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using creek chubs for bait

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Does anyone have success with creek chubs? I havent had any luck yet this fall with rapalas or jigs, Should I try still fishing with chubs? I usually fish the evening hours from shore. Thanks for any advice.

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Any and all chubs will work this time of the year.I have no problem with redtail, creek and rainbow chubs in that order when you want to get that wallhanger at this time of the year. There is nothing better then having a chub just go nuts when you are lindy rigging and you feel the big CHOMP grin

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Creek chubs are an excellent bait, if you can get your hands on them, give them a try. There absolutely nuts as far as action goes, they work great in the winter as well under a tipup.

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Creeks are most certainly one of my favorite sumo walleye baits in fall, and especially late fall.

They are a extremely active bait. A couple of tips for rigging them is to use a 1 O/T Gami wide gap hook with the fold over weed guard. This helps to keep them on the rig when still fishing and slip rigging on a Lindy style rig. Nose-up hooking them with this style of hook is effective and the wide gap allows for a better hook-up rate.

Still fishing I often use the same style hook but hook them forward from the anal opening and out the tough skin ares between the rear anal fins, facing downwerds.

This will get them to swim up and shake violently when a predator approaches and they stay alive and active as the Creek can breath better. In faster currants as on rivers the nose-up hook rig often is best. Slower water the anal forward hook rig is a deadly set-up.

Jigging is deadly with Creeks too. Vertical jigging with nearly a dead-stick approach on a 1/2, 3/4 to 1 oz jig works wonders on heavy fall walleye. I am not afraid to use Creeks up to 9" for fall jigging. Most of the time a stinger hook is not needed as they tend to Woof it up head-on...yet there are times when a added #6 treble just behind the dorsal fin is well advised. Avoid the stinger if you can, they cause complications on an active baitfish such as a Creek Chub.

If available, I'll take 4" - 8" Creek Chubs every time in late fall.

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I agree with everyone here. I run lindy & creek chub too often this time of year. I have noticed they're not too successful when I've ran them on the river. Shiners or fatties are all I'll run there. I've heard the opposite but never witnessed a very good bite on river with chubs.

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