Hey There Suckaahhh!

Redhorse Sucker _ Steve Dally image

Disparaged, booted aside and much maligned, most of us give little thought to the native White River suckers.

Unlike the outright hatred towards that other commonly spotted native, the Chestnut Lamprey, we fly fishers tend to look over these species to more desirable targets. Even though the suckers would pound for pound put a deeper bend in your rod than an equivalent trout.

The Redhorse and the Hognose are the most commonly found in our waters. The fish in both photos ate a Ruby Midge in the past 10 days.

Don’s Hognose Sucker