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I was just wondering what kind of suckers and type of presentation you guys prefer? I have been having good luck with taking a whole sucker and cutting off small pieces the size of a dime. Never tried the whole little suckers. Am going to try to experiment next time out with a strip on a plain trebel hook.
 

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any sucker will do , the fresher the better , i like using tubes , but a treble with sucker meat and some small split shots will work also , spawn sacs are also awesome to use at green mountain
 

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If fishing it on tubes dont make it longer then the tenticles of your tube and only about a half inch wide.
 

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I prefer larger suckers. thicker skin, larger scales, seem to hold the jig better. Problem is i'm having a hard time finding them? Sportsmans here is loveland only had the very small ones last time I checked.
 

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I buy 4-6 inch frozen suckers. I don't have any luck with the head or the tail so those are out. So you end up with a headless, tail less, frozen sucker that looks like a hotdog. Just chop it into 1/4-1/2 inch coins. Stick it on the hook through the scales and out the scales on the other side. Unless chomped on by a mac I have never lost bait. I got some BIG (and I mean big) tubes I want to try the next time I go out and I think I'll tip them with a whole small sucker. But I might mangle it a little beforehooking it on.
 

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Golden Gate Ponds (kriley and slough) are full of suckers. Go up there, set up about 10 yards from the dam valve (the concrete round thingy) in about 8 FOW with a small yellow/shiny teardrop tipped with half a mealworm and catch them yourself. YOu get to go out and do a little ice fishing and it beats buying those old suckers at the store for $4.79 a package.
 

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JohnnyO19 said:
I prefer larger suckers. thicker skin, larger scales, seem to hold the jig better. Problem is i'm having a hard time finding them? Sportsmans here is loveland only had the very small ones last time I checked.
Sportsmans in Thornton always has the big ones, but I've gone to using the smaller 4-6" ones, easier to get the hook through the scales and as long as you get it hooked in a good cunk of skin it stays on pretty well, same piece caght a 28" pike and a 19" laker on monday, works for me.
 
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