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Chub, also known as European chub, are freshwater fish that are part of the Cyprinidae family. They are commonly found in rivers and streams across Europe and parts of Asia. Chub have a distinctive appearance with a robust body, large scales, and a slightly concave head. They are omnivorous and feed on a variety of aquatic insects, crustaceans, and plant matter.

Chub are popular among anglers for their size and fighting ability when caught. They can grow quite large, with some individuals reaching weights of over 10 pounds.

Spinning for chub can be an exciting and rewarding fishing technique. Chub are known for their aggressive feeding behavior, making them a popular target for anglers using spinning gear. Here are some tips for spinning for chub:

  1. Lures: Chub are attracted to a variety of lures, including spinners, spoons, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Experiment with different lure types and colors to see what the chub in your area respond to best.
  2. Retrieve: Chub are known to be active predators, so a steady retrieve with occasional pauses or jerks can entice them to strike. Vary your retrieve speed and rhythm to mimic injured baitfish and trigger a strike.
  3. Location: Look for chub in areas with cover, such as fallen trees, overhanging branches, or rocks. Chub prefer areas with some current, so target minnows and other smaller fish where they can ambush prey.
  4. Tackle: Use light to medium spinning tackle to target chub. A sensitive rod and reel combo paired with light line will allow you to feel the strikes and enjoy the fight when hooking into a chub.
  5. Timing: Early morning and late afternoon are often productive times for chub fishing, as they are more active during these periods.

When fishing for chub, using the right lures can increase your chances of a successful catch. Here are some effective lures for targeting chub:

  1. Spinners: Spinners are a popular choice for chub fishing. Their flashy blades and spinning action can attract the attention of chub, enticing them to strike.
  2. Spoons: Spoons are another effective lure for chub. Their wobbling action mimics injured baitfish, making them irresistible to predatory chub.
  3. Crankbaits: Crankbaits that resemble small fish or insects can be effective for chub fishing. Retrieve them at varying speeds to find the right action that triggers a strike.
  4. Soft Plastics: Soft plastic lures like worms, grubs, or small creature baits can also be effective for chub. Rig them on a jig head or drop shot rig for enticing presentations.
  5. Topwater Lures: Floating lures that create surface disturbance, such as poppers or floating minnows, can be exciting to use when targeting chub in shallow water.

Remember to check local fishing regulations and practice catch-and-release when possible to help conserve chub populations.



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It’s the beginning of autumn and there aren’t many bathers left (actually almost none, even though the sea is still 23 degrees Celsius).

A few hours of fishing on the Adriatic Sea.

Let’s try to catch a fish or two ????.

Will the monofilament start unwinding from the fishing reel?




In my opinion squids are one of the best baits for many sea fish. I used Patagonian squid for bait. Hook size 4.

Tip: Remove the very thin skin from the squid, which you can leave on the squid, but squid are more attractive to fish without the skin, and cut it into strips.

Fishing with artificial bait was not successful, only one cuttlefish was caught for a few seconds and it fell off the hook. That’s the beauty of fishing, one time you catch another time you don’t.







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On the old gravel pit where I usually fish for carp I decided to try my luck at catching a tench. sSunny weather was forecast that day with possible afternoon thunderstorms Maybe I catch one ??

I chose my fishing spot in front of the water lilies, where I noticed fish activity.

Tactics

I used mixed fish (corn, tigernuts, wheat, hemp), boilies, pellets and ground bait to attract tench.

I bait regular the fishing spot every 20-30minutes, but in smaller quantities. I did not want to use too much bait for day fishing because the fish would be overeating and probably would not be successful.

I used two smaller sized boilies (10mm) for the bait and the hook number 8.



Fish on…..

I noticed a tench jump from the water near my fishing spot. About 15 minutes later my bite alarm started to scream. I quickly went to the fishing rod and already felt that there was probably tench on the hook. Shortly after, the tench was already on the unhooking mat.

After a quick photo and use of antiseptic I release it back into the lake.

After a long time, i finally caught the tench. I was very happy.

Water from the lake to keep the fish wet.

Just a little bit…………..

………and tench was already swimming back in the lake.

Bye bye beauty :).

You can also watch a short movie bellow:

Successful day for me 🙂

But there may still be some bite……………..

……………….black clouds were coming from far away and the forecast was not promising. I barely managed to put fishing gear in the car when it started to rain very heavily.

Despite the storm, a very great day was spent by the lake with my darling.

Lake

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