The quillback is our most common carpsucker. Commonly found in most warmwater rivers and streams, they are very difficult to catch. In many mid-sized warmwater rivers, quillbacks are the most common fish in the stream - but the rarest catch on hook and line. Because of this, some states allow the barbaric practice of snagging or "snatching" with treble hooks. This is a species that is so hard to catch that many otherwise ethical anglers resort to snagging, bowshooting, spearing, or other pathetic and unsportsmanlike methods to capture them. But true sportsmen will always rise to the challenge and figure out how to catch them.
Other Names: Broad Mullet, Mullet, White carp, Long-finned Sucker, Breme, Quillback Carpsucker, Quillback Sucker, Lake Quillback, Coldwater Carp