Creek Chrubs or Shiners

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by CaTFiSH1346, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. CaTFiSH1346

    CaTFiSH1346 New Member

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    Can anyone help me out on catching bait. Does anyone know where i can find creek chubs or shiners and know how i can catch them easily? I have heard they are in creeks and i have a lot of those around my house. I know they work well for catfish bait and have been wanting to use them. Thanks
     
  2. CaTFiSH1346

    CaTFiSH1346 New Member

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    Woops i meant creek Chubs not chrubs
     

  3. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    Use a seine net in creeks. Thats the best way i know how to get them.
     
  4. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    A seine net or casting net. I have used a very small hook and meal or wax worms to catch them on my ultra light. I hope this helps.
     
  5. shortbus

    shortbus New Member

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    underneath bridges is a good place to catch chubs, anywhere where the water is deeper. The best places to catch them is where the water is shady. I use a small rod and reel to catch them, corn or beemoth for bait, they are actually alot of fun!! They do die easy though.
     
  6. CaTFiSH1346

    CaTFiSH1346 New Member

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    Clinton, Iowa
    Thanks for the replies ill have to go try that
    I dont mind them dieing ill probably put them on ice and use them for cutbait. if they die i always have bluegills for livebait, or bullheads
     
  7. Flyingpig

    Flyingpig New Member

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    I was going to mention trying a Casting Net also.
     
  8. 98custom

    98custom New Member

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    not too long ago a guy made a trap. he caught lots of chubs in it. it is around here somewhere.
     
  9. mudcat_xpress

    mudcat_xpress New Member

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    I catch creek chubs 3 0r 4 days weekly and I like to just take an ultralite rod and reel a, small piece of night crawler w/ small split shot. Try your best to stay down and hid those little suckers see you and sometimes they won't hit again for an hour or so. This, method is not the only way but you can fish those deeper holes without seining and getting wet. But they both are great ways o catch chubs.
     
  10. LilRyjoe04

    LilRyjoe04 New Member

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    If you can find a dam, go to the bottom of it. If it is shallow then you will have a field day with a throw net. We usually get thirty or fourty fish a throw. Good Luck Fishin!!
     
  11. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Use a minnow trap or minnow net.
     
  12. Catfight

    Catfight New Member

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    I would go with a minnow trap also. but I would stick with live gills you can't go wrong there, the bigger the bait the bigger the fish. I love a good Catfight.