parts and wider than high. The rounded snout does not extend beyond the fleshy upper lip.    Maximum length is about 24 inches and five pounds.    
The preferred habitat of white suckers is cool, clear rivers, streams and lakes. However they are tolerant low oxygen and silted waters. Suckers generally feed on the bottom, dining on aquatic plants, algae, and small invertebrates. White suckers are schooling fish and are moderately active in the daytime, but do most of their feeding at sunrise and sunset.
In spring, when water temperatures reach about 50 degrees, white suckers make their spawning runs, or migrations. White suckers lay their eggs on gravel beds in lake and river shallows, generally after dark.  Neither parent cares for the eggs or young. Sexual maturity arrives at three to eight years. Life expectancy appears to be about 15 years.
Most Recent White Sucker Forum Posts
White sucker removel 06.17.15 by culinarypunk
White Sucker Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
Blog: Fresh Water Drum 07.27.15 by David Coulson
Blog: Fifteen, But Who’s Counting? – Oh, I Am! 10.17.14 by David Coulson
Blog: Ill-mannered Angler 03.11.13 by Brice Boling
Blog: Boomerang Tool Co. Grip 11.07.12 by Joshua Christensen
Article: The Trip of a Life Time 05.21.12 by David Coulson
Blog: 4 Apps Every Angler With A Smartphone Should Use 02.09.12 by Joshua Christensen
Blog: Clouser Pattern Detailed - New Article 12.16.11 by Matt Snider
Blog: Become a pro 09.30.11 by Joshua Christensen
Recent Wyoming White Sucker Photos by Fish Explorer Members
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