Chubs?

Discussion in 'ALL OTHER FISH' started by beakus, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. beakus

    beakus New Member

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    can somebody tell me what the heck a chub is?
     
  2. IfishFORcatfish

    IfishFORcatfish New Member

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    i think its a bluegill, sunfish, perch, ext.
     

  3. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    I've always wondered too...thanks for clearing it up.

    I guess those things have a million names...
     
  4. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    Good site! A chub is like a minnow, but can get bigger. I have caught chub 15-16 inches before. I catch them in small creeks around here. I walk through the creek with an ultralight fishing with a small bobber and a piece of nightcrawler, they tear it up. Usually fish around roots, logs, and such. Make a great bait. I have caught all three main cats on them. Channels seem tolove them as cutbait. They are very bloody.

    Also make a great bass bait, throw one out next to some cattails in a pond under a bobber-game over.
     
  5. knmfish

    knmfish New Member

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    Chubs are in the minnow family. I catch them in small creeks using a little hook and small piece of worm.took a friend to catch some and he was throwing them back he thought they were baby bass.
     
  6. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    It depends on where you live.
    Us folks from out here in the sticks of eastern NC more often then not call a largemouth bass of any size a chub.
     
  7. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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  8. ClayDog

    ClayDog New Member

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    Good flatty cat bait. I have caught em up to 10'':tounge_out:
     
  9. UK_fisherman

    UK_fisherman New Member

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    We have chub here in the Uk - not sure is they are they same but heres a pic of our chub. These grow to 8lb plus.

    chub.jpg
     
  10. mtrimble

    mtrimble New Member

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    That UK Chub looks quite similar to what we call a chub around here except yours is a heck of alot bigger. A chub is a common type of creek minnow here in Oklahoma. Much fatter and broader than a river shiner. As was said before........ GREAT BAIT. I catch just about anything on those things. In the spring I catch a bunch with a cast net and use them to catch saugeye and sand bass by the bucket loads. Often a good chub will catch three or four fish before his day is done.
     
  11. catman529

    catman529 New Member

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    Creek chub, river chub, hornyhead chub, etc. Here is a creek chub I trapped:

    creekchub.jpg
     
  12. dogcat

    dogcat New Member

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    I see the clam larvae are in your area as well. All the scaled fish I have caught in streams for the past 35 or so years has had them including some large creek chubs. I have to laugh, my dad now deceased for many years, used to fish Ceasar Creek here in Ohio before it was impounded and he was so sure those were bass. I had to point out the fins and am still not concerned I convinced him. They are quite pretty and colorful once they get big, 6 inches or more and make a dynamite bait for anything that moves in the water I have found out later. If it weren't for Dad, I wouldn't be here. There are a couple of meanings in that saying.
     
  13. dogcat

    dogcat New Member

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    Snail larvae, not clam duhhh. :cool2:
     
  14. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    My second choice for catfish. My first coice for bass. I ususally catch them in small creeks when the weather is a little warmer. I haven't tried lately. It's probably too later for them now. Will actualy thrive in an aquarium. Are easier to keep alive than shad.