SPOTTED SUCKER Minytrema melanops
spotted sucker, minytrema melanops
7". Winters Bayou @ Rt 150, San Jacinto County

spotted sucker, minytrema melanops
6". Winters Bayou @ Rt 150, San Jacinto County

spotted sucker, minytrema melanops
2.5". Winter's Bayou @ Hwy 150, San Jacinto County

The Spotted Sucker is sporatic in occurrence in my experience. In Caney Creek at Highway 59 during the winter, I caught and released eight large adults in a single deep pool. During a subsequent collecting trip I caught a couple more, but haven't seen any others in the area. In contrast I almost alway find Blacktail Redhorse in this Creek. In a few hours of cast netting in the San Jacinto and Winter's Bayou crossings of Route 150 in San Jacinto County, I caught 20-30 Spotted Suckers. All but two were 2" fingerlings.


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