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Smoked Chubs

Postby ffishman » Apr Mon 15, 2019 4:52 pm

Haven't had smoked chubs in a while. Got a taste for them, so to the store I go. Nobody around the Schaumburg area have any. Then I ask about Ciscoes, which I've been told are a close second, nada. I called Hagens in the city and they said they have not had them for over a year. What the heck is going on. Used to be most every store on a Friday had chubs for sale. Anybody know of a place around here that sells them.
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby cletedius » Apr Mon 15, 2019 5:09 pm

"The fish keg" in Evanston? Also, possibly Kauffmans in Skokie?

Wouldnt call either close to Schaumberg, but from that perspective theyre not terribly far from Hagens, either.
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby Grain » Apr Mon 15, 2019 9:03 pm

I imagine every "international" grocery will have smoked fish.
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Re: Smoked Chubs

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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby Rambler » Apr Tue 16, 2019 7:38 am

Why don't you just grab some UL gear & hit Salt Creek? Plenty of free chubs there. Then you can smoke them yourself.
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Re: Smoked Chubs

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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby Phil6 » Apr Tue 16, 2019 8:11 am

Rambler wrote:Why don't you just grab some UL gear & hit Salt Creek? Plenty of free chubs there. Then you can smoke them yourself.


Do they ever get bigger than a finger or two out there? How do you go about fishing for them?
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby SmalliesNEyes » Apr Tue 16, 2019 8:16 am

Phil6 wrote:
Rambler wrote:Why don't you just grab some UL gear & hit Salt Creek? Plenty of free chubs there. Then you can smoke them yourself.


Do they ever get bigger than a finger or two out there? How do you go about fishing for them?

Small jig and plastic on an ultralight, or a bobber with a small circle hook and all assorted live bait should work for them. And creek chubs can get big. We caught some out of a small creek feeding the Mazon and they were about 8 inches. My jerkbait that I caught all my big smallies on out of that river perfectly matched their pattern...
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby Rambler » Apr Tue 16, 2019 8:30 am

Phil6 wrote:Do they ever get bigger than a finger or two out there? How do you go about fishing for them?

Seems like you haven't been paying attention. How have you missed all the crap I've taken for catching chubs? :D

Biggest I've caught in Salt Creek was about 12" so they get a bit bigger than "a finger or two". Catch them all the time on Salt Creek with UL - 4lb mono. Small spinners, spoons, beetle spins, etc. The bigger ones actually put up a good fight - sort of like big 'gills.
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby catch&release » Apr Tue 16, 2019 9:22 am

Valli Produce in Arlington Hts, Wally's Market in Mt Prospect or Fresh Farms in Wheeling
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby catchafew » Apr Tue 16, 2019 3:52 pm

catch&release wrote:Fresh Farms in Wheeling
x2... Plus they have smoked pike and all sorts of weird smoked, dried, pickled and fresh fish. Don't mind the pushy Russian customers that cross-check you out of the way at the deli counter it's part of their charm.
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby Phil6 » Apr Tue 16, 2019 4:42 pm

catchafew wrote:
catch&release wrote:Fresh Farms in Wheeling
x2... Plus they have smoked pike and all sorts of weird smoked, dried, pickled and fresh fish. Don't mind the pushy Russian customers that cross-check you out of the way at the deli counter it's part of their charm.


lmao. Every time that Im at a Polish deli I'll always see a non-slav standing there out of place looking totally lost. I ALWAYS wonder whats going on in their head
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby ffishman » Apr Tue 16, 2019 5:34 pm

Called Don's Dock in Desplaines. And they go carry them, most of the time. Man, have they gotten expensive, 18 bucks a pound.
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby bobberwatcher » Apr Tue 16, 2019 7:04 pm

Saw some in walts foods today, not sure if you have one of those by you
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby Dr. Utssab » Apr Tue 16, 2019 7:15 pm

Phil6 wrote: How do you go about fishing for them?


I can positively say that trout flies, particularly nymphs in size 12-16, are your absolute best bet in catching the living shit out of creek chubs.
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby Woohoodude11 » Apr Wed 17, 2019 6:21 am

ffishman wrote:Called Don's Dock in Desplaines. And they go carry them, most of the time. Man, have they gotten expensive, 18 bucks a pound.

yeah...go catch em yourself lmao. That's insane.
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby Rambler » Apr Wed 17, 2019 7:11 am

Who was it that called chubs, "Cook County trout"?

Reminds me of a chapter in Fishless Days Angling Nights by Sparse Grey Hackle. He talks about a fancy-pants fly fisherman who shows off his 'monster' catch. Nobody bothers to tell him it's a chub. :D
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby badger75 » Apr Sat 20, 2019 2:17 pm

Didn't you meet that guy on SC a while back dressed in cammo doing his own video blog?
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby Rambler » Apr Sat 20, 2019 3:45 pm

badger75 wrote:Didn't you meet that guy on SC a while back dressed in cammo doing his own video blog?

You mean the guy who had a teddy bear dressed in camo in his backpack? Wow - yeah, that guy was really weird. :shock: But probably not the same guy Sparse Grey Hackle wrote about since his book was published in 1971 & I'm pretty sure most of his stories took place in the late 30s & early 40s.

Or maybe you mean the guy I ran into (also in camo) who claimed he caught trout in SC? That guy wasn't weird, he just didn't know the difference between chubs & trout.
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby Aux Pleins » Apr Sat 20, 2019 6:45 pm

Rambler wrote:Who was it that called chubs, "Cook County trout"?


I prefer google-eye bass. They hit anything, 16th ounce jigs, #1 inline spinners. Always caught them targeting rockbass on the Des Plaines between Rosemont and Riverside section particularly. Salt creek definitely carries a ton of them. They do like some current or riffles. When the water gets nice and low the Grand Avenue riffle is the spot.
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby ffishman » May Thu 02, 2019 4:27 pm

Funny thing, I was at Tony's today. I asked the guy at the fish counter if they ever carry Chubs. You would have thought I was speaking greek. I then asked about Ciscos, again, a puzzled look. To lighten the mood, I said that it was not a buddy of Poncho, again over his head. God, I feel old.
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby SpecialEd » May Fri 03, 2019 11:47 am

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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby threeats407 » May Fri 03, 2019 5:21 pm

Have not seen them at the Jewel I go to in years now and they used to have them often. There used to me a restaurant that had them on the salad bar on Wooster Lake I think it was. Whatever that lake Holiday Park used to be on I believe.
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby Rambler » May Sat 04, 2019 9:57 am

I don't get it. What does Levar Burton got to do with this?
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby Woohoodude11 » May Sat 04, 2019 1:35 pm

Rambler wrote:I don't get it. What does Levar Burton got to do with this?

That's Carl Weathers :lol: Chubbs Peterson from Happy Gilmore lol
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby Rambler » May Sat 04, 2019 2:38 pm

Well, sheeeeit! :D
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Re: Smoked Chubs

Postby SpecialEd » May Mon 06, 2019 7:50 am

I kept seeing this thread come up and everytime I read the post title I kept hearing "All ya gotta do is just tap it in... just taaap it in."
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