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· Máistir an pointe hocht.
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Blue Sucker record demolished in Montana by a Great Falls man.. :tup:

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Tue Apr 23 12:55:58 MDT 2019

A Great Falls man hooked into a little-known native Montana fish in mid-April on the Marias River near Loma and set a new state record.

On April 19, Jason Karls landed a 13.29-pound blue sucker, breaking the old record set in 2014 by almost two pounds. Karls' catch measured 34.56 inches long.

The blue sucker is one of nine members of the sucker family, all native to Montana. The common carp, which is not native to Montana, is not a sucker but a member of the minnow family.

The blue sucker's natural distribution is in the Missouri-Mississippi river system from Montana east to Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and south to the Gulf of Mexico, according to "Fishes of Montana," by C.J.D. Brown.

Because of habitat changes, however, Montana's blue sucker is an uncommon fish and is listed as a species of special concern.

Dams block the fishes' passage to spawning grounds and eliminate peak flows that initiate spawning runs, says "A Field Guide to Montana Fishes." Dams also discharge cold, clear water rather than the warm, turbid waters in which the blue sucker evolved.
 

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What I wonder in a case like this is, Was he fishing for sucker? or was it just pure luck?:thinking:

Where I grew up, it seemed that every year there was a story in the paper about someone who was crappie or bluegill fishing and they would luck into a 40+ inch muskie. So, sometimes dumb luck is the way to go.:trophy:
 
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Blu Sucker could be official mascot of the Trout Forecast thread if you think about it. :wave1:
There are a lot of us eelpout enthusiasts that would disagree.
 

· Máistir an pointe hocht.
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There are a lot of us eelpout enthusiasts that would disagree.
Sure, they host a great party each year in MN, but we're talkin Blu here. :wave1:
 

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Sure, they host a great party each year in MN, but we're talkin Blu here. :wave1:
Exactly. And nothing turns you blue quicker than jumping in a Minnesota lake through a hole in the ice in February.
 

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