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Re: Fallfish are always fun
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I've touted my appreciation of fallfish for years on this forum.

In my experience, however, they fight much better in warm water. They'll bite this time of year but often lack the zing they have in summertime.

Posted on: 2013/11/9 7:53


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Shhh, You guys are spot burning the best chub water in the state!

I refuse to call them fallfish in a lame attempt to make them seem more noble than they really are.

Embrace the chub!

Posted on: 2013/11/9 9:25


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In all sincerity, Lancaster County has some of the best actual Creek Chub water in the state.

As for Fallfish, I'll go ahead and spot burn it all right now. The Susquehanna River or any of its tributaries that average a flow of about 100 cfs or greater at their mouth. Have at it!

Posted on: 2013/11/9 10:02


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TimB wrote:
Embrace the chub!


Embrace the hornyhead chub!!!

I'm sorry, but that just looks like a tool with a bad case of VD!

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Posted on: 2013/11/9 11:16


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haha! What a chub.

Posted on: 2013/11/9 13:13


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There are no chubs in Lancaster. I have to travel out of the county to chase chubs. I've had much more success in Lebanon Co. & Cumberland Co. I float the Swattie and there are several good stretches: way upstream in the state park, Hummelstown, etc. The Quittie is pretty good as well.

Posted on: 2013/11/10 9:37


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SNUB THE CHUB, with the above photo I rest my case

Posted on: 2013/11/11 8:31


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Nasty, nasty things.

Anyone who says they ain't in Lancaster County is smokin' the whacky tobaccy though. My hatred for the thorny grunting wang fish grew right here in my home county.

Let me spot burn a few prime chub/fallfish waters for you. The Cocalico through downtown Ephrata for one. Lititz Run in the heat of the summer. Hammer Creek anywhere below Speedwell Forge.

Want me to keep going? Indian Run in Ephrata. The Conestoga through Talmage. Middle Creek. Oh screw it. Fish a nymph through any warm water body of water and you're bound to catch them. Nasty, nasty plague from God.

Posted on: 2013/11/11 10:08


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I probably catch more creek chubs than trout! You just got to deal with it...For those of you out there complaining about the smell, grunts and slime, you dont have to touch them...I just pull them out of the water by the fly and twist the hook upside down until they drop off the fly and swim back to where they came from...Simple! On the rare occasion that I touch them, it's because the hook got set too deep and I need to use forceps to get it out.

Posted on: 2013/11/11 11:26


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Hey, Squatch-
How about a guided trip? I'll buy lunch.

Posted on: 2013/11/11 11:55
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Love gettin a Chubby.Resized Image

Posted on: 2013/11/11 16:06
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KeithS wrote:
Hey, Squatch-
How about a guided trip? I'll buy lunch.


LOL! Actually, right down stream of the bridge where we met, there's some big froggy water that has some massive chubs in there! Big brookies too, but you gotta decide if catching the big ol' chubs is worth catching a 12" native....

Posted on: 2013/11/11 16:26


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On the Brandywine, some of the fallfish (native, wild beasties, they are) actually jump. On the hookup, sometimes they outfight similarly sized hatchery trouts. When I'm trying to catch a fallfish on dries, I have to pause just a bit to hook them. They are like Rocky Mountain whitefish in this regard.

Ridley has beautiful chubs in the spring, when they are in full spawning regalia.

For sheer disgusting slime though, none of these Pennsy fish can beat squawfish. The ones I catch on the Bitterroot are amazingly smelly, and their slime doesn't easily wash off in the water. Next time I need to bring some disposable Sham Wow.

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Posted on: 2013/11/11 21:37
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I appreciate the Native North American Fallfish and I seriously have seen them jump quite a bit.

I wonder if it's possible to breed a Trout & Fallfish to get a seriously hardy and prolific sort of hybrid.

Posted on: 2013/11/12 0:07


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"I wonder if it's possible to breed a Trout & Fallfish to get a seriously hardy and prolific sort of hybrid."

A new invasive?

Posted on: 2013/11/12 5:37
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