Sucker Fish - bright colored sponge for bait?

Discussion in 'ALL OTHER FISH' started by beaneye46, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. beaneye46

    beaneye46 New Member

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    i'm from indiana and every year i always try to go after suckers before it gets warm.
    all i know is that once the water temp start to rise after the winter the suckers start to move up the creeks.
    i use worms, but someone told me to try using pieces of a bright colored sponge. is there any truth to this.
    any advice on where to fish and what to use for bait. i love catching them and eating them, they have some of the mildest meat.
     
  2. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    that might just work, i'd add some kind of flavor or something to keep them hangin on. i used to know an old man who dyed corn blaze orange to fish for suckers. he told me suckers are more of a "sight" feeder. corn is yellow so i dont see why that didnt work without dying it. maybe theres something about orange?
     

  3. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    Suckers make one of the best cut baits for CAts. IMO