Male Longnose

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Big enough for me

As it turns out, and as I suspected, the best runs of these things are in the largest river near me. Fresh from Lake Michigan, they are running in full force. There must be thousands in there. Today was the first day I was able to get out and chase them. Sadly, others got there first and the carnage on the riverbank could bring any good roughfisher to tears (this is one of the reasons I didn't walk up to the dam). On a happier note, I managed to catch a few fish, all Longnose. This was the prettiest one of the bunch. These Red Suckers are the hardest fighing suckers I've come across yet.


roughfish29's picture

That's a stunner dude. Congrats on a tough lifer! I love the way those longnose look.
Goldenfishberg's picture

Awesome fish dude! Just a beaut, I hope to get one as pretty as that some day. 

Ya just Can't catch um from the couch.

FP4LifesDad's picture

Nice fish dude, commented on the new lifelist page, congrats and great photos!!

Divemaster's picture

What a fish! Nice job getting in to those amazing fish!

Hengelaar's picture

Look at the stripage!

Man, longnoses are so damn cool.

Fishn sure is neat

andy's picture

That's a gorgeous fish, what a great photo of one of my favorite sucker species.  Way to go, man!

Eli's picture

That's a wicked fish! Great photo, too.




drawer.bli's picture

What an awesome catch! The longnose is definitely on my bucket list!!!

UpperMi roughangler's picture

Thanks and especially to those of you who told me that I would get one eventually. I knew this would be the year.


There are so many in there. This is the only large tributary in this area of Lake Michigan so it's like all the Longnose from this section of the lake are in there at once. No, it's not the Menominee which is a bit of a drive for me. This is much closer. I'm hoping to get some on the fly next time!

Carp Chaser's picture

That's a great catch! Spectacular specimen. I'm drooling.

"There's always a bigger fish"

D.T.'s picture

That sucker is one of the coolest I've seen for sure. Nice catch dude!