Originally Posted by bigchub
I was going to start a thread on chub recognition. Apart from distinguishing features like you mentioned how the hell do you tell different chub apart? Its fairly easy with barbel and other fish but what about chub?
The same ways, I guess, fins, scars, aberrant scale patterns etc? The thing is, my target is an 8lb-er and those that I know have been caught multiple times, almost invariably come out in the same stretch, even the same swims, each time. I can think of a couple of swims where different 8's have been caught, but beyond that, I know pretty much which fish I'm most likely to be targetting. Also I don't think a chubs weight varies that much, certainly not like a barbels.
I'm not really one for trying to catalogue my captures in any species, so it wouldn't hold enough interest for me to do it.
It's only a short step from that to "names", perhaps?