- Apr 12, 2015
I told Vollmer Id share my Creek chub set up. Heres what I got to catch and keep these baitfish. Creek chubs grow up to over 8 inches in length and are fairly easy to catch once you know what your looking for. I fish creeks in the Minot area for mine but Im sure creeks leading to most larger bodies of water hold these lil guys. I tend to target pools right after rapids in creeks. I Mostly use ice fishing jigs with the barbs pinched shut. I found out the hard way that this step really helps. I lose a few but its well worth it for getting them off the hook easy. For bait i prefer to use earth worms i find in my yard. Nightcrawlers also work. Ive even had luck on small gulp. they eat just about anything. If you dont catch them within a few minutes move on.I also carry a few small spinners and spoons because you find pike in the oddest spots and i just like catch them. I use a 5 foot ultra light rod with an ice fishing spinning reel loaded with 2 lb suffix superline. My tank is a feed trough i bought at tractor supply. Filter is just a walmart double pumper. A lid is a MUST, Creek chubs love to jump and if you do not have a good lid you will find chubs on your floor, they will find the smallest hole, this step is very importantI choose to feed my chubs but i know others that dont. Little kids love watching them feed with these floating pellets. They just attack it. its fun to watch.