Chub in the spring - what and where to catch?

Choosing a place to catch a chub. Tackles and lures for catching a chub in the spring? Chub on microjig. Posting the bait.

Fishing for the chub in our southern provinces sometimes opens already in March, more often in April, but during this period the water temperature is still quite low, not exceeding eight degrees, which negatively affects the chub. Therefore, the most productive red-feathered predator exits only on quiet sunny days, when the water warms up to some extent in the shallow coastal waters, channel edges and reed thickets, where the chub also extends to the border of calm waters and a fast stream stream.

Choosing a place to catch a chub

When choosing a fishing place, one should take into account the chub's gravity toward fast currents, especially countercurrent vortex flows and the boundaries between the coastal strip of relatively quiet water and the channel current. Here, in the reeds and still waters, circles from a melting small fish usually diverge, which attracts a lobed predator here. Often the chub grip follow on the border of the reverse flow and the main jet stream.

What lures do chubs catch in spring

The most gambling and often the most effective, not to mention sportiness, is at this time catching a chub on small and sweeping wobblers of the minnow class. These are miniature baits ranging in size from three to five centimeters. In addition, microjig has been successfully used, where various small baits of edible rubber are hooked, resembling in appearance either crustaceans, or shrimps, or combined, their appearance is so exotic, where artificial legs, claws, tails fluctuate over the course. But the chub, not paying attention to the strange appearance of such baits like Hoggy Hog, grabs them and pleases the soul of a fisherman who has missed spinning over the winter.

Among the catchy wobblers include the Owner Selection TMI-53 floating bait, which, moreover, still stably holds on to the current. Of the sinking wobblers, the lures of Tackle House Buffet S43, Rigge 46S can be distinguished.

Silicone worms

There are still lures to which the chub reacts recklessly and actively, since they are similar to lampreys, which this predator eagerly feeds, of course, where lampreys are found, which does not happen in every river. These lures are silicone worms. They are mounted on hooks of jig heads, Texas rigs and other jig fishing gear. Edible rubber is commonly used.

Spring chub on microjig

For catching a chub on microjig and generally on light lures, ultralight fishing rods are most suitable, which have good sensitivity, especially when using light lures. At the same time, these rods have a margin of safety sufficient for survival and large predators. Usually in such lightweight and durable rods they use new technologies, where the structure of the blank material is viscous and twisted, which makes the rods very flexible and durable with their miniature size. However, they still remain helpless against shock lateral loads, like all carbon fiber rods.

Braid and harness

For catching a chub in the spring on a spinning rod, it is best to use a thin and strong braided cord, which, without sailing and stretching, unlike a monofilament, allows you to lead the bait in a controlled mode, sensitively reacts to the touch of a predator and a bite. The braided cord has the ability to “cut” the stream, which cannot be monofilament fishing line, which usually bends under the pressure of the stream and stretches, responding poorly to bites and not allowing the bait to be in the desired game mode, and this is usually jerking - twitching. The principle of wiring is to reel the bait with simultaneous twitches of the tackle with the tip of the rod. Sometimes pauses are made and often at these pauses and a bite of an interested chub follows.

What else do chubs catch in spring

But not only spinningists have the opportunity to catch a chub in the spring. These silver predators sometimes no less eagerly grab a brush of worms on the hook of a feeder or even a thrower, if only the tackle was not on burbot, that is, relatively miniature. Moreover, small narrow fish in the body can serve as bait, for example, gudgeon, bleak and verkhovka. At the beginning of summer, when a full season of open water opens, you can catch a chub even on summer fly-buggers using a gudgeon, which will be the best live bait. At least, such fishing was practiced on the Yaran River, where girders hung directly on the bushes hanging over the water.