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fishnfacts

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Does anyone still harvest Goldenrod Grubs?
« on: Nov 14, 2010, 06:27 PM »
Just wondering if I am the only one to still seek out the goldenrod grubs.

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Re: Does anyone still harvest Goldenrod Grubs?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 14, 2010, 06:30 PM »
I have never used them... did you have some real success to where you are wishing they were around?  Please give some details about why these are better than the standard?

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Re: Does anyone still harvest Goldenrod Grubs?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 14, 2010, 06:36 PM »
yeah, i do it as much for the fun of being outside as much as anything else....sometimes i also harvest some acorn grubs and i like to trap my own creek chubs. i could just buy bait but i like being outside. although, goldenrod grubs are such a huge pain. like eating crab legs.

one interesting thing about goldenrod grubs is that they can be frozen solid and they wont die from it. im not sure any other grub can do that. anyone know?

acorn grubs and goldenrod grubs definitely do work....maybe a new scent. plus in case you get early ice before your big bait order comes in you wont be empty handed.

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Re: Does anyone still harvest Goldenrod Grubs?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 14, 2010, 06:44 PM »
If I could find some Milkweed pods around here, I sure as heck would!!!!! ;D

                                   

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Re: Does anyone still harvest Goldenrod Grubs?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 14, 2010, 07:04 PM »
I still grab a few every year, They are a lot of work for such a small grub. It almost just adds a small morsel on the end of the hook. Can't say I have caught anything on them, but I don't believe I was at a high producing lake at the time. Still fun to grab a few every year though.

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Re: Does anyone still harvest Goldenrod Grubs?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 14, 2010, 07:46 PM »
yep, getting my  my grandson started now.
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Re: Does anyone still harvest Goldenrod Grubs?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 14, 2010, 08:29 PM »
Good vid on this....... fast forward to around 5:00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVCic6S6ITo

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Re: Does anyone still harvest Goldenrod Grubs?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 15, 2010, 05:14 AM »
one interesting thing about goldenrod grubs is that they can be frozen solid and they wont die from it. im not sure any other grub can do that. anyone know?

I know you can do the same thing with black eyed susan grubs. 
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Re: Does anyone still harvest Goldenrod Grubs?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 15, 2010, 07:01 AM »
When I was younger I was out on the ice and out of jigging bait, walked to shore, found some Golden Rod, spent a while finding some! Have not done it since...
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Re: Does anyone still harvest Goldenrod Grubs?
« Reply #9 on: Nov 15, 2010, 08:56 AM »
Cant say I have ever tried them but I will this year. Maybe another tradition starter for the kids.
Wether they produce or not some things are just tradition. Plus for all the hunters out there it would probably supply you all year.
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Re: Does anyone still harvest Goldenrod Grubs?
« Reply #10 on: Nov 15, 2010, 02:59 PM »
does anyone collect acorn grubs? if so, whats the trick to keeping them alive? ive had very marginal luck keeping them alive. bedding them in dirt seemed to be the best. but then you have to dig some up (out of your dirt container) before you go fishing.

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Re: Does anyone still harvest Goldenrod Grubs?
« Reply #11 on: Nov 15, 2010, 06:03 PM »
I kept them in something called "Fat n Sassy".  It is made by Frabil.  It is like Frabil's worm bedding. The worms lasted until the following spring.  The trick is to keep the bedding moist
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Re: Does anyone still harvest Goldenrod Grubs?
« Reply #12 on: Nov 15, 2010, 07:57 PM »
Goldenrod grubs are dynomite on bluegills here in ontario.....Last season picked/shucked a sheeeet load of em....what a pain in the ass gettin em out but its worth it.  :tipup:

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Re: Does anyone still harvest Goldenrod Grubs?
« Reply #13 on: Nov 15, 2010, 08:36 PM »
Absotively !  Get to em now before the birds beat you to them !

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Re: Does anyone still harvest Goldenrod Grubs?
« Reply #14 on: Nov 15, 2010, 10:08 PM »
If I could find some Milkweed pods around here, I sure as heck would!!!!! ;D
How do you get goldenrod grubs out of milkweed pods ? ::) just messin around.

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Re: Does anyone still harvest Goldenrod Grubs?
« Reply #15 on: Nov 16, 2010, 05:21 AM »
ive done it but the grubs are so small
 

 

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