I'll be watching local fishing reports, but if anybody around West Michigan hears when the suckers start to run, and where, could you post a reply? I haven't been out sucker fishing in 15 years; I seem to remember them being good around the 2nd or 3rd week of April at the covered bridge on the Flat River in Lowell. I was planning a trip up to Bay City to the Kawkawlin River to my buddy's new house right on the river, but that's out because I found out that the river is closed to fishing right then for the walleye spawn. Any advice would be appreciated. I've got the Spring Fever and am looking forward to getting a line wet. Those suckers were good smoked and I'd like to try freezing chunks to use for cut bait later in the summer when it gets scarce for me to find.