Black eyed Susans

12/23/15 @ 8:45 PM
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crobar
crobar
USER since 6/19/01
Years back we used to get Black-eyed Susan,(flowers) grubs for ice fishing. From the Milwaukee to Madison line north you couldnt find them ,cold temps, in the stalks, but closer to the Wis./Ill. line you could harvest them in the field, similar to Golden rod grubs. You would see guys coming out fishing with with Susan sticks in their 5 gal. buckets. Anyone use them anymore or is it a thing of the past. Thanks Crobar
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9/15/18 @ 12:34 PM
gordonsetterman
gordonsetterman
MEMBER since 12/15/08

A question, everywhere in this area  there are wild growing plants 4-6 feet tall that look like they are black eyed Susan plants. I’ve looked through a lot of them well after the first couple hard freezes and have yet to find one sawed off. Wondering if my perception of what’s a BES plant might be off. They sure look like what my dad pointed out to me 50+ years ago. Other than that a few years ago I mail ordered some from some place in Michigan. Expensive and most turned black before I could even use them 

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12/13/16 @ 3:15 PM
gram
gram
USER since 11/11/14

No. I use them exclusivly. Very seldom do I buy bait. Always my choice. I gather them every fall around pheasant hunting time or after a hard frost.

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12/12/16 @ 5:08 PM
quick strike
quick strike
USER since 1/3/10

Thanks ifish, you're the master of searching! I looked all over on google and couldn't find anything on grubs inside black eyed susan stems. Found a bunch about goldenrod galls though. Sounds like I need to find big patches of susies to get some grubs. Good luck this winter, quick strike.

Edited on 12/12/16 5:35 PM
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12/12/16 @ 4:02 PM
ifishwi
ifishwi
USER since 1/12/05

Sorry, my bad. Suzies and golden rods are differing plants and grubs. 50 years ago that's all dad & I used besides minnows. Suzies always too hard to find but golden rods not so much. Personally I don't think either are worth anyone's time. The topic comes up almost every year and there's even more fine reading from the past here...

golden rods and black eye susans

Black Eyed Susans

Grubs in weeds

For some reason Lake-Link search doesn't always find these if you're not in the right forum but google does. Also if you Google 'black eyed susan grubs' or 'goldenrod grubs' there's a world of additional info to be had. Just trying to be helpful to the OP.

edit: Credits: guttersnake and CDS seem to be the masters of useful information of topic.

Edited on 12/12/16 4:06 PM
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12/11/16 @ 6:16 PM
SkiLLz4GiLLz
SkiLLz4GiLLz
USER since 2/4/09

I remember getting them with gramps when i was younger, most i've found was 5 in one stalk...lol jackpot

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12/11/16 @ 3:41 PM
quick strike
quick strike
USER since 1/3/10

that post from 12/1 was for goldenrod grubs not black eyed susans

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12/11/16 @ 2:13 PM
ifishwi
ifishwi
USER since 1/12/05

Pretty good info on a recent LL post...

here on 12/1

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12/11/16 @ 1:02 PM
guttersnake
guttersnake
USER since 9/15/05

Typically find them in fields or roadside ditches.theyre pretty much everywhere in Kenosha co

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12/11/16 @ 11:18 AM
quick strike
quick strike
USER since 1/3/10

How are you guys finding them? Roadsides, open fields or what? I've been looking for a few months without luck. I'm not seeing any with cut off stems on the plants I see.

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1/3/16 @ 5:47 PM
Chemist
Chemist
USER since 6/17/01
Well I went and grabbed a few sticks today and I found 2 of them!!

I'm pretty happy. Not that 2 is a lot, but heh, now I kind of know what to look for.

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