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I got Suckered yesterday.

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Wulp, I know this isn't about walleyes in any shape or fasion. But when the wife got home early from work yesterday afternoon, I had a gut feeling the suckers were really running at Omer with the warmer weather. Wulp, I was right. In an hour and 45 minutes (5:30 to 7:15) I had 13 suckers on. Bad part was I only landed 2. Seems my fused left ankle is not very condusive to getting around very well on un-even inbankments, so I was stumbling around like a monkey doing you know what to a football, every time I'd get the darn things close enough to net. And most (7) of them simply worked their way off the hook. So that would have been 9 suckers I would have landed. The other day I had Reel Fishing do all that dirty net work for me, while I just sat there and reeled in the fish. I've almost finished off all of the 6 suckers I smoked Wednesday already. And they were even better tasting today after setting in the frig all night. I hope the weather holds off and I can get back up for one more trip before they quit running.

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Just getting out and hooking into that many is reward enough. You was just playing catch, NO HOOK, and release.:) I'm glad you were able to make it out.

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Thank's Frank.

I used to love my own willingness over the years to get out and hunt, fish and trap, even if I had to do it alone or with just the dog and me. But it's starting to look like I'll have to be chaperoned when on any rough terra-firma trips from here on out. :no::mad:

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Getting old is hard on these old bodies.

Every joint on my body ached today.

Nice job on the whistle mouth's.

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I have never ate suckers.

How many of you have ate them?

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I have never ate suckers.

How many of you have ate them?

I haven't had any lately, but they are delicious smoked or pickled like herring. :)

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Mike.

These are the first ones I've ate in many years. The many (Y) bones people are always complaining about are mostly in the tail section from the dorsal fin back. The flesh is very tasty, especially smoked by people who know how to smoke fish. I've been doing it for 35 years, starting back when I ran my own catfish line on the Bay and sold the fish at work in the foundry. Them boys would gang up on me in the rest area and whipe me out in 10 minutes. :grin:

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Been a long time since I had smoked suckers but they were always good esp the black ones this time of year in cold water. We caught and released 60 of them last week Thur what a blast gave a few away and threw the rest back. I would have loved to keep the Walleye we released but did not want em bad enough to go to jail for em. Dan as a my grandmother used to say getting old ain't for sissies.

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Dan as a my grandmother used to say getting old ain't for sissies.

Good one. Grandpa used to say. "If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself". :grin:

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Whats specie is this fish called suckers?

I picture googled for suckers with my adult filter turned off, yes you know what i found, but not a single fish.

Please give me a specie name to google for.

/Kjell

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By the way could it be that ugly blood sucking fish ive seen on pictures from the big lakes? sorta parasite, sometimes called eels.

Edit, Lampreys I think the name of these eels was.

/Kjell

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