The European and North American fish of the carp family, Squalius cephalus, is a freshwater fish which represents different groups. Chub is a great bait fish, this small fish can help you to catch big targets. One of the greediest and fighter fish which aren’t line shy, so you will definitely enjoy catching it.
In North America, the most common fishes which referred to as chub are,
Sometimes, the fishes other than cyprinids are also referred to as chubs as they are present in the northern North America,
Chub are present in the slow moving rivers in the barbel zone as well as along the banks, bays, piers, rock piles, wood, brackish waters and shoals they mostly prefer the shallow habitats and in the lakes it undergoes spawning migrations. Lake chub prefer cold water lakes.
Chub mostly present in the European rivers, streams and lakes but also found in North American states such as Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Montana, Dakota, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Michigan.
Chub is omnivores fish it can feed on insects and plants when aggressive, even eat small mammals. They are often regarded as gluttonous, as they eat everything they encounter. They are mostly active int the afternoon in summers and in morning in winters. The favorite diet of chub is crustaceans, plants seeds, algae, worms, fish eggs, flies, larvae, minnows, roach, dace.
Little chubs are difficult to catch, however, the following methods are quite useful, the methods can be applied to different locations as difference of conditions.
The best and most used method is trotting and free-lining.
Chub are considered as small fish, but certain times they behave aggressively and are famous to quickly bite the bait, so be wise to choose your baits and fishing gear.