Sucker fishing will start in a week or two on area rivers. Some rivers that are known for good sucker fishing is on the Mississippi, LaPrairie and Bigfork Rivers. This is a fun way to gear up for the Minnesota Fishing Opener. You can catch these 2-3 lb average suckers on a ultralight rod and reel combination with 4 lb test monofilament line. Try using a small piece of nightcrawler on a #10 hook with split shock 18 inches above the hook. Check on feeder creeks and rivers that run between lakes for running suckers. The clearer water makes it easy to observe if suckers are running. Sucker spearing opens end of April (April 30th). These fish are good pickled or smoked. Here is a recipe we found for pickling fish like suckers and northerns: http://www.wideopenspaces.com/ramp-pickled-suckers-northern-pike/. Good luck and be safe!