Search tactics and technique of fishing with a lure on the river


When trolling for pike, living in more peaceful water, used is wide and relatively lightweight vertical spinner with a ratio between the width and length of about 1:4, and the balances weighing about 15 g.

It is necessary to put a thin tungsten leash length of 20-25 cm.

Working the lure close to the bottom, the game (especially early winter) must be active, ie with large amplitude and short breaks.

The bite of a pike — a sharp, biting, leading to samosatene fish on quality hooks, and fishing line was not broken on the edge of the hole, use udilnika with a whip average of cruelty.

Stranded on the predator hooks throughout the fight with the fish behaving very smartly, so near the ice you have to be very careful not to force the institution of the pike heads into the hole, because the fish is constantly striving to turn out.

Some anglers, not having tired pike and “align” it in the hole, take bagorik. Shouldn’t do — often to the unfortunate loss of trophies, especially when the ice becomes thick.

Trolling perch — more laborious task than the pike, which, being relative to the bait in a better position, grabs her instantly, like a dog, almost on first transaction.

Zander, even in his days of high activity, it is necessary to call for a strike to 10-15 minutes, monotonously working tackle. But then may be followed by a series of bites, this is the advantage of hunting a pack of predator that perch is. The main thing — after the capture of another fanged as quickly as possible to lower the bait to the bottom, any delay dampens the excitement of the pack.

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For hunting perch on the narrow used for heavy lures and heavy balancers — they are less deflected from the vertical.

When the game pauses long enough to complete the vibration damping, but still shorter than when fishing in stagnant water. Preferably, the spoon sometimes slightly doodling along the bottom.


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After a minute or two of trolling it is useful to put the bait on the bottom and lightly stir it in there. In this moment often there are bite — pike rests the lower jaw, or chest on the bait, as if pressing her victim down.

In General, the walleye bite in the winter is rarely harsh — usually weak but rather a short, hard knock, and to feel his hand, not to be late with cutting and reliably penetrate the solid hook Zander’s mouth, you must use a spinning hard with the whip. Much resistance when a walleye fish has no and meekly surrenders to the winner, however, poorly detected, tends in front of a hole to open the jaws and remove the hooks.

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When enough walleye and pike anglers blesnet perch only from case to case, but the large “sailor” weighing up to 1 kg — quite a decent trophy. For catching striped on low flow and shallow depth the preferred minimum size and weight of the lure, the spinning must be equipped with enough soft whip, as the bass is weak, easily torn lips. Often the whip is padded with a nod, because sometimes the bites are almost imperceptible.

On the river you should not try to “raise” a flock perches to the bottom of the ice — here it is purely a benthic predator, but he, nevertheless, can go in the shallows, where the water layer under the ice is only a dozen centimeters.

When river fishing “perch” areas (from which “magic” are more hard bottom) sometimes it happens to successfully catch on small spinners and Chub, and Chub, less likely to get IDE and large roach, which frequently takes an additional snag — fly application installed 30-40 cm above the spinners, that is, prefer higher from the bottom of the game.

Winter fishing on the river is more like a job hunter-tracker, it is productive only in certain periods of freeze-up, and the best is the period from Pervolia before the onset of the severe cold. Then the predators fall into complete apathy, not once been able to record using sonar, and from this state they could display only a prolonged thaw.

However, if the winter is warm and late, everything can look different. But usually the second period of activity occurs closer to spring, often in early March, and he is quite short. However, with the arrival of melt water and strong currents, the fish moves with the winter Parking is included in the bays and backwaters, and almost never eats, except that pike usually begins to fall in the coastal zone, accumulating there before spawning.


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“Magic” food, as we know, dwells at intermediate depths and in locations with slow or reverse current, where the bottom can be tightened soft tissue.

Zander prefer to feed on solid clay, gravelly or sandy-pebbly soils and approaching the victim using the characteristic bends of the river bed, steep drop offs, humps, rocky ridges and clay ramparts and the rubble of snags or other stuff in places of the failure of the jets.

The activity of pike in a particular point depends strongly on the direction of the light — he prefers to be in the shadow of the irregularities of the bottom and from there attacking the victim.

Therefore, focusing on the position of the sun and knowing where it is relative to the hill bottom or a ledge, you should choose visiting catchability patch. However, do not like bright sun and big bass.

Therefore, in Sunny winter days, most of the bites of solid and striped fanged accounted for early in the morning and the last late afternoon hours.

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In the afternoon caught only a medium-sized predator, and the others recede into a deep hole and hide. Pike are most active in the thaw with weak rainfall, no bad weather. In General, on a more or less steady bite of any predator in all-day count in the quiet cloudy weather with a slight frost.


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