How to Fish With Creek Chub

How to Fish With Creek ChubCreek chub are one of the biggest species of minnows. According to the Duluthstreams.org, they can grow up to a foot long and weigh 12 oz. Because of their size, creek chub can sometimes catch impressively large fish. Creek chub are a favorite meal for many fish including brown trout, walleye, largemouth and smallmouth bass and northern pike.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

How to:

Things You’ll Need:
  • Fishing rod
  • Fishing tackle
 
Step 1
Hook the creek chub through the lips for repeated cast-and-reel fishing. Insert the hook through the bottom lip and out through the top between the nostrils. The creek chub will swim naturally back toward you as you reel it in, attracting attention from your quarry.
Step 2
Hook the chub through the back of the tail just in front of the fin if you want it to swim free with no gear on the line. Creek chubs naturally swim down to the bottom in shallow water, so this a useful method if you want to catch bass or catfish in 3 to 6 feet of water.
Step 3
Hook the chub through the skin top of the back, taking care not to pierce the spine. This will allow the creek chub to swim fairly naturally in a float and sinker rig.
 

Article Written By Isaiah David

Isaiah David is a freelance writer and musician living in Portland, Ore. He has over five years experience as a professional writer and has been published on various online outlets. He holds a degree in creative writing from the University of Michigan.

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