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Wade Joseph

Creek Chubs as bait?

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Took the little guy up the brule in the Canoe today...nothing but 2 6 inch rainbows as 5 creek chubs. I kept em and froze em. Gonna try them as bait.

Think they will work?

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Here we use either live or cut chubs as catfish bait.... = BIG Flatheads 40lbs+

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I shouldn't even have to say this, but i hope you mean only the chubs and not the rainbows. crazy.gif

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Creek Chubs are great walleye bait on the river in the fall Wade. Live are better of course. Big Rainbows are also good. Suckers are ok but Rainbows and chubs are better.

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rainbow chubs i pressume, not rainbow trout. grin.gif although i heard that pike find them mighty tasty.

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Yes, I meant the chubs...thats why I titled the topic as such. Being a law abiding person, I promtly released the rainbow trout since they were well inder the size limit.

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I know Gander is selling creekies as Redtails. I bought some last week and didn't look at anything but the size of the minnows in the tank and they looked real nice, got to the lake and to my suprised I had a couple dozen of Creek chubs at 8 bones a dozen. I'm stopping back up to Gander tonight to let them know. Creek chubs are good minows, don't get me wrong, but nothing compairs to Redtails in my opinion.

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nblasin,

I have seen redtails, and in my opinion are overpriced. The creek chubs you purchased are a superior bait in my opinion, but not at the price you paid. In the spring, the creek chub has a red stripe on its side, which disappears when the water warms up. They are very susceptible to low oxygen, but very tough in all other aspects. The rainbow chub and creek chub, are both dace minnows. If you can find either, buy them instead of the red tails. I have been in the bait business for 23 years, and this is just my opinon, albeit, an educated one:)

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The creek chubs are my go to bait in the fall for eyes and bass. Ya Ill fish bass every once in a while. Like mid day when the eyes arent going too good. wink.gif

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