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Re: Thread on Suckers

>how do you catch those redhorses and hogsuckers?will they readily enter traps?

If you find a stream where suckers and redhorses are present, you can catch
juveniles and rarely, adults, with a seine.  The redhorses are alert and
fast moving which requires some skill on your part.  If you can find some
trapped in a back channel and herd them into a corner, that's easier.  They
tend to be associated with moving water and fairly deep runs, though.  The
hogsuckers can be taken in pretty shallow riffles.  They like fast moving
water.  The cast net idea is a good one if you can locate the fish,
otherwise, try random casts in different areas until you find what you're
looking for.

Be aware that some of the redhorses are imperilled in some states.  They
prefer good quality, unsilted waters.  The species require careful keying
to distinguish.  See - http://www.nanfa.org/endanger/tableof.htm  for a
listing of each state's listed species.  This may not be entirely up to
date, so ask your state for a list of fish species that are legally

Let us know how you do!

Mark Binkley
Columbus Ohio USA          <))><
mbinkley at earthling_net

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him
to use "the Net" and he won't bother you for weeks.