12/13/12 - 5:04pm
Years ago, during a visit to Kelly Lake in late May, I noticed swirls and upwellings in front of the boat launching ramp. From a willow bush at the water’s edge, I was able to see at least 50 actively spawning Longnose suckers. I was familiar with this fish since I’d worked with them previously in Yellowstone National Park where they were stream spawners. This was my first observation of lake spawning by this species.