The white sucker is the most common species of sucker in North America. Although scorned by many anglers, it is not only a fun and spunky game fish, but an ecologically important species as well. In recent years, more and more open-minded anglers have been giving this common, hard-fighting, and delicious species the recognition it deserves.
Other Names: Sucker, Common Sucker, Eastern Sucker, Mullet, Brook Sucker, Gray Sucker, Mud Sucker, Slender Sucker, Mullet, Whitehorse. The Ojibwe name is Namebin. The phrase "Namebinikaa" means "There are many white suckers" in Ojibwe. That's a phrase that good roughfishers should keep handy!