Creek Chubs

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by LafayetteRiverRunner, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. LafayetteRiverRunner

    LafayetteRiverRunner New Member

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    I was wondering if the creek chubs and horned chubs you catch in the Wea and Wildcat are good bait in the wabash?? Any one tried these guys ? Do they stay alive on the hook long?? I tried some cut big head last weekend but on luck. Fishing around Lafayette has been slow for me.
     
  2. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    yes chubs are great bait!
     

  3. HoosierPoleCat

    HoosierPoleCat New Member

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    Chubs work rather well. Live & cut. Doesnt hurt to throw out a variety though. :wink:
     
  4. LafayetteRiverRunner

    LafayetteRiverRunner New Member

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    Thanks all for your info
     
  5. odiebigcat

    odiebigcat New Member

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    chubs are always a good choice
     
  6. Wallbass

    Wallbass New Member

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    Hey are Crick Chubs oiler than Bluegill?...Jeff :)
     
  7. hdfatboy29

    hdfatboy29 New Member

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    hey guys yes i too think chubs work good if their about 4 to 6 in long ? i know some are using smaller and some bigger?? those are about the size i prefer i do know if you are holding them in a live well and keep a lil bit of ice in there with them and i throw in a couple of crushed regular asprin it helps them stay alive and fighting or atleast it does me i,ve kept some alive on the hook for hrs i hope this helps anyone i also use traps for mine and just bait them with old bread or buns i keep about 50 on hand in a tank a farmer gave me and put an airator in it and i can keep those for months
     
  8. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    I've had my best luck with live creek chubs that are around 5-7" long. Also in the spring when the bigger ones are spawning and very aggressive, I go down to a small creek and fill up a few freezer bags full of the 8-10" ones for cut bait. If you get a bag of a dozen, that will do you for a good couple of trips out catfishing.
     
  9. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

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    creek chub are more oilier than a blue gill but are harder to keep alive as well. i loev useing creek chub tho. it seems that if i can get ahold of some big creek chub than i can normally catch some bigger fish. the biggest cat i have ever caught was caught on a huge sucker chub. but like always, it just depends on what the cats want to eat at that moment.