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Adventures in Canal fishing - The White Sucker (Catostomus commersonii)

When I was around 10 years old we vacationed at these cabins on a lake and while most were content to soak a worm on the lake, I knew I had to make the most of the two weeks I had to fish so I explored the stream below the lake spillway.  It was in this little stream that I saw my first "Sucker fish".  My brother and I had never seen them before so we tried drifting a worm to them but as soon as the split shot on the line hit the water they would spook and go a million different directions to later regroup and refuse our offerings.  While we caught many Bullheads, Bass, Bluegills, Fallfish, and even a couple of trout out of that section of water we never did catch a White Sucker which were the biggest fish in that stream.

This was one of those small streams that in the area didn't attract from what we could see any anglers, forgotten along with an old dump and the collapsed remains of a shack that I was told was once a Dancing Hall,  and judging by the trash this would ha…
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