I was out on two area rivers during the last couple of days, and the white sucker spawn is in full swing. It appears they weren't able to get into the tribs where they normally spawn; instead they were in the mainstem in areas I had never witnessed them spawning before. What a crazy mixed up year this is shaping up to be.
I was watching the action from a high-up vantage point, and I could see golden redhorse actively feeding in the redds. I assumed they were chowing down on sucker eggs, but I didn't actually catch one and check out its stomach contents. Occassionally a few whites would swarm around golden and try to gently nudge them out of the redd, and "escort" them out of the area. I'd never seen such a thing before, but I witnessed it numerous times the other night.
So much for the sucker run this year, at least down here in the SE?