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    in reply to: Fish ID? #1555218

    yeh, I will second on it that it is a River Carpsucker.

    a member of the sucker family, but not the carp family

    of course, a native species

    I’ve snagged them, too, and speared a few as well.

    seems like they are mostly filter feeders, sucking up muck from the bottom

    might make good cat bait for later in the day!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_carpsucker

    http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Iowa-Fish-Species/Fish-Details/SpeciesCode/RVC

    stick500stick500
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    let’s stick to real suckers

    has anyone caught any yet, or even tried any bottom fishing after ice out?

    stick500stick500
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    I’m hoping whatever changes are made will make us easier to find to get some more action in the fishing forums.

    Thanks for the work you guys do to make this happen.

    stick500stick500
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    I like my compound because I can draw on a fish that doesn’t see me and take my sweet time for just the right shot.

    I haven’t shot a recurve since I was a kid, so I can’t really say how much I would or wouldn’t like that for bowfishing.

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    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;

    https://iowasportsman.com/forum/forum/viewtopic.php?forum=1&showtopic=997991&highlight=suckers

    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 there

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    Quote by: maxx

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    with stuff like this you should start a new thread so some of us aren’t reading a bunch of two-year old news before we realize it

    BTW, it’s free to start a new thread 🙂

    Umm looks like it is getting enough traction I don’t see the need to start a new thread just to start a new thread.

    If you want to feel free. Been on the site a long time I think I know how it works.

    you start a new thread so most of us don’t waste time reading 2-year old news before we notice the date!

    you don’t get my point??

    I usually start a Spring Sucker Run thread every year- a new one- why confuse people with old posts?

    again, it’s free!

    stick500stick500
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    with stuff like this you should start a new thread so some of us aren’t reading a bunch of two-year old news before we realize it

    BTW, it’s free to start a new thread 🙂

    stick500stick500
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    in reply to: Near Dubuque #1555649

    I’ll be looking for it!

    One of your shots?

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    It’s been at every Winter Olympics since 1960 in Squaw Valley and has of course expanded with more events. Prior to 1960 they had some competitions for something similar called Military Patrol that was held at four Winter Olympic Games: 1924, 1928, 1936, and 1948. Medals were awarded for military patrol in 1924, but it was a demonstration event for the other three Games.

    I always wonder if any of the competitors ever take it to the next level and go elk or deer hunting in remote areas on their skis?

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    Quote by: jnrbronc

    [ I’m of the opinion that bowhunters can step up and get the same job done, cheaper.

    Cheaper? The state would be making money from license fees! 🙂

    they are going ahead with an urban bow hunt in Galena, IL just across the river- they have a real problem with way too many tame ones there

    my mom wanted to know if I could get one with my bow (it’s a full-on bowfishing setup that isn’t even close to being prepped for popping a deer!)

    would love to stalk around suburbia though- however, wouldn’t want to explain what happened to a homeowner if my wounded deer crashed through his picture window

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    In case many of you guys haven’t noticed yet, from Day One Trump has been making all sorts of suggestions that are illegal, unconstitutional, or completely unethical.

    Then the next day he’ll state the complete opposite of what he said the day before, all the while denying he never said what he did in the first place.

    Nothing new to see here!

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    Quote by: jnrbronc

    This year, there was movement in the Iowa Legislature to allow bow hunting of catfish. In light of that, I don’t think that the current mood would be to protect carp.

    where, when and how would anyone even get a decent shot at a nice cat in Iowa?

    perhaps at night with a lit-up boat?

    also, another invasive that we all seem to love (but has done lots of damage to forest floors) is the common nightcrawler!

    I just found that out a few years ago- they came from Europe

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    Quote by: TheMini

    Mayberry would never approve 🙂

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xwJe11DzKA&ibss=1

    that’s a good one!

    there’s a color Andy Griffith where Howard Sprague catches a famous big carp (Old Sam) that was actually kinda puny

    They put it in a big aquarium in Raleigh or somewhere and everyone felt sorry for it and they let it go back in the pond so he could be pursued again

    you can see Old Sam just past the 12:00 mark

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rQTRUihs1c

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    in reply to: Dick’s #1555934

    from my house I can almost see our Dick’s Sporting Goods

    if I look the other way, I can almost see the school where my 12 and 14 year-old daughters go

    kinda glad they aren’t selling ARs there

    JMHO

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    Quote by: Mr.Seaguar

    That’s not true, I’ve seen thousands of Carps throwed back with an arrow hole in them.

    Yeh, one can do that here in IA, but it’s illegal in MN and WI to throw back a shot carp.

    Some of the poor SOBs survive if they don’t get hit in the vitals and it stops bleeding.

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