Carp in the winter? can!
What is known to a wide circle of anglers about the winter lifestyle of crucian carp, carps, or line? Basically, only with the cooling of water they clog into the…

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On the pike with the vents
Pike is an ardent individualist. It occupies its specific place in the reservoir and "develops" its territory, reaching a certain age and weight. She begins to live apart, not yet…

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Summer bream fishing in still water
Fishing for bream in quarries, reservoirs and lakes is different from fishing on the river. The first and main feature is that if the bream in the rivers during the…

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Chebaka on a spoon-bait ?!

Chebak, or Amur ide is a common fish in the Amur basin. In Primorye, it is found in almost all bodies of water, excluding the very upper reaches of mountain rivers and low-flowing small lakes. According to literature, it reaches 30 cm and 250-400 g, but my personal record is 870 g, and fish weighing 500-600 g comes across constantly. In appearance, the chebak is similar to an ordinary ide, but has a higher body and less bright fins. It spawns in May, during spawning and immediately after it, it feeds mainly on insect larvae, insects themselves, filamentous algae. Chebak in large quantities destroys eggs and juveniles of valuable fish species, so its catch is unlimited.

In spring, this fish is well caught on worms, maggots, caddis flies, pearl barley, and bread nozzles. In summer, biting is much worse. A large chebak can be caught only at night on a lamprey larva, in the daytime only small and medium specimens are caught on greens, insects, bread nozzles. Continue reading

Pike perch on live bait

We will make a reservation right away: we are talking about narrowing the pike perch on live bait, and not about fishing with mugs and all kinds of “rubber bands”. Against the backdrop of the growing popularity of spinning, this fishing was in the shade – and completely undeserved.

Live bait? The classic bait fish for zander has an elongated body and a length of up to 12 centimeters. For example, gudgeon, bleak, roach, dace, chub, roach, perch, ruff, etc. However, my secret nozzle for capital zander in stagnant water bodies does not meet these parameters: this is a big roach!

How to plant?
I put a large live bait fish (when fishing in stagnant water) on one tee, carefully sticking it behind the dorsal fin, and small one on the single, for the upper lip. The size of the hook, of course, should correspond to the size of the live bait, and not at all the size of the expected zander, as some believe. Continue reading

Altai non-combatant. Fishing in the winter.

Everywhere in Russia, where in winter the ponds are covered with ice shells, you can meet near the holes of fishing anglers. We still have enough fish in lakes and rivers in Altai. The farther you leave from settlements, the richer the catches. But poaching networks are everywhere; many of them are placed by overgrown peasants of no fixed abode, living in dugouts and drinking their catches. And recently, electricity has also been added to the networks. Fish is cautious, ignores many baits. And in such conditions, non-nozzle mormyshka is very popular. The center of its development was Barnaul, where by the end of the seventies, up to eighty percent of winter-anglers fished or learned to fish without a nozzle. At Kazennaya Zaimka, a channel located on the outskirts of the city, up to six thousand people gathered over three wintering pits over the weekend, catching the scammer on the legendary “little devil”. Continue reading

Fishing for catfish in Primorye
I’ll make a reservation right away that the article will focus on rivers, because there are very few lakes in Primorye where catfish are caught (I certainly do not mean…

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Fishing for bream with side fishing rods.
Fishing the bream with onboard fishing rods from a boat is attractive primarily because bites, even the most cautious, can be observed in the immediate vicinity. In addition, it is…

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Grayling in small rivers
These notes are for beginners in grayling. You can perfectly catch roach, perch or dace, but be completely helpless loser when hunting for grayling. I went through this. I probably…

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Behind the Predator
Winter is a time of grace for catching pike, perch, perch and burbot by zherilniki. You can hunt them immediately after the formation of ice, throughout the winter and spring.…

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