Chub: Caught on light Brook Trout tackle with worm bait. There are about fifty species in the West, Far West, and the South known as Chub and Mullet. They average from two to eighteen inches. Some forms attain a length of six feet. These are caught on heavy tackle. Utah Lake has two species. Numerous other species abound between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada. Among these are the Pescadito of the Rio Grande region, the Leather Sided Minnow of the Provo River and Salt Lake Basin, and the Red-Sided Shiner of the upper Missouri and the Great Lakes. California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, and New Mexico have several species of Chub known generally as Chub and Mullet. The Columbia and Sacramento Rivers have a species referred to as Pike and Shepawl that attains a length of four feet. Another species, found in the lower course of the Rio Colorado, attains a length of five feet. The Split-Tail, eighteen inches in length, is common in the Sacramento. The Cut-Lip Chub, Day Chub, or Negro Chub of eight inches is abundant in the basin of the Susquehanna. The Hard-Mouth Chub, found in the rivers of Oregon and Washington, attains a length of one foot. The River Chub or Horny-Head Chub, attaining a length of twelve inches, is found from New York to Utah and Alabama.
Randall, Wainwright. The Angler's Guide: a Manual for Campers and Anglers. New York: Field and Stream Pub., 1909. Print.
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