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Horsing Around With Moxostoma the Redhorse Sucker

V Lip Redhorse Moxostoma Species

Redhorse, also known as Moxostoma, are in the Sucker Family. They make up a large percentage of biomass in eastern US streams. They are sensitive feeders so they normally are not caught by anglers. Redhorse their sensitive mouths to collect insect larvae from underneath rocks in streams. Redhorse are found …

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Redhorse Fishing Tackle for a Successful Moxostoma Trip

Redhorse Fishing Tackle

My typical Redhorse/Sucker gear. This 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, …

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