Re: NANFA-- Creek Chub Removal

unclescott (
Tue, 9 Sep 2003 21:17:53 -0500

> But like the saying goes: Schreckstoff happens. When I was a kid I used
> angle for creek chubs in a clear pool below a culvert. The first 3 or 4
> would hit the bait, then I couldn't get a strike no matter what bait I
> used. I figured they had wised up to me, but now I think it was probably
> more chemical than visual.

Would this be a scent from the fishing person or a stress related scent
released by a chub being reeled in?

Is it fairly common for a wounded cyprinid to release something alerting the
rest of the school?

If so, is that only true of North American cyprinids as opposed to European,
S.E. Asian or African cyprinids or do cyprinids world wide do that??

Thanks in advance,

Scott Davis
Park Forest, IL
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