Spring bleak


With the onset of warm days of may, the fish are biting very actively, than a pleasure, even for novice anglers.

Many a weighty argument for the special fishing of bleak is its excellent gastronomic quality.

All daylight hours bleak carried out in search of food.

Night fish gather under the overhanging above the water bushes and branches of trees or in the free from grass. Describe what places prefer bleak, difficult, because the pack is constantly moving over the pond. But not chaotic, and depending on the wind direction, or rather, after the warm water.

When the wind gusts subside and the excitement of the water surface calms down, the fish leave the surface layers of the water and descend to a depth of a meter and a half. In unstable weather the bleak moves so fast that the angler is hard to understand why after a few bites at each cast there is a break, lasting sometimes half and hour.

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Despite the spring greed to catch a lot bleak, especially large ones, is not so simple.


Soon spawn. Photo: Andrew Yanshevsky.

Just to catch a few, though large specimens, special equipment is not required. But if you ask for pleasure and effectively to fish – you need to prepare specifically.

In any scenario fishing to catch quickly and accurately is possible only with the help of the short and light rods. To catch, of course, any mahovym rod, but the results will vary greatly.

I’m always advised to buy two good carbon rods with a length of 3 and 3.5 m for fast fishing. They will not be idle until next year. The so-called “okleechnuyu” rods are great for catching any fish near the shore, for example, perch, roach and gudgeon on the river, or carp in the pond in the summer.

If you do really special fishing for bleak, the set of rods will have to expand.

I know places and using a very effective bait, in most cases, the cost of a rod is 2.5 m long but sometimes you have to use rods with a length of seven meters. However, catching a bleak long rod in my opinion, is advisable only when you’ve found a really big fish weighing up to 60-100 g.

It is important easy to equip the rod, so that all the gear was balanced.

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For fixing the fishing line on the rod there are a few simple ways.

For example, for the rod tip of a conventional thread wound cut hat bands 2-3 cm long Place of primocki is covered with glue. On the free end of the elastic tie a single simple knot, which is also glued. Fishing line attached with a loop-noose above a node. To avoid tie-ins between the thin line snap and a shock absorber placed between them cut into 15-20 cm thicker than the main fishing line. A loop of fishing line with a diameter of more than 0.15 mm is off the shock absorber. This method has not lost relevance, but simply to use the smallest special connector. But they are not sold in every store.

But the most important thing to tackle is the quality and design float snap.

You need to assume that fishing would be fleeting and fast fishing for small, but feisty fish. Quick fishing not because the bleak easy to catch, but because we need to hurry, because the flock can quickly leave.

Bleak responds better to the bait, which at low speed is immersed after a fall on the surface of the water. To head descended slowly, a small sinker. And in order to hold in the water needed a small sinker bobber with a small capacity.

But the smaller the mass of the tooling, the harder it is to cast, especially in windy weather. So I have to do a set of snap-ins with floats, having a capacity from 0.2 to 1 g. (I suggest to do a single snap, but directly on the waterfront, when the conditions of fishing in front of the eyes).

Plays a big role the shape of the float, because it needs to signal a bite since the bait drops on the water and until then, the lure will sink to a given depth. Bleak in most cases to catch on top, and a lot less from a depth of 1-3 m.

Typically, the distance from hook to float is 20-50 cm, regardless of the depth at the fishing location. Therefore, the float should be stable, that is, to maintain a vertical position regardless of the excitement of the surface. Bleak responds well to a moving bait, so if no bites, you need to snap podderjivat or to drag, but in order for the fish to bite was visible with all the manipulation, the float must be stable under the transaction.

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Turned out to be the most versatile floats with two points of attachment on the fishing line balsa teardrop shape with a long keel and a slim antenna – often called “okleechnuyu”.

But again, these floats and snap ideal for fishing and roach, and perch, and carp.


The size of the pans. Photo: Andrew Yanshevsky.

It makes no sense to dwell on the question of choosing the line. It is clear that the fish is small, a small bobber, small hook, so the thinnest line is better. In most cases I use the line 0,079-0,090 mm. Even if the “sit” holovlit 300-400 g, the tackle can handle.

As used thin fishing line, suggest special attention be paid to the quality weights, which are usually only one or two.

Quality is determined by the rigidity of the lead and the shape of the incision. Good easy weight clamped on the line with your fingers. Clamped sinker when fishing does not move spontaneously along the wire, but with some effort you can move by hand. It is necessary to change the design of the tooling is already in the process of fishing.

Oddly enough, but to buy a good small pellet is still not easy, so when the opportunity arises, then stock up.

Before you clamp the sinker on the fishing line snap, suggest to insert in the slot of the line pellets slightly thicker than the design of the snap-in and clamp the sinker fingers. After that it should loosen and fasten the snap.

Hooks used for catching any fish, and bleak in particular, require meaningful choice. A competent angler selects the hook, thinking about matching the shape and size of hook, size and shape of the nozzle or bait, and also because of fish activity. The size of the fish with the secondary.

For catching bleak recommend odnomernye hooks up with a spatula, with a forward bend and an elongated shank, with a small beard, or even without it. For the maggots is preferable to use hooks No. 16-20, and for the bloodworm hooks No. 18-22.


Spring I with some special structures, particularly “don’t bother”. From bait requires that it form a pillar of small particles in the water column. I use two versions, depending on whether the catch in the current or in stagnant water.

For fishing on the river, I buy a pound or two of biscuit, bulk biscuits, grind it with a blender or grinder, mix with wet sand from the shore. Small balls with a frequency of two times per minute, throw in the point of fishing.

It is important not to break the rhythm of constant toss of the bait, regardless of changes in the biting bleak.

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On a lake I use all the very cheap purchase bait, pre-milled at home. The main thing – adding water to achieve desired consistency. Personally, I make it semi-liquid. So it does not stick, the hand, before you take the bait, you need to dip into the water.


Complementary feeding in the lake. Photo: Andrew Yanshevsky.

More and more important accurately and rhythmically to lure, but it all depends on experience.

To catch in may the bleak is a very reckless, it is difficult to stop, especially because summer will be busy with other fish and return to fishing speed will not soon.

But then there’s the carp starts the spring bite. Thoughts are spreading.


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