Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sucker Migration

Quillback are difficult to catch. I drifted half my carp box to see if anything would stick. I drifted a few nymphs. In the end I caught a couple Quillies. 


Forgot my waders. Luckily I didn't need to move much and the water was 62 degrees. 


8 comments:

  1. Sweet! I love the underwater shots. Thanks John

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  2. Heard much about this fish, nice you shared the experience. Our suckers I've not seen on a run of size though I know they do ascend streams. In still water though I have seen them in active spawning mode, wildly striped and colored males pusuing drab females. They are not as lateral as quillbacks, you have a cool fish.

    Gregg

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  3. Those fins are pretty sweet! Way to get er done sans waders.

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  4. I saw a pod of quillback in a stream once. They sure are shy! I couldn't make them interested in anything I had to offer.

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  5. Awesome! Way to go, John! Those are on my "to do" list! :)

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  6. 62 degrees is still chilly to me. Nice job on the quillback. Those are cool fish. Kind of like a grayling sucker combo.

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  7. Those are some awesome pictures! Great post!

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  8. Nice on "Grainbelt Grayling" - in some waters they are almost impossible to cathc, especially in summer. They often go into algea grazing mode in summer and will run from anything that moves, including flies. Looks like you have a nice spot for spawning run Quillbacks.

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