Spring bream: how to stay with a catch


About future spawning fish collected in dense even-aged shoals, continuing to feed actively, and hence bite on fishing tackle. Important pack interested in fish and the direction of daytime migration to “calculate” and then fishing with the spring ice will be very profitable and gambling.

Most exciting to most anglers is the pursuit of Lesovoy flock to large expanses of reservoirs, where the ice is still decent time will keep the safe uniformity and strength, in contrast to the waters with a noticeable current.

Here it should be understood that relatively safely conduct themselves on the spring ice data flowing waters can only be large stretches where not so affected by the current, as it happens at the end of the season in the upper reaches, is fraught with dangerous gullies.

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And here is a bream until they are ready to go with a fresh water form near the wintering grounds are huge and dense shoals, which occupy large areas and forage in seasonal migrations often moving in several layers in the water column.

The size of the catches anglers trophies and the power of awakening from hibernation wide body fish make many jittery when playing on a relatively thin rope of each ordinary bream.

So short in terms of the fishing, while flocks of bream is not dissolved in ice-free upper reaches and tributaries of the reservoir, it is a collective, because a small group of anglers at some time may not notice a dramatic change in the direction of travel of the fish — cant be missed, and then lost a lot of time in search of a new.

In addition, the spring due to the different across the pond the thickness of the layer of fresh water, as the fish itself, and its potential food often change the horizon location in the water column, aiming for optimal at the moment, the parameters of the environment. And this trend it is important to capture the varying length of vacation under the ice fishing line and a height of wiring bait in the process of catching, or to constantly monitor the situation with a portable echo sounder.

And in General, boards of bream in the spring, rarely go along the bottom, lifting him up to five feet and higher, that’s why at this time are ineffective “sedentary” fishing from the bottom to tame the holes.

It should also be borne in mind that the bream sometimes go in a completely shallow bays where they can only move on one side, as the flounder, and very actively biting. But any bait in these “unusual” places is practically useless, even the apparently scares the fish.

In the period of the bream must, of course, from the usual float snap-to abandon in favor of mobile gear. It certainly is a rod with a nod and lures here, the undisputed leader is the well-known “devil”, thus he must be highly elongated shape: it is to such partial bream and related fish, blue bream, white-eye.

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By the way, the more turbid becomes the reservoir water, the larger the imps should be put on the line, because small bait bites may not be at all or will have a long wait until the fish catches weak fluctuation from the small object.

Thus, the larger the bait, what spring did not need to fear, the more slow, measured to be playing it, for obvious reasons to do even for a novice angler it is much easier and less tiring than a long time to maintain the tempo of “shaking” small “devil”.

This behavior is a large bait more natural, as it mimics the real movement of natural forage of the same size, and better heard felt by fish from great distances.

Often put on line two “the devil” at a distance of 40-60 cm from one another — a pair of lures gives you a more diverse game faster and attracts fish from a nearby underwater tiers.

And the usual jig with bloodworm, successfully filed with the grounds of the school are also not less efficient, just takes a long time to change the bait on the hook, which can also attack unwanted change.


Photo: Anatoly Malkov.

However, if you just get into a dense cluster of active bream, white bream or white bream, the fact is, the lure to play at all is not required — fish right enough “devil” as soon as it reaches level-running fish.

In addition, effective is just slow, no games, stretching from the bottom up “steam” from the right mix of “hell” through a layer of fish — sometimes bream “sit” directly on both bait that gives then a lot of trouble to extract trophies from the wells.

By the way, in spring bream sometimes even actively takes on a mid-size spinner-okunevka with hanging trinicom, as if showing predatory tendencies, although it is possible that he, while in a dense shoal, grabs everything that moves.

A group of fishermen “sat down” on a joint, as a rule, does not remain long in the place — only manage to catch 2-3 fish out of the hole, as already be in the “rear”: now go forward again to make the hole, and if they bite, then everything will move forward, and the process will repeat itself.

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Say about the main — about how in the vast reaches of the reservoir to begin the search for the migration routes in spring bream, which usually selects the zone of mixing of the old “winter” and fresh water, and these extended parts of the stage-level rise are usually formed for irrigation, directly adjacent to the flooded riverbed.

So we should look for the trajectory of the progress of this run-of-river ditches. To do it is not so difficult: when, on the eve of spring floods in reservoirs, significantly dropping the water, the ice sags a few feet, and over the channel, where the ice cover are more subtle breaks with the formation of long, running along the coastline of the cracks became visible after the snow melts.

So far from such cracks and to do the wells to detect bream, and focusing on that side of the channel, which is adjacent to the broader irrigation with gradually changing depth.

Sure, bream is never alone in their spring campaigns, so you should be prepared for the fact that the “devil” can sit down and Matera perch, and walleye, and even pike brisk.

In this case, success in a duel with a worthy trophy, will help and increased, strong hooks in the body of the bait, and fairly thick lines, perfectly acceptable in muddy water.


The bite spring bream, in the excited state in the pack, not as thin and beautiful as in the winter — time like a “thoughtful” behaviour of fish. Then she unambiguously negative comments on how noisy behavior of fishermen and technically incorrect complementary feeding in wintering areas, or on excessively rough, badly balanced tackle.

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Now, when you hit the right “fish” bream may take different — and a sharp blow, and confident, “clamp”, and a careful stopping the bait, and indicate the bite a characteristic “rise” nod up.

Here much depends on the degree of activity of fish and the type and size of bait, and from the position from which the bream are biting, and even from a number of factors of local order. But in any case the angler needs to respond to this short trip, which immediately goes into the playing of the trophy, and speed, with a maximum load on the tackle.

That is speed fishing for bream during the spring of course brings the maximum result, and any delays always lead to the “loss” of the fisherman for a considerable time from the collective process.


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