Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
vexi

Chubby darter

Recommended Posts

Last night I caught my first walleyes while using CD. I first put her down and was able to get fish to come in but wouldnt hit. I then put a minnow head on the tail hook and the next fish that came in just slammed it. Any body else have to do this to get them to hit?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Have to"? No. Do I to rule CD out for a given time/date/place? Sure! If you can draw them in quick, bit they won't bite, they need something "extra". A minnow head is the best for the CD equation, I feel. Minnow smell, minnow taste, added to minnow action.

The only downside is that the action from jigging the CD changes unpredictably depending on the size of the minnow head, which hook and which treble you hook it on, where in the head you hook it, if you got a lot of nice tasty smelly gut strings hanging off it.... The variation is infinite. It is indeed possible to end up with a CD on the end of your line that moves so unnaturally as to turn off what would up-to-that-point have been somewhat interested fish.

I always jig-test the CD after adding any bait to the hook to make sure it isn't moving too different or obviously unnaturally.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always tip my Chubbys with a minnow head on the front hook. Congrats! I LOVE THE CHUB! (keep the mind out of the gutter wink

Ha. Yeah it's Friday. grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have yet to catch anything on the chubby I have...one night I have it quite a work out trying to committ to it for awhile, and nothing. I wish fishing one of the smaller ones (hoping to get either an eye or crappie to hit)...but I couldn't get squat. I must not have found the secret technique yet!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations for no longer being a "Chubby Virgin". wink

Tipping with a scent option is productive. I try to keep it as lean as I can. In fact to add meat scent I smooch a minnow and smear it on to add the bloody crippled scent of a wounded vulnerable pray fish. This has the least negative effect on the Chubby's action.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m going to pick a couple of these up. And I mean “couple”. Kind of $$$.

So, what’s a good size to start with when hunting the Eyes on a larger, fairly clear, body of water?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pick colors that most closely match the primary forage in clear water.

In stained to dirty water Glows are great, as are Hot Perch, Gold Metallic Orange, or Yellows.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well that hoarse has long left the barn...there is no such thing for me as just one Chubby. But for your benefit I'll pull a rabbit out of my...Ah...hat.

For Walleye #6 Luminescent Orange Dace (LOD 6).

For me Panfish/Crappie/Perch #3 Luminescent Blue Dace (LBD 3) .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So I am sold on the chubby,I took all the input from here but is there a chubby that will catch me something in the 14-18 range?Is it just the pigs that like the chubby?We watched on cam.WOW!keepers ran,and pigs pounded it.But I am not a pig fisher.I just want one for my belly a day.Any tips would be greatly appreciated.Or do you draw them in with the chubby and go to your go to for keepers?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tried them for the first time on LOW last week with #3 Hot perch and it worked great tipped with an emerald shiner head on the first treble.

For some reason one of the hooks on the first treble was dull, is this normal?

BTW, caught eyes/saugers ranging from 8-22 inches.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The size #4 will do better on pan sized walleye eaters.

Keep in mind that eaters often prey on a different diet than sows. They are feeding on tiny minnows not fingerlings.

In general #3's and #4's draw more pokes from the smaller game fish and pan fish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How well do the smaller ones work for pannies?

Yes the #3 is designed especially for pan fish. I would try the luminescent models for night bight species and the metallic models for day biters.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had my best luck for walleyes on the #3 so far and have never nailed a big walleye on them yet...crappies from 10in and up have hit my #5s before

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this