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Redhorse Fishing Tackle for a Successful Moxostoma Trip

My typical Redhorse/Sucker gear.

Redhorse Fishing TackleThis is some of the gear I will typically use for very stubborn, light biting, weight sensitive Redhorse (Moxostoma), but other Sucker species can be caught as well with this gear.

Top left to right:
Gamakatsu Octopus Hook size 14 -for very small or weight-sensitive Suckers, such as Blacktip and Striped Jumprocks.

Gamakatsu Octopus Hook size 10 -for small Redhorse species, also for hook sensitive species.

Gamakatsu Octopus Circle Hook size 8 -the smallest reliable circle hook I can find, works well but I wish I could find a smaller circle hook.

1/8 oz lead bank sinkers -the smallest bank sinkers I could find, to make really light slip rigs for tricky Redhorse.

Berkley Trilene 4 and 6 pound line -absolutely necessary for line shy Suckers, especially Redhorse, I use the 6 pound more than I do the 4 pound, especially around areas with high amounts of snags.

Spro Power Swivels -To make slip rigs for Redhorse and Suckers. I usually use about 16-22 inches for leader.

1/2 oz lead bass casting sinkers-For slip rigs in faster current.

1 oz lead bank sinkers-For slip rigs in medium to large rivers with heavy current.

Lead split shot -Size 4 and 5-Very useful.

by Tim Aldridge

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