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Old 06-15-2013, 08:06 PM
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so i was on the lower kings river today here in fresno, trekking along the river fishing for rainbows when i notice huge pods of what i believe to be sacramento sucker fish. has anyone ever tried fishing for these things? they're HUGE!!! what do they hit on? i figured they'd be like carp so i tried nymphing for them but , alas to no avail.
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Think it's the same challenge as our european"hotus"https://www.google.com/search?q=hotu&hl=fr&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa= X&ei=2na9UarqO8qChQfHj4FQ&ved=0CDMQsAQ&biw=1280&bi h=899...you're right these fish suck to eat algae...so you may catch one on a nymph but it's very rare...these fish are a real brain teaser for flyfishermen.I tried lots of different nymph even algae looking ones without great success...I accidentally caught a couple big ones on an orange nymph
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i will make it my life goal to catch one of these hideous badboys!!!
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I have had success on other Sucker species with a marabout leech fished slowly......very slowly.
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by suckers, do you mean white fish?
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one of these thingys
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Looks like an ocean whitefish. Here in Idaho we have the Mountain whitefish

They will take the same nymphs as trout, but not dries.
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Here in Idaho, when we talk suckers they look like this and they take a well presented nymph most of the time. I caught my biggest sucker at the Box Canyon stretch of the Henry's Fork about 8 years ago - 6 pounds, and rust colored. He took a Prince nymph.

The following fish were caught at various times and in various places while nymphing. They put up a great fight:

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There you have it. I guess beauty and sport is in the eye of the beholder, but these fish have provided some great action at times.

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Looks like an ocean whitefish. Here in Idaho we have the Mountain whitefish

They will take the same nymphs as trout, but not dries.
I hook them on dries.. usually very subtle takes.. drives me nuts when you finally hook one.. to see a whitey come in. lol
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@kglissmeyer1 i suppose ur right, but in my eyes the'yre hideous brutes but they look like they'd put up a good fight. regardless, im heading out sometime this week and giving the prince nymph a shot
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