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Suckers have a uniquely designed mouth that allows them to vacuum up food from the bottom of our lakes and rivers. This juvenile white sucker will be used as bait once the northern pike season opens, but adults can weigh several pounds. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

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On a walk along the shoreline, two boys stood outlined by the setting sun.

"Cast here, they're all over," one exclaimed.

The young fellows were so excited they were shaking; hundreds of fish moving about, larger than they were used to seeing.


"What are you guys trying to catch," I asked.

"I think they're walleyes," one stated.

A quick look told me otherwise. Though the fish were similar in size compared to a walleye or bass, these were rough fish.

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