Lot’s of people look down on fish that aren’t trout.
Why? I don’t. The Suckers, The Pikeminnows, and the Grand White Fish. They eat the same things trout do.
They don’t just roll over when you hook them either, and lots of time you’re not sure it’s not a trout until you can see it.
I say live it up. Use them as practice for landing fish. At least you know your fly is working. And whats cooler than a fish without teeth that eats a streamer?
So don’t hate on the “Non-Trouts”. They are fish too.
It’s absolutely beautiful out today. Get out and go fishing.
I intentionally chase big suckers all the time! They are a blast! I have the current Vermont state record white sucker on the fly (6.43 pounds- close to the IGFA All Tackle World Record too). Great post! Drew Price