Feeding Creek Chubs - posted in Minnows and Suckers: Just picked up 4 creek chubs tonight. Huge chubs. Little creek chubs even have to watch out for bigger creek chubs. They're sharing a 30 long with a 2.75" green sunfish as a tankmate. If you are unsure of the origin of your chubs, you should follow the most restrictive recommendation (once a month). How Do They Reproduce? Not too many humans eat creek chubs, although they reportedly are tasty. Above: Creek stew, made from organic garden herbs and creek chub and fall fish.It's almost free to make, and delicious Unfortunately, I forgot the recipe. Little creek chubs even have to watch out for bigger creek chubs. Page 1 of 2 - Creek chub as tablefare - posted in General Fishing Discussion: Has anybody ever tried to eat creek chub?? Fins are yellowish or … As long as you have a good environment and food for them, they can live and breed properly for a long time. What do creek chubs eat?! Creek chubs are a main larval item for many predators, such as walleyes, brown trout, northern pike, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass. The creek chub is a slender, fine-scaled minnow with a black blotch at front of the dorsal fin and a black spot at the base of the tail fin. Post By: FishingJunkie Posted: 12/6/2018 8:22:36 AM Points: 1816 I've spent some time chasing creek chubs for bait - but no luck. Some anglers and bait dealers harvest them for bait. I fished a spot this year where I regularly nabbed 10 inch creek chubs. Dark olive back with silvery sides that have greenish or purplish reflections and a thick dusky stripe. During summer vacations, we fished most every day and tried to constantly explore new streams, brooks, and lakes. I've been using pellet dog food for bait but managed none on my trap the last two times. Predatory fish love to munch on creek chubs, so … Wild fish is free, too, and, if you get it from a clean source, it's clean, too, both physically, and environmentally. Keeping them alive is pretty easy, though if you plan to keep them for the long-term, I suggest preparing ahead. Creek chubs make excellent bait and are easy to catch, whether for baiting or as pets. ? I guess it was because I didn't much care what kind of fish I was catching so long as I caught them. Creek chubs spawn from early May in southern Minnesota into July in the north when water temperatures are 13-18° C (55-65° F). If we could reach it by bicycle, we fished it. One six inch or bigger creek chub, scales removed, gutted, and head and tail removed as well, Rinsed off in cold water to get any slim off the skin, dip in egg-milk wash, coat in flour, drop in fryer, salt and pepper, good eating by my standards Other than being very bony I wonder what they taste like? I use a minnow trap like the one below. The creek chub is a big, meaty minnow species found throughout the central and eastern regions of North America, in both Canada and the United States. Three are 5" and one is 6". Because they often school in lakes, loons, kingfishers, and mergansers also commonly eat them. State health agencies have found that it is safe to eat Lake Superior bloaters once a week and Lake Michigan bloaters once a month. As a kid, I wasn't real good with fish identification. It's a common catch in small streams. I've always assumed that smallies eat creek chubs, but I'm basing that assumption on just my own observations that the two species often share the same water (at least where I fish in Michigan), the chubs tend to be smaller and dumber than the bass, and bass will generally eat whatever they can catch. The sunfish has been eating … Yes I'm warfare the chubs can get to big, when they do I'll out them in their own 40 gallon or in my 75 with a bunch if other both native and tropical fish.
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