Monday, 26 May 2014

Creek Chubbing

While fishing a few different spots on the local creek recently I came across a fairly nice creek chub that hit my worm chunk. I find fishing for the small stuff is a good and cheap way to get my fix when the urge to wet a line takes hold. In my books this one is a trophy even if it is just a lowly minnow, it was clearly the king or queen of its little stretch of creek.

Some are big and some are small, none the less on ultra light tackle it's always a blast catching them. Occasionally schools are a lot smarter than others and seem to communicate with each other upon release some days. This makes getting from pool to pool looking for more biters a pain in the butt, adventure and fun all rolled up in one. Often we will come across, turtles, frogs, snakes, deer, beavers and waterfowl making it all the more enjoyable, however I could do without the mosquitoes and wood ticks. 

Creek Chubs make great bait for pike on a quick strike rig under a float, or as cut bait on a circle hook for catfish, however I recommend selective harvest, as a population can get fished out in a hurry.

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