Re: NANFA-- Creek Chub Removal

Jay DeLong (
Tue, 09 Sep 2003 18:49:50 -0700

>We used to catch them like this as kids to get bait for crappie, bass and
>catfish, before any of us knew about nets and whatnot. It works pretty
>well. Just use tiny pieces of worm, bread or some lunch meat as bait. If
>they get shy about it, just feed them the same foods for a week without the
>hooks and they'll not think a moment about slamming a piece on the hook when
>you switch it in.

But like the saying goes: Schreckstoff happens. When I was a kid I used to
angle for creek chubs in a clear pool below a culvert. The first 3 or 4
would hit the bait, then I couldn't get a strike no matter what bait I
used. I figured they had wised up to me, but now I think it was probably
more chemical than visual.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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