Dr RuffParticipantMarch 11, 2018 at 11:48 pmPost count: 172
When should I anticipate the sucker run?
the boy saw a youtube video on spring suckers so now we have to scratch that itch. i never have been after suckers in the spring. when?Mr.SeaguarParticipantMarch 12, 2018 at 1:54 amPost count: 1364
I have no idea, but I bet some fisheries guys would love to help you out with this. The few times I have asked them questions they were pumped to have someone interested.JPennyParticipantMarch 12, 2018 at 11:38 amPost count: 198
Not all species of suckers spawn at the same time but white suckers, which are very common in the North country, spawn when water temps reach around 50 degrees.stick500ParticipantMarch 12, 2018 at 5:45 pmPost count: 457
ya beat me to the annual Sucker Run thread!
I started the same question last year about this time and got some pretty good replies;
I’m pretty sure we had some warmer weather in beginning of March last year compared to this year
Some species might spawn in 50 degree water, but it seems we start catching them well before the water hits those temps
hopefully we’ll hear some reports from our fellow IA Sportsman here
yeah, the DNR guys do get a kick out of hearing about guys going specifically after rough fish- the DNR guy from around Maquoketa (Scott is his first name?) gave me some tips on the sucker streams around therekenhumpParticipantMarch 12, 2018 at 7:57 pmPost count: 12769
We had a family homestead in South Dakota that had a creek that drain into the Big Sioux. Late March was usually prime. Had a great uncle that still used his smokehouse. Gill and gut brine over nite, wash then into smoker.rericssonParticipantMarch 13, 2018 at 6:49 pmPost count: 1002
Was going to be a smart ass and say as soon as nancy pelosi and schumer head out of office, but I guess those are different suckers. he heHugeRodParticipantMarch 13, 2018 at 11:59 pmPost count: 213
Would have to agree on your political views. 😆stick500ParticipantMarch 14, 2018 at 2:52 pmPost count: 457
let’s stick to real suckers
has anyone caught any yet, or even tried any bottom fishing after ice out?CRIA1576ParticipantMarch 14, 2018 at 3:40 pmPost count: 571
We used to catch some nice red horse suckers out of the cedar above the Waverly dam when I was in college in the late 90s. These were incidental to ice-out catfish. I always thought they were a a beautiful fish with their shiny, golden, scales, red highlights, and forked tails. We never ate them, but they made excellent cut bait for cats. Their fine scales made them much easier to handle than carp. We always had to scale and fillet the carp for cut bait, and it seemed the suckers would outfish the carp 2:1 at least.Brad PhillipsParticipantMarch 15, 2018 at 12:30 amPost count: 3188
Most banks were still frozen at the beginning of the week. As the ground thaws, things will pick up fast.
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