I fished a spot this year where I regularly nabbed 10 inch creek chubs. Predatory fish love to munch on creek chubs, so … Other than being very bony I wonder what they taste like? I've been using pellet dog food for bait but managed none on my trap the last two times. Dark olive back with silvery sides that have greenish or purplish reflections and a thick dusky stripe. 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. Wild fish is free, too, and, if you get it from a clean source, it's clean, too, both physically, and environmentally. I guess it was because I didn't much care what kind of fish I was catching so long as I caught them. Little creek chubs even have to watch out for bigger creek chubs. What do creek chubs eat?! Little creek chubs even have to watch out for bigger creek chubs. Creek chubs spawn from early May in southern Minnesota into July in the north when water temperatures are 13-18° C (55-65° F). State health agencies have found that it is safe to eat Lake Superior bloaters once a week and Lake Michigan bloaters once a month. The sunfish has been eating … If you are unsure of the origin of your chubs, you should follow the most restrictive recommendation (once a month). Creek chubs make excellent bait and are easy to catch, whether for baiting or as pets. 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 If we could reach it by bicycle, we fished it. ? Page 1 of 2 - Creek chub as tablefare - posted in General Fishing Discussion: Has anybody ever tried to eat creek chub?? 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. Fins are yellowish or … It's a common catch in small streams. I use a minnow trap like the one below. 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. Keeping them alive is pretty easy, though if you plan to keep them for the long-term, I suggest preparing ahead. As long as you have a good environment and food for them, they can live and breed properly for a long time. 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. During summer vacations, we fished most every day and tried to constantly explore new streams, brooks, and lakes. Because they often school in lakes, loons, kingfishers, and mergansers also commonly eat them. 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. Feeding Creek Chubs - posted in Minnows and Suckers: Just picked up 4 creek chubs tonight. Huge chubs. As a kid, I wasn't real good with fish identification. How Do They Reproduce? 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. Not too many humans eat creek chubs, although they reportedly are tasty. They're sharing a 30 long with a 2.75" green sunfish as a tankmate. 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