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Fish the woody and shady areas of the creeks. With a small ice jig. With either a small piece of gulp or worm on it.

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are you talking about the vermillion that goes through farmington? i have fished the vermillion for years, and i have never seen creek chubs in it. if your going to fish the vermillion, fish for pike.......its worth it

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I've caught creek chubs out of the vermillion. Just fish the "lower vermillion". Anywhere east of hwy 52 all the way to Hastings is great chub water. Find a deeper hole, and you will find chubs.

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thanks mudcat, is it ok for us to park our cars right by the bridges and/or streets? Looks like I'd be crossing lots of private property farms.

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Think small. Small creeks. Water quality doesn't seem to matter much, I've caught tons of them from the Minnehaha Creek in Minneapolis to clear cold water trout streams. I tend to find them in shallow, rocky, faster water. Tiny jig and a piece of a crawler is dynamite.

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Make sure you use a quality jig with a sharp hook, it makes all the difference when trying to collect these leapers. The other day I had a cheap bulk “no name” ice jig on and I must have hooked a dozen and they keep throwing the jig. I thought it was the hook, so I put another one on…..same thing.

I switched to a name brand “Northland” jig after that and didn’t lose a one.

Oh and the Vermllion does have chubs, but make sure you are fishing a section that is legal to take bait from since it is a designated trout stream.

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good ice jigs and waxies are the ticket for me I ussally look for deep water on a bend and look for current. with the rain were getting today look for feeder creeks and current seams

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I looked through the dnr trout stream map, found a small creek lower vermillion, which dnr allow us to fish. guess I'll try that spot.

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I use to pull lots of then when I was fishing the creeks in Missouri. I use a worm on plain hook, then I set them to dry up on the hook, so I can reuse it over and over. Didn't know that they have them here as well. Sweet. laugh

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What is the biggest creek chub any of you have caught? I caught a 9in creek chub earlier this summer. I was wondering if that would be a trophy creek chub. lol

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I catch them up to 11" quite often. I would say 12" and over is pretty darn big.

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