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stick500ParticipantMay 11, 2018 at 2:48 pmPost count: 457
if IA Sportsman wants to keep this forum busy, they should pop an e-mail to all the registered users that they are back up and running
I only found out by checking a couple times a week for the last month and half
glad to see it back, though!!stick500ParticipantMay 11, 2018 at 1:17 pmPost count: 457stick500ParticipantMay 11, 2018 at 1:15 pmPost count: 457stick500ParticipantMay 11, 2018 at 12:03 pmPost count: 457
well, since the forums have been shut down, the suckers have come in hard and heavy in DBQ area
I even see people keeping them for pickling, but one group took a bucketful for their garden
I kindly chided them as that is kind of a waste of good breeding fish, whose fry feed the smallies all summer
they replied that they thought suckers were “overpopulated” and I said that a good sucker run is sign of a healthy stream and that suckers are native and are supposed to be here in big numbers during the spring
I think my message got through as they started releasing them 🙂stick500ParticipantMay 11, 2018 at 11:52 amPost count: 457stick500ParticipantMarch 15, 2018 at 4:53 pmPost count: 457
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!stick500ParticipantMarch 14, 2018 at 2:52 pmPost count: 457stick500ParticipantMarch 13, 2018 at 8:39 pmPost count: 457stick500ParticipantMarch 13, 2018 at 8:36 pmPost count: 457stick500ParticipantMarch 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 therestick500ParticipantMarch 5, 2018 at 7:23 pmPost count: 457
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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!stick500ParticipantMarch 5, 2018 at 6:37 pmPost count: 457stick500ParticipantMarch 5, 2018 at 6:33 pmPost count: 457stick500ParticipantMarch 5, 2018 at 6:31 pmPost count: 457
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?stick500ParticipantMarch 1, 2018 at 8:10 pmPost count: 457
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[ 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