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Winding Rivulet - In Search of Big Chub

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Winding Rivulet - In search of big Chub

 

Introduction

This guide was written with the intent to show players how to catch the Chub in Winding Rivulet and to cover bottom fishing and spinning techniques. I know that Chub can be caught on the float fishing as well but I am not a fan of float fishing in currents. Please remember that in our game Fish might change spots and baits. Those spots that I will show you might not work in the future and the same goes to the baits I used. 

 

Species Overview

Chub Squalius cephalus is a European species of freshwater fish in the carp family Cyprinidae. It is a stocky fish with a large rounded head. Its body is long and cylindrical in shape and is covered large greenish-brown scales which are edged with narrow bands of black across the back paling to golden on the flanks and even paler on the belly. The tail is dark brown or black and the dorsal fin is a greyish-green in colour and all the other fins being are orange-red. The vertebrae count is 42-48. It can grow to 60 cm standard length but most fish are around 30 cm. The fish can live for up to 22 years in the wild.

It is most abundant in small rivers and large streams where there are riffles and pools. It occurs along the banks of  slow-flowing lowland rivers in a large lake and even in mountain streams. The adult fish are solitary but the juvenile fish are sociable and occur in shoals. The larvae and juveniles prefer rather shallow habitats along shorelines and these smaller fish have a diet of aquatic and terrestrial animals and plant material while the large, solitary adults prey mainly on fishes. Chub is also feeding on worms, mollusks, crustaceans, and various insect larvae while large chub eat considerable numbers of small fish, such as chub, eels, common dace, common roach, gudgeon and minnows as well as frogs, crayfish, voles and young water birds.

 

Spots, gear

I spend around 6 hrs over 3 days trying 4 different spots on Winding Rivulet map. I used 2 feeders (bottom tackle) and 1 UL setup (spinning tackle).

For bottom fishing I used :

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For spinning I used :

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Spots that I was fishing on :

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Results

Spot no.1 - Not many chubs :( 

Spot no.2 - Chub was baiting mostly on my spinning setup - I used UL setup and twitching with my small wobblers - retrieve speed 15.

Spot no.3 - No chubs were biting for me

Spot no.4 - Chubs Heaven - Had a lot of Chubs here on my feeders using Cockchafers and Grasshoppers.

 

Chubs were biting all day and night but the most bites I had were between 2 am and 10 am (in game ofc)  temp 12-14 C no rain.

Chubs will also bite on other baits - Red worm, Worm and Pearl Barley but Cockchafers and Grasshoppers were their favourite baits.

Looks like chubs on bottom fishing likes an area between deep and shallow water - just at the edge. 

Chubs were biting for me on spinning the most on spot no.2 Looks like they like shiny wobblers and sunny weather, and for bottom fishing at spot no.4

 

Average Chub Keep net during those 3 days:

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During this research I was also able to catch trophy Chub on Spot no.4 :

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Conclusion

Chubs are really nice looking and awesome fish to target. Chubs can be caught all day long but there are most active in the early morning and night. Chubs will bite on all different baits but I had the most success using insects ( bottom fishing) and small shiny wobblers ( spinning setup). Look for the Chubs on the edge of deep and shallow water and use light setups to catch them.

 

Good luck and have fun guys. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask here on the forum ( not in game please). Thanks 

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my pb Chub ty Levo:) frogs and bleak works too but more bite on grasshopper and Cockchafers.

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Level 33 and never caught a trophy chub so decided to follow this guide and target them. Got this just 28 minutes into targeting them! thanks for the guide. Also caught in 107:100

 

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Tried 4th spot. Was OK for 15 mins and then went dead for more than a day. Really disappointing. Hoped this guide will be good for longer than few days.

 

Tight lines everyone and good luck finding trophy Chub.

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Try using this GB mix from the second screenshot on my post above. the hercules oatmeal can be found in the grocery store and the wheat grains in the farmers market.

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11 hours ago, greatfishing59 said:

hello guys, I decided to bottom fish a little using my own made groundbait made of crackers and fly maggots and as bait cockcafer and I got many chubs and my 3rd trophy chub, I cast a little also and got some pikes and some perchs, can you tell me an advice of which another cheap ingredientes I can use to made groundbait?

 

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@greatfishing59

 

Take a look at this sheet, maybe there`s something in it for you.

https://1drv.ms/x/s!AskLRZQtEGYEg2F_vwdX49JV1WqX (all credits to Mikerblue)

 

Regards,

 

Butcher™

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