There, on the border …
I probably won’t discover America if I say that roach is distributed in flocks according to the size of individuals. In spearfishing, I had to observe how, on the border of open water and algae, huge shoals of small roach move in search of food, like scurrying in the grass or near snags, not so numerous, but larger and more cautious individuals, and how they hide in dark, dark places, solid samples in the roughnesses of the bottom. The latter in small and medium rivers, small lakes and reservoirs are kept in small groups. Such groups may include five to seven individuals, occasionally a little more. In large rivers, lakes and reservoirs, large flocks of large roach are not uncommon. Continue reading
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 narrow circle of ichthyologists. Fishermen, deprived of scientific information, lose a lot in the sense of acquiring skill, and especially when fishing with spinning.
Somehow on the shore, I got into a conversation with a young spinning player. It turned out that he has been fishing for perch for five years. Well-equipped, using a fairly impressive set of modern lures from branded spinners to plastic fish and wobblers, my interlocutor, however, had a very vague idea of the nuances and behavior characteristics of the perch, without knowledge of which it is impossible to achieve good results. Continue reading
Let’s talk about spinners designed for fishing from the bottom. For some reason, all books describe the method of spinning exactly in the water column, i.e. when the spoon does not touch the bottom. Although everyone knows that one of the secrets of jig fishing is that the bait, after each cycle of the game, falls to the bottom and raises a cloud of turbidity. Very often, zander, perch attack the spinner or jig bait directly at the bottom.
Spinner for fishing from the bottom
On the basis of this, the method of bottom flashing was substantiated and developed. I have a whole set of baits designed to catch from the bottom. There are a lot of them, they are all made independently, there are no such spinners on sale. Continue reading