close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Suckers

Discussion in 'South East Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by junkman, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Scout 2

    Scout 2

    Messages:
    5,486
    Likes Received:
    3,509
    Location:
    Lake City
    Veg oil or lard. I think they could be deep fried also. We use to cut the filet in strips and that got rid of the bones and made them easier to handle while frying
     
    Waif and capper like this.
  2. arrowslinger31

    arrowslinger31

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    Has anyone been out spearing in Clinton County? Currently living outside of DeWitt and looking for a place to go. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     

  3. feedinggrounds

    feedinggrounds

    Messages:
    2,434
    Likes Received:
    1,992
    Location:
    Skidway lake
    We call them "whistle trout" caught in spring out of the Rifle they help burn the cobwebs out of the smoke house every spring. when done after cooling, some are flaked, mixed with creamed cheese chilled then spread on ritz crackers. They are great with a beer while boiling maple sap and telling lies.
     
    Robert Holmes, Tryin2, mud and 2 others like this.
  4. mbirdsley

    mbirdsley

    Messages:
    962
    Likes Received:
    421
    Location:
    Chesaning/Brant
    Yes like this one ImageUploadedByOhub Campfire1522913360.015097.jpg
     
    Waif and Scout 2 like this.
  5. mbirdsley

    mbirdsley

    Messages:
    962
    Likes Received:
    421
    Location:
    Chesaning/Brant
    For some reason we were all ways told to hold the stone roller ( northern hog sucker) with contempt as kids. I never did but, watched plenty of people punt them back into the shiawassee river as we were told that they ate the eggs from the more desirable suckers. I don’t understand people.
     
    Scout 2 and 357Maximum like this.
  6. Scout 2

    Scout 2

    Messages:
    5,486
    Likes Received:
    3,509
    Location:
    Lake City
    I always just threw them back. Where we caught them the water was very fast and they put up a good fight. Everyone said they were no good to eat so I never tried them. I think a lot of the suckers you got for bait way back then was what we called a stone roller. I wonder how they got that name as it seems to be used in a wide area from reading on here.
     
  7. capper

    capper Premium Member

    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    1,158
     
    Scout 2 likes this.
  8. mbirdsley

    mbirdsley

    Messages:
    962
    Likes Received:
    421
    Location:
    Chesaning/Brant
    Well I was reading and apparently they root around and turn stones over in the riffles looking for invertebrates and other small animals to eat.

    So I guess back in the day somebody looked down in the creek and saw them Rolling Stones around to either eat or to spawn and thus came up with the name stone rollers. This was pre-Internet of course.
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2018
    Waif, Scout 2 and capper like this.
  9. Dtb810

    Dtb810

    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    77
    Location:
    Thumb
    Checked a bunch of thumb streams tonight didn't see one fish.
    Come on spring!
     
    mbirdsley likes this.
  10. mbirdsley

    mbirdsley

    Messages:
    962
    Likes Received:
    421
    Location:
    Chesaning/Brant
    ImageUploadedByOhub Campfire1523240759.157586.jpg

    Apparently the Alpena Fish and wild life conservancy knows where the suckers are. They tagged a bunch of them along with some walleye and Mr. Northern in middle. You think that northern is thinking “mmmmm sucker snacks if I get out of this ”. I think I see a stone roller in there at the bottom of the pic.
     
    DonaldTrump and Waif like this.
  11. ausable_steelhead

    ausable_steelhead

    Messages:
    5,411
    Likes Received:
    1,357
    Location:
    NW Michigan
    If you look closely, there’s a few pike in there and a couple Wally’s. Cool pic.
     
  12. Ken Martin

    Ken Martin

    Messages:
    1,198
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Richmond, MI
    April 7, 2018

    Let the redhorse go and kept the whites for smoking.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. mud

    mud

    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    Highland
    are the whites as bony as the reds? never caught a white one
     
  14. Cheye

    Cheye

    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    48
    Are the suckers running downstate? I was out about a month ago in north west Mich and got a few whites and a couple reds. I thought the run was almost over?
     
  15. Dtb810

    Dtb810

    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    77
    Location:
    Thumb
    I haven't seen enough to spear yet. Still waiting for the big run. This weird weather they have been trickling in.