Chubs, what's the best way to use them for catfishing?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by mwhham, May 30, 2006.

  1. mwhham

    mwhham New Member

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    what is the best way to hook them to keep them alive when fishing with them some say the tail or back
     
  2. shortbus

    shortbus New Member

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    I haven't had much luck keeping chubs alive. I would say in the tail would be the best.
     

  3. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    Through the eyes will keep them alive for quite a while.... they don't need to see cause they are gonna get eaten!

    Aaron

    TA2D
     
  4. riverratmatt

    riverratmatt New Member

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    i hook them thru the lips or the tail
     
  5. hawkman

    hawkman Member

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    The Lips Works The Best For Me
     
  6. dreamer34

    dreamer34 New Member

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    i've always hooked em through the eyes
     
  7. Same goes for me I used the tail end for a long time. No parts of the body are effected too drastically back there. but there really isnt any "solid" points to keep it from getting ripped out and it wouldn't be able to swim very well with a hook in its tail. So now that I think about it I believe the eyes or bottom lip would work just leave the mouth able to open and close so the chub could breath and stay alive as long as possible.

    Also if you know your gonna catch something weather or not its alive I guess it really doens't matter as long as the darn thing does't fall off in mid cast.