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More Pike River suckers for sale on Tuesday

Plentiful harvest this year

Posted 4/20/19

The Vermilion Lake Association will continue its sucker sales this week thanks to a sizable run of white suckers at the Pike River hatchery this year.

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More Pike River suckers for sale on Tuesday

Plentiful harvest this year

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The Vermilion Lake Association will continue its sucker sales this week thanks to a sizable run of white suckers at the Pike River hatchery this year.
The VLA sold about 3,000 pounds of suckers on Monday, the first day of the sale. That's only about half of the 6,000 pounds of the fish netted by DNR fisheries staff over the weekend. The DNR netted an additional 1,800 pounds as of Monday, which should leave plenty of fish available for purchase on Tuesday. The sale is likely to continue much of the week, but interested parties should check this website for the latest information on sucker availability. The sucker sale info will be updated by 4:00 pm each day. People can also call Tom Forconi at 218-428-7096. 
Buyers who arrive before 8:00 may sign in on a clipboard to record their place in line. Each buyer is limited to one 100-lb tub until all have had their chance.
Suckers are sold for $10 per 100 pounds. Proceeds are used by the VLA for activities at Lake Vermilion.

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