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well........... you can buy them from cathy winkler in mankato.. pretty difficult to find this late in the season unless you have some land with a creek flowing through it. they get snatched out of the community spots usually by walleye opener.

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I think there's a bait store near New Ulm that sells creek chubs too...not sure what it's called, just north of town I believe.

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do as i did when I was a kid, find ank creek, drainage ditch ecy and fish for em! smile canned corn makes great bait for these guys also smile

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do as i did when I was a kid, find ank creek, drainage ditch ecy and fish for em! smile canned corn makes great bait for these guys also smile

Great tip, but for folks with limited fishing time, spending 1/2 of it fishing for bait isn't always an option. Specifically, weekday evening fishing comes to mind -- great to have options on where one can just go and buy bait, even if it does cost more. To each his own, but there's certainly nothing wrong with having both the catch-your-own option and the option to purchase quality baits.

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Big suckers are a good bait this time of year for both live and cut bait, and easier to find at bait shops. Better than bullies post spawn IMO.

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Big suckers are a good bait this time of year for both live and cut bait, and easier to find at bait shops. Better than bullies post spawn IMO.

with his resume one should not argue....

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with his resume one should not argue....

argue or offering alternatives..... everyone knows they both can work well.

Good reminder ec30.... thanks

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Will frozen suckers work for cut bait.

Yep they will I will save my suckers from ice fishing season I just throw them in a zip lock and store them until use but sometimes it seems all they want is fresh cut suckers/creekcubs

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argue or offering alternatives..... everyone knows they both can work well.

Good reminder ec30.... thanks

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Yeah, suckers do work well post spawn. There's this LFC dude I know who always catches fish in August with them. July, this year, I'm sure.

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Yeah, suckers do work well post spawn. There's this LFC dude I know who always catches fish in August with them. July, this year, I'm sure.

That LFC dude just plain always catches fish grin

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There are some places where shad will congregate during certain times of the year. I can't say for certain where or when it will be as it is different each year, but we try to be prepared with a large dip net in the boat to scoop em up if stumble into them. I try to keep some frozen, but fresh is always better.

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Nice shad!

I hope you save some for sturgeon, thats right around the corner.

Does this pattern happen in spring, summer, fall? I would guess sometime in the summer...But wouldn't have a clue.

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Fall is a great time to round up bait but not saying it can't be done at other times of the year

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hey it shouldn't be too tough to find some chubs if you're located in minneapolis. lots of spots in the west metro to get them, haven't ever searched the east metro since i work on the westside and usually stop by on my way home.

check google earth for creeks running out of lakes, also large marshy areas are easy to spot on the map and usually have creeks flowing through them.

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50- Are you talking about catching them in areas of the west metro or shops in that area that sell them? I am curious because I work in the west metro daily also and would be interested if your willing to tell, PM me if you want. Thanks

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50- Are you talking about catching them in areas of the west metro or shops in that area that sell them? I am curious because I work in the west metro daily also and would be interested if your willing to tell, PM me if you want. Thanks

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I'll see your 75% and raise it to 99% sure that he's talking about catching, based on the commentary about using creeks, marshy areas, and google earth as potential ways to find the locations.

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but we try to be prepared with a large dip net in the boat to scoop em up if stumble into them.

such a PITA. Just let me have one toss with cast net. One freaking toss and i'm good all year.

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Yes, exactly why he said just let me have one cast...as in speaking to those who outlawed them

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