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Big Sucker!
So a couple buddies and I have been fishing a spot on the Weber for the past few months. It has kicked out some nice Browns and Cuttys for us as well as quite a few Whities. The other type of fish we have caught there latley has been suckers. We've caught some big ones. 4 or 5 of them have been well over 20". We had no idea that the state record for Utah Sucker was 6lbs 6oz until after are most recent trip. Here is a picture of one I caught this last trip(08/18) that most likely would have trumped the current record. I'm guessing it was around 26" and close to 8lbs. Needless to say we will be bringing a tape and scale with us on our next trip. Fighting these things is like trying to reel in a pit bull on a fly rod...
(This post was edited by Deadeye008 on Aug 20, 2012, 8:27 AM)

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Re: [Deadeye008] Big Sucker! In reply to
Yep there are some biguns in there. I guess I never paid attention to the record on them either. When fishing for other species with nyphs I always managed my share of suckers but they are fun and give great tugs. That one is a monster.

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Re: [Deadeye008] Big Sucker! In reply to
Yeah those guys can be bruits! It has been a long time since I have caught any that big, but I also never paid attention to the record for those guys. Pretty funny.

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Re: [Deadeye008] Big Sucker! In reply to
Smile
(This post was edited by FNA on Aug 20, 2012, 9:58 AM)

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Re: [Deadeye008] Big Sucker! In reply to
Nice fish! I wouldn't bother with the tape and scale the DWR won't allow suckers into the record books. Carp is the only non-game fish they allow. Which I think is BS, if you catch the state record fish of any species you should be able to have the title.

I learned this with a big chub at Strawberry.

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Re: [FNA] Big Sucker! In reply to
Looks like the state record Utah Sucker was put into the records books in 2003. Why would they no longer allow a record breaking fish?

http://www.utahfishinginfo.com/dwr/utahrecords.php

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Re: [Deadeye008] Big Sucker! In reply to
They said there were too many entries and too time consuming. Like I said BS...

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Re: [FNA] Big Sucker! In reply to
That is BS...

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Re: [Deadeye008] Big Sucker! In reply to
Would you really want to have that record.... The Biggest Sucker! Sly

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Re: [wes242] Big Sucker! In reply to
ya he wants to be the next sucker to be the record for those dang suckers that roam in the precious dnr hands. Sly


"Just another teenager with a fishing problem."
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Re: [Flyfishinglover] Big Sucker! In reply to
Suckers are native, and an important part of the biomass.
Just one more brookie........

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Re: [brookieguy1] Big Sucker! In reply to
lets hope so there that important and hope they dont over populate like the carps when there mostly gone XD


"Just another teenager with a fishing problem."
"1/9th of the 2013 Utah bowling CHAMP IS HERE"!!!

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Re: [Deadeye008] Big Sucker! In reply to
Hey, with your camera skills, I bet you could make that sucker look beautiful!Smile

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Re: [wes242] Big Sucker! In reply to
wes242 wrote:
Would you really want to have that record.... The Biggest Sucker! Sly

That's a good one. We each gotta have our "claim to fame" right?

Hey - here's a link to some Sucker Punching - you might enjoy. I was impressed and inspired by the vid.