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stick500
 March 20 2017 01:42PM (Read 1133 times)  
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I know this question gets asked just about every year, so here we go.

Any reports of sucker bites would be greatly appreciated. Not looking for any personal honey holes, just some general tips on where and when the mighty suckers start hammering worms.

I love C&Ring a hot sucker bite, as well as keeping a couple chunkers for spring cat fishing. Caught some of my biggest cats on suckers.

I know some of you guys like pickling them, too.

Thanks in advance for any info! Spring is here today!!!


 
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 March 20 2017 01:49PM  
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I would break out the night crawlers right now. I am guessing any creek mouth would be dynamite. I have one creek mouth that I can hit in the spring and hammer them. Half a worm on an 12-18" leader with enough weight to stay in the eddy, probably 1/4 oz.


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 March 20 2017 02:11PM  
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I've heard of pickling, but you think a guy could smoke some?


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 March 21 2017 08:52AM  
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I've been catching a few (3 different species) in creek mouths for over a month. Haven't hit a real "hot bite"..


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 March 21 2017 09:50AM  
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caught half a dozen over here in the miss river yesterday. all about 16-20". beautiful fish and fight really well. was after walleye but had fun still.


 
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 March 21 2017 01:30PM  
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Quote by: mskursh

caught half a dozen over here in the miss river yesterday. all about 16-20". beautiful fish and fight really well. was after walleye but had fun still.



worms on a jig?

or minnows?

Sounds like I have to get out to the dam in Dubuque (O'Learys Lake) quick!


 
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 March 22 2017 08:42AM  
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hitting orange twister tails and believe it or not rat l traps.


 
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 March 22 2017 10:21AM  
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aggressive suckers!! Eek!


 
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