We had a great time taking our grandkids fishing on a Lake Huron tributary for chunky suckers. While most anglers don’t target these spring-running fish, they make great sport when you teach kids about fishing.
Sucker fishing means simple gear. Any fishing outfit will do with at least 6 lb. test line, a small hook, enough weight to keep your lively worm on the bottom, and patience! Benjamin Chester smiles as he struggles to hold up his trophy sucker catch that actually ran drag out several times before being netted.
One of his younger siblings, Eleonora landed the largest sucker weighing in at almost 5 lb. She had to have help from her mom Jessica to land her trophy. If you have kids or you are a grandparent and you want to teach your children/grandchildren how to fish, spring sucker fishing on a safe, small stream or tributary is an excellent type of fishing to introduce them to this great sport which they can enjoy their whole life!