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Would it be possible to be able to catch suckers/carp right now or are they too lethargic because of the water temps? A few rivers near my house opened up and I'm itching to get out

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Do they just sit in pools this time of year? I'd like to catch a few on a fly to add the my species list.

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Right now yes. In a few weeks they will be going on there spawning run which will have large numbers of them sitting at the head of pools waiting to make a push upstream.

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Considering that Trout Opener for the rest of us is in 2 weekends and usually the River I fish is FULL of suckers by then I think you should still have some now. They may be slow but drift a chunk of crawler under their snout and they should bite.

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I guess you won't know unless you go wink

I would give it a try I hope to be hitting the rum next week.

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I have seen em chillin in deeper pools in the big rivers around town, last group I saw had some flashers (active feeders).

Pikestabber is dead on though... can't be too far off now.

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Gordie,

Where do you go in at?

I was throwing my fly line down on the Rum last night just for practice. It is open close to where I live in Nowthen/Oak Grove Area.

Love fishing that river.

-Joe

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hey joe im in the same area as you. Never really tried the rum much. I was thinking of hittin a few shore spots this weekend to see if they are moving at all yet. was also thinking of some of the larger feeder creeks...??

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Gordie,

Where do you go in at?

I was throwing my fly line down on the Rum last night just for practice. It is open close to where I live in Nowthen/Oak Grove Area.

Love fishing that river.

-Joe

Anyplace I can walk to, I also like to fish right in town.

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I would like to try some of the feeder creeks as well. They are pretty swelled up right now though and muddy (the ones I can see from the road).

Trott and Ford Brook are real close to me, but a lot of the spots I would like to try are private property. I have seriously considered throwing on the waders and giving it a go though.

If you try any, I would be very interested in what you find.

-Joe

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suckers are cool, but they sure can be fussy at times

more than once I've run into small schools of them in clear water and bounced wiggling crawlers off their heads with no reaction at all

but whenever I do catch one they put up a heck of fight

added to my species list last spring when I finally caught a hogsucker- awesome looking fish!

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