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Re: [wiperhunter2] More Willard Wild-Cats 9-12-17 In reply to
With minnows it is the same as fishing...first ya gotta find some. Most of my past good minnowing spots have either dried up, been poisoned, been put off limits to access or otherwise changes so that they cannot always be counted on to produce minnows. One of the best examples is Strawberry. Used to be able to fill a cast net with both chubs and redsides. Since the new planting and regulation situation the redsides have virtually disappeared and small chubs are hard to find. Still plenty of big ones but between big chub cannibals and meat-eating cutts the small ones are disappearing before they become big ones.

When I go forth aminnowing I go prepared. I have a 10' (diameter) cast net with 1/4" mesh and some minnow traps...painted green (that works better). I use a mix of cheap dry dog food and leftover stale brown bread in my traps. I also take one or two light rods with some special small "chub jigs" that I bait with a pinch of worm...often fished 3-5 feet below a bobber in weedy ponds.

With changing land ownership, DWR's vendetta against chubkind, varying annual precipitation and other factors it is getting harder to find any spots with minnows that minnowing is allowed.

If you truly wish to become enlightened in the ways of the minnow I would be happy to help you in your quest to become a chub (Jedi) knight. May the slime be with you.

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