In a world where naturally occurring trout are only found in the coolest, cleanest, and most untouched streams, where the hard core trout fishermen often pay dollars in the 6 digits and more for guided trip in Montana, one can wonder why members of the creek chub family, Semotilus, are so disliked by fly fisherman and others.
Nowadays in Maryland, to catch trout might mean making the drive to the Savage River during the stocking season. Someone without the transportation might not be able to do that. Someone without buying expensive fly fishing gear even can catch chub. Pound for pound, they provide just as much fight as trout, and even more, according to some. Chub are much hardier than trout, and are not as wary as a brown trout, which tolerates much warmer water than it's cousins. Whether it be a curly tailed grub, fly, live worm on a hook, or inline spinner, chub take them all.
They will take spoons, spinners, small soft plastics, streamers, dry flies, and small plastic worms. I have found that fishing with a Trout Magnet, pink color, works very well with them. Ultralight tackle is the key with this fish.
Hi. I am Ian, an extremely avid bass fisherman living in Howard County, MD. I like to bank fish and fish at local ponds and small creeks. I will explore budget friendly options for people to use in this blog. I hope I can teach you something.