Reflections on the behavior of the perch
At one time, I "shoveled" a lot of materials on the biology of perch - the most ubiquitous predator among us, including candidate dissertations, which remained accessible only to a…

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Effective pike vibrations
Among the many metal spinners there are narrowly targeted models, the specialization of which is determined by the specific fishing conditions. Thus, light oscillators made from thin metal are used…

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Long casting tackle
Initially, the only reliable way to perform long-range casting when fishing on a fishing rod was such that the equipment was gradually carried away by the flow to the desired…

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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 not necessary to wield long fishing rods, which is especially difficult in the wind. Anyway, this kind of fishing is somewhat reminiscent of winter fishing, especially on a hot summer day, when nostalgia for winter fishing comes.

It is easy to make gear for onboard fishing yourself, they are very compact and easily fit in a backpack. With them, it is easy to get to any reservoir by public transport, where you can rent a boat at the fishing base. On the road, there is no need to fear for the safety of gear – they will not hinder anyone because of their small size. The method that I want to talk about is used when fishing in reservoirs and reservoirs, where the current is small or absent. The depth in the selected place should be at least 4 meters – in a shallow cautious fish, it is afraid to come close to the boat. The boat should be light on the move, maneuverable, have low sides and therefore not too sail in the wind. Continue reading

So, there is a bream in the pond. but where to start?

A bream is a fish that loves sections of water bodies with a moderate course or without it at all. The bream habitats in winter are deep plateaus (irrigation), wide steps on steep bottom dumps, beds of flooded rivers in reservoirs and large bays in all water bodies.

The bream gets its food – various worms, insect larvae, mollusks, crustaceans – at the bottom. In winter, its main food in most reservoirs is bloodworm, which is advisable to use as bait and nozzle.

So, you arrived at the reservoir, knowing that a bream lives in it. Where to begin? The easiest and most reliable way to stay with the catch is to settle down next to the arboretum already sitting on the ice. But what if there is nobody on the pond (or rather, on some part of it)? Continue reading

Atmospheric pressure and fish behavior

In recent decades, many authors of articles on fishing have tried to analyze how the state of the air, in particular fluctuations in atmospheric pressure, affects the life of aquatic organisms, including fish.
The main conclusion reached by almost everyone who wants to understand this issue is as follows: any change in atmospheric pressure immediately affects the physiological state of the fish, reducing its activity, or, conversely, forcing it to move more intensively in search of food (in fairness it should be noted that these phenomena are often confirmed by the practice of fishing).
Also, all authors of publications, as one, found the organ “responsible” for such a reaction in the fish – it is its swimming bladder, which, supposedly shrinking or bloating, responds to changes in external atmospheric pressure, introducing a certain discomfort into the life of the fish. Continue reading

Winter bream fishing
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Burbot fishing
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Treacherous, mysterious alien. Crucian
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Following the dam trail
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