How to fish for the sucker fish

There are a great many different species of the sucker, and some of them will not bite or nibble at any bait whatever. The kind that does not bite is sometimes taken with wire slip-noose, but as that is not legitimate sport, we do not deem it necessary to particularize the manner. The regular trout tackle and hooks are used in fishing the sucker everywhere, and worms are the proper bait, though he will bite at shad roe in the spring season. They suck in the bait, and thus nibble at the hook. They are not very lively when pulled up and unless cooked immediately, their flesh grows soft.

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