Carpsucker, Quillback Dan Morey



Presque Isle Bay
Date Caught: 
Monday, April 27, 2015
21 inch


Eli's picture

I'd give my left nut to catch that.




philaroman's picture

they're not that predatory, though...  if you cast your left nut at 'em, you'd most likely scare 'em off



P.E.T.A. sucks!!!  Plants are living things, too -- they're just easier to catch!

Hengelaar's picture

Woah, that is one beauty of a Quill¡!

Fishn sure is neat

Dan Morey's picture

Thanks guys! No testicles were lost in the catching of this fish.

Divemaster's picture

Beast! What'd you catch him on? I always see big schools of them in the clear shallows in the main lake around our beach this time of year, but they always get spooked off by whatever I present them.

Dan Morey's picture

I like to fish for them in the pre-spawn, when, like carp, they're more aggressive. Well, aggressive for quillbacks, anyway. Carp are feeding on minnows that time of year and will hit small spoons.

Quillbacks do the same, but rarely. I find that letting a tiny, shiny spoon just sit on the bottom, then lightly hopping it up works fairly well. It will either scare the bejesus out of them, or you'll get a reaction strike. They like small Mr. Twisters, too.

Never really know what a quillback might be into on a given day. Saw a video on youtube one time of a guy hammering them on a walleye-size jig/swimbait combo.