1st Salt Creek chub of 2018

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1st Salt Creek chub of 2018

Postby Rambler » Apr Wed 25, 2018 12:50 pm

Decided last minute to hit Salt Creek this AM. Started with a jig & twister & got 0. Switched to a silver Phoebe spoon & got this one. Better yet, a bigger one followed him in. Sign of good things to come.

10 minutes after landing him 2 healthy-looking coyotes trotted by on the opposite bank. After spotting me they took off like their tails were on fire. Scarred up a group of Whitetails. Great morning.
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Re: 1st Salt Creek chub of 2018

Postby Darkstar72 » Apr Wed 25, 2018 1:36 pm

The chubs are strong in that creek. My buddy and I found a fun hole to just keep catching chubs.

Since Busse feeds the creek wouldn't those chubs make great muskie bait? (big bass too)
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Re: 1st Salt Creek chub of 2018

Postby Aux Pleins » Apr Wed 25, 2018 2:32 pm

Those slimy chubs make up a lot of the gravelly sections in your neck of the woods on the dpr. Well the very few gravelly spots. Belmont bridge, Milwaukee West RR, Grand ave especially, 1st ave. Then again gotta wait for low water for rifles ya need. Friggin urban fishin...

Way to spank the chub.
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Re: 1st Salt Creek chub of 2018

Postby Lip_Yanker » Apr Wed 25, 2018 3:22 pm

Oh boy, Rambler showing off his chub again. This place is really going downhill... :sarcasm:
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Re: 1st Salt Creek chub of 2018

Postby Rambler » Apr Wed 25, 2018 3:34 pm

^^^Good one Yanker. Should I change my name to chub_yanker? :D
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Re: 1st Salt Creek chub of 2018

Postby Scipio24 » Apr Wed 25, 2018 10:14 pm

Nice Rambler! Always enjoy your Salt Creek posts.
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Re: 1st Salt Creek chub of 2018

Postby vman01 » Apr Wed 25, 2018 11:39 pm

Chub sportfishing is just good fun. Nice post Rambler, looks like the water is low and clear
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Re: 1st Salt Creek chub of 2018

Postby Rambler » Apr Thu 26, 2018 8:24 am

vman01 wrote:looks like the water is low and clear

Lower than a few weeks ago and quite clear. And yes, chubs are fun especially on UL gear. Can't get closer to trout fishing on a nice stream anywhere in Cook County - look at the colors on that chub.
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Re: 1st Salt Creek chub of 2018

Postby Phil6 » Apr Thu 26, 2018 8:37 am

I have never caught a chub and have no sense of scale in that image.. how big is that chub? I always thought they were just a few inches
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Re: 1st Salt Creek chub of 2018

Postby RonG » Apr Thu 26, 2018 9:32 am

Assaulting the salty chubs!
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Re: 1st Salt Creek chub of 2018

Postby Rambler » Apr Thu 26, 2018 12:09 pm

Phil6 wrote:I have never caught a chub and have no sense of scale in that image.. how big is that chub? I always thought they were just a few inches

Phil - you don't know what you're missing!

Chubs are small. I suspect most WCFers turn their noses up at them. The one in the picture is about 6" - pretty average for Salt Creek. A few years back I caught a 12"er on another stretch - a real giant. But again, they're a hoot on UL gear. I use 4lb mono on a Pflueger President 6720 on a 7' Cableas Proguide UL rod - the nicest UL setup I've ever had.

BTW - went back again this AM & got skunked. Lost 2 lures - a Roostertail spinner & a Wobbleright spoon in a tree. Closer examination of the tree through field glasses revealed many others caught in it. I plan to go back with my waders & liberate them all.

A solitary coyote trotted by on the opposite bank. Checked my watch & it was almost exactly the same time 2 of them came by yesterday. I suspect it was the male & the female is back home getting ready for a litter - it's just about that time.
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Re: 1st Salt Creek chub of 2018

Postby HEDDONFROG » Apr Fri 27, 2018 12:10 am

As always Rambler, you spin a great yarn.
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Re: 1st Salt Creek chub of 2018

Postby Lip_Yanker » Apr Sat 28, 2018 11:32 am

Rambler wrote:^^^Good one Yanker. Should I change my name to chub_yanker? :D




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