Strange Sucker Fish Catch while Lure Fishing

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Strange Sucker Fish Catch while Lure Fishing

I was fishing for largemouth bass with a lipless crankbait when a big buffalo sucker fish decided to swim into my lure! It is rare to catch these fish on any kind of lure, but this one was foul hooked in the back. The fish swam straight at me, and at first, I thought I might have a giant bass on the end on my line. I was fishing 12lb monofilament line on my baitcasting rod and reel, so I had to be careful fighting the fish so as not to break the line or bend the hooks out. These sucker fish have a big powerful tail and fight really hard! The sucker fish sit on the bottom and use their strange fleshy mouth to suck in any sort or crustaceans or small morsels they can. These strange looking fish are often referred to as buffalo because of their dark gray side and the broad head and front section of their body. These funny looking fish are often considered to be carp because of their similar body and mouth position, but they are their own genus of fish and unlike carp, these sucker fish don’t have any barbels on their face. This buffalo left my net and my hands covered in slimy mucus, but at least I got my lure back and was able to go back to catching bass on the same lure.

This video is a long clip from or day of bass fishing that had so many fish catches in it, I had to shave the sucker fish parts down. You can watch the full bass fishing video where we catch fish on worms all day.

Justin Rackley, known as Lakeforkguy in the fishing world, creates fishing and outdoor videos on youtube and other social platforms. LFG provides fishing tips and techniques for mostly largemouth bass fisheries but also travels to other freshwater and saltwater fishing spots to explore new fish species and fishing techniques to show as many fishing places as possible and help you catch more fish. Lakeforkguy likes to hang out on any fishing vessel or go bank fishing with his other YouTube Fishing friends and vlog with his Wife Stephanie and french bulldog Winston.

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