The white sucker is one of most common fish in Minnesota. It lives in streams and lakes throughout the state particularly in the northeast. It can live in water that is fairly polluted. It is grown in ponds and sold for bait.
Like other suckers, this medium-sized fish has big lips, no teeth, and soft fins. It is greenish on top and light-colored beneath, with scales increasing in size from front to back. Young white suckers have three large dark spots on each side of their body.