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A Sucker Myth Is Born Every Minute #13425559 02/03/20 07:28 PM
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Found this awesome (albeit older) article while reading another really cool one. https://blog.nature.org/science/2015/03/02/a-sucker-myth-is-born-every-minute/

Here's the other, it just came out today! Razorback Suckers are struggling in the Colorado River, to help them out they've made a channel that allows sucker larvae and other native fish larvae through into a sanctuary but keeps out predators. After a few months growing there they release them back into the main river. https://blog.nature.org/science/2020/02/03/50-fish-50-states-razorback-sucker-nursery/


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Re: A Sucker Myth Is Born Every Minute [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13425678 02/03/20 09:03 PM
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The James river near Mason Texas has a large population of sucker in the clear waters of the river. Tried catching some to add to my impromptu species list. Had no luck. They spooked easily in the clear shallow water.


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Re: A Sucker Myth Is Born Every Minute [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13425889 02/04/20 12:00 AM
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cyclop Good to know! Do you happen to know what species of sucker they are? Might need to make a trip down there one day to try and catch a few


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Re: A Sucker Myth Is Born Every Minute [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13425904 02/04/20 12:23 AM
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They were small. Biggest may have been 1/2 to 3/4 pound at most. Never caught one to get a good enough look to ID which ones they were. They were steadily grazing along the bottom. I was heading to see the Eckert (sp) bat cave. It is nearly worth the trip itself. You have to drive across and through the river at a low water crossing. Very scenic drive in thru the hill country. Need to go during the summer to see the bats. 4 to 6 million bats hang out there. Impressive when they head out in the evening. Google map is included below.


https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-in...ct/eckert-james-river-bat-cave-preserve/


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Re: A Sucker Myth Is Born Every Minute [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13426031 02/04/20 02:11 AM
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Interesting. hmmm




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Re: A Sucker Myth Is Born Every Minute [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13428110 02/05/20 05:24 PM
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ive only caught a red horse sucker so has my daughter when she was 5 great experience its crazy how many there is in a lake and how they are usually in the clearest of waters. my brother caught a huge one in lady bird beautiful fish in person


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Re: A Sucker Myth Is Born Every Minute [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13441146 02/16/20 05:43 AM
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Fishing in Colorado last year we encountered several small schools of White Suckers in a shallow area near a stream discharge. Out of accident while fishing for trout there we found out a San Juan Worm fly suspended just off the bottom with a strike indicator was irresistible to them and caught several. With the fly rod we could remain low and make a long soft presentation without spooking them out of the area. It was a lot of fun as the Suckers when hooked fought much harder than Trout of the same size. I have tried other real and artificial baits in past years for sight fishing suckers in Colorado and Texas before with poor success. A Fly Fishing/San Juan Worm presentation might be worth a serious try for those Texas Suckers next time.




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Re: A Sucker Myth Is Born Every Minute [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13441820 02/17/20 06:28 AM
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Awesome! Thanks for the tip Draggin Yak thumb


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