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travisanderson 09-16-2013 05:29 PM

Caught a big sucker
 
26" sucker fish

BeeGuy 09-16-2013 06:02 PM

Pics?

Flieguy 09-16-2013 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by BeeGuy (Post 2119409)
Pics?

ditto

or at least some details...

Alberta Bigbore 09-16-2013 06:17 PM

Gratz

travisanderson 09-16-2013 08:00 PM

http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/...psf8b684c4.jpg
http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5494b791.jpg
http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/...psb458f108.jpg

travisanderson 09-16-2013 08:01 PM

I realized that I forgot to attach photos haha.
twas caught under the Beverly bridge using a pickerel rig

Dale S 09-16-2013 08:05 PM

That is 1 big fat ugly sucker.

WayneChristie 09-16-2013 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Dago (Post 2119588)
That is 1 big fat ugly sucker.

be nice, hes new to the forum :bad_boys_20: just kidding. we get some pretty big silvers down here too, some 12 pounds and up. great fight too

fishinggeek 09-16-2013 09:11 PM

Monster for a sucker. Great job. Iv seen some crazy huge quillbacks in the 10-15lb range. Just never targeted them. Prob try sometime soon.

travisanderson 09-16-2013 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by fishinggeek (Post 2119723)
Monster for a sucker. Great job. Iv seen some crazy huge quillbacks in the 10-15lb range. Just never targeted them. Prob try sometime soon.

is this a quill back? I don't know how to tell the species

AppleJax 09-16-2013 09:31 PM

Tank! You gonna smoke that thing?!

Sooner 09-16-2013 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by AppleJax (Post 2119761)
Tank! You gonna smoke that thing?!

That's what I was wondering as well. Nice fish.

travisanderson 09-16-2013 09:47 PM

ill probably smoke it. I tried to filet it and I don't know how to get all the bones out if it. I was originally going to fry it so I took the skin off. I like the skin on better when smoking. ya.... any tips??

huntsfurfish 09-17-2013 10:55 AM

Bigun!

BGSH 09-17-2013 11:09 AM

Grats on the big sucker, what a huge fish

Alberta Bigbore 09-17-2013 11:11 AM

Nice!!! Should make alot of catfish bait on the Red River MB

AK47 09-17-2013 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by travisanderson (Post 2119733)
is this a quill back? I don't know how to tell the species

looks like white sucker to me. But I never seen one that big so it may be something else. Wayne is an expert I guess so I would trust his word on that one.

AK47 09-17-2013 03:01 PM

was just browsing different sucker pictures and indeed it does look way more like silver redhorse then white sucker.

AppleJax 09-17-2013 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by travisanderson (Post 2119809)
ill probably smoke it. I tried to filet it and I don't know how to get all the bones out if it. I was originally going to fry it so I took the skin off. I like the skin on better when smoking. ya.... any tips??

Maybe try pickling? Worst case you have some bait anyways. I wouldn't smoke it with the skin off.

saskpikeman 09-17-2013 03:57 PM

Silver red horse.

Red Bullets 09-17-2013 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by travisanderson (Post 2119809)
ill probably smoke it. I tried to filet it and I don't know how to get all the bones out if it. I was originally going to fry it so I took the skin off. I like the skin on better when smoking. ya.... any tips??


Mmmm.. poor mans salmon. Canned sucker is very good. It does require a canning process but worth it. i knew an older lady that canned suckers every year during the spring run. Tasted like canned salmon. The bones go soft in the canning process, like salmon, so no need to remove the bones from a fillet.

If you want to try frying, cut into steaks, leaving the skin on instead of filleting. When the fish is cooked the bones might be easier to remove.

Here is a good read:

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Poor+m......-a018261024

travisanderson 09-17-2013 06:36 PM

how come they don't have record suckerfish? I thought it might be but no records per se. I thought this was a monster

chriscosta 09-17-2013 06:40 PM

Thats an awesome fish but i think id give it a second thought before eating it if ya got it under the beverly bridge

CanadianBadass 09-17-2013 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by chriscosta (Post 2120964)
Thats an awesome fish but i think id give it a second thought before eating it if ya got it under the beverly bridge

it makes no difference if caught in devon or ft sask, the fish travel and live in all types of water conditions, and the river is a lot cleaner then what people believe, however high amounts of natural mercury levels deter me from keeping any fish in alberta from any lake, but if I did, it would be from the NSR before any other lakes!

but ya, I do not keep any alberta fish.... However, that Sucker is a Hog of a sucker, Probably the second biggest NSR sucker ive seen, But ive heard they get into the 15lb range

Again Nice Size to that Fish !

AppleJax 09-17-2013 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by travisanderson (Post 2120958)
how come they don't have record suckerfish? I thought it might be but no records per se. I thought this was a monster

Records are only kept for "sportfish", suckers are classified as "baitfish". I love catching them, always wondered if they taste good just haven't dared to try. Let us know how it tastes!

YeeHaw 09-17-2013 07:02 PM

My grandmother use to can them with tomatos. Damn they were good eating. Wish I would have got her recipe for it.

AK47 09-17-2013 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by AppleJax (Post 2120986)
I love catching them, always wondered if they taste good just haven't dared to try. Let us know how it tastes!

From few sucker species I tried smoking I can tell that longnose suckers are the best and taste great, Red horses are good and white suckers are not worth keeping or trying unless you know that secret of canning them.

waterninja 09-18-2013 12:37 AM

congrats on that great redhorse. bet it put up a heck of a fight. i have a lot of respect for those toothless buggers.

Fishkid 10-12-2019 12:11 AM

Glenmore succers
 
Has anyone else had luck fishing for the Huge succers in Glenmore?


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