Well, not exactly. This handsome native to our local streams is a Red Horse Sucker…and a pretty big one. They are active in the streams right now as they spawn in the spring when water temp reaches about 54 degrees Fahrenheit. They are strong, heavy and as unlikely as it may seem, jump like crazy when hooked. They can really be a handful. This tenkara ace was more than up to the challenge, but we did do a bit of running up and down stream before getting the net under him! We returned the golden beauty safely to the river and were rewarded with more than our share of his more genteel, trout cousins. What a cool fish!