I saw some greater redhorse (the biggest kind of sucker in Wisconsin) in the Milwaukee River last weekend. I bet they're still in there. I caught some whites and some golden ones in Grafton. (and a few smallmouth bass, too)
Thanks! I will pickle most of them, but I did save 2 for a friend of mine who wants them smoked. I grew up eating them fried, and a lot of my family still loves them that way, but in my old age I get sick of dealing with bones. There are plenty of other fish I would rather eat fried.
Nice video. What do you do with your suckers? Smoke or pickle or other?
They are still around in central Wisconsin. This was a week ago and the females still had eggs.
Ditto from last time out got 8 reds and a big white. Bite slowed with a small hatch starting Namekagon river near Earl, 9-11 am. Whites running in the creek near the house, wouldnt take baits so I dip netted 11 whites in the afternoon sawyer county
The boy and I got into some redhorse last Tuesday. We got skunked on Friday morning. I'm thinking the colder weather had the fish less interested in feeding. Hopefully I shoot a turkey Wednesday morning and am able to get back out fishing on Thursday!
The boy and I got out the other day and caught a few. I think it's just starting here in central Wisconsin.
51° - 55° F
Spent about 5 hours today fishing from shore at Machickadee Flowage in Oconto County. The suckers were virtually jumping out of the water all over the water. We caught about 15 suckers, 4-8lbs each, but just catch-n-release them.