Chub

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Chub is a type of minnow (Cyprinidae). This fish is not very common, and being exceedingly timid and easily frightened, is seldom taken except by experienced anglers. It is found in the streams and ponds of western Massachusetts, in Otsego Lake, N.Y., the Passaic River, N.J., and in some parts of Pennsylvania. It conceals itself in deep holes, under projecting ledges of rocks, roots of trees, etc., and to fish for it successfully, it is necessary to get a position near some such place as one of these. The chub has a large head, greenish back, silvery sides, white belly, and fins tinged with yellowish red. Its length is usually from five to nine or ten inches (13-25 cm), though in some places it grows larger. The tools used in fishing it are the usual trout tackle and rod, baited with the common angle worm in the spring, or grasshoppers in summer. They are also taken in summer with the different artificial flies made for trout. In spring and fall they bite at worms only. In winter they are taken in lakes and ponds by making a hole in the ice, and baiting with cheese, for the want of worms.

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