Pike fishing in winter
I must say that uncontrolled pike fishing for bets brings a lot of damage to the reservoir, because stavers in some areas are just weeks. The locals go check them every day and of course there is no question of any sportiness. Of course, a huge amount of pike is knocked out, it happens that a large pike feeds once every two to three days, and it happens that once a week, and therefore, if there is a reservoir under such presses, then there are fewer pikes in it. But if you use artificial baits from ice, then you can have a catch on almost any winter day almost as much as stavers, and it’s very interesting, reckless and most importantly, that pike is a great fighter, during hooking, when you feel that big the weight on the fishing rod, with your hands you feel how the fish is torn, then it is pleasantly interesting and reckless.
In pike fishing in winter from ice to artificial baits, there are several periods. In the same way as in fishing for perch, there is a pronounced period of the first ice, deaf winter and the last ice. Each period has its own characteristics. If we talk about the period of ice formation – the primordial ice, then first of all you should catch pike in the coastal zone, where only ice becomes on the outskirts, where there are shallows, aquatic vegetation, reeds, where the depth is sometimes 20-30 cm under the ice there. Such places are very easily recognized by rates. When catching pike on artificial baits, you need to be quite creative, pay attention not only to finding places where the pike can stand, but also pay attention to other fishermen. First of all, these are stavers – it’s like competitors to a fisherman, but on the other hand, stavers know exactly where to pike in this pond and if you want to catch a pike, then first of all you need to move after the stavers. If you do not know the body of water and see that the stavniks are standing along the coast or along the channel – this is where you need to move.
On the first ice, the pike obviously gravitates towards the shallows, where the ice only becomes, it is the thinnest and in such places you should start fishing. In primal ice, pay attention to the caution of movement on ice. Despite the fact that pike actively eats on the first ice, it is well caught on artificial baits. On the first ice, if you do not act competently, not according to a certain scheme, you can be doomed to failure.
The masking consists in the fact that while moving on transparent ice, to mask your presence, it is better to look for heterogeneous spots, somewhere the ice is transparent, somewhere dark, frosted, in some places the snow has fallen, you should pay attention to these places. When the ice is transparent, and at the moment the air temperature in the reservoir is below zero, you should definitely use this technique: we drilled a hole, a little water inevitably pours out on the ice, then you need to wait a while to let this water freeze as soon as it freezes, the ice in this place becomes frosted – this is a wonderful blackout, a great way to mask fishers from the sharp-sighted look of pike.
When catching pikes in shallow water, it is imperative to take into account such a factor as the pike’s sensitivity to sound, because the pike can hear vibration well, any shaking of ice. When the fisherman moves, and often the stavers, when their rate has worked, but the reel does not rotate, i.e. the pike stands still and only the fisherman begins to run up, as the pike hears it and starts to run away. This happens not only on the first ice, when the ice is transparent and the fish can see it, but even on thick ice in the middle of winter. The pike responds very well to vibrations, when fishing from ice you need to move very carefully. You also need to pay attention to how we drill a hole. You can drill a hole at a certain distance, you can pump a hole, you can not pump it, certain rules exist and these rules are of such a plan: if we drill a hole, it is better not to pump it, in order not to light up the hole, not to create a loud noise. When catching pikes, when we remove too much ice from the hole, this is very bad, because there is a lot of light, bait plays in this cone, and this can adversely affect the result. Although there are days when the pike is better caught in the lit holes, because the bait begins to play in a ray of light, gives more glare and the fish responds better.
Features of drilling holes in winter
What is the best way to drill holes? The first stage we come to the pond and drill a hole, while we consider the number of revolutions of the drill. Then we will drill the next hole two turns less, pull out the okroshka, then drill it and then you can not pump the hole, there is a small amount of okroshka in it, the bait will easily fall there, and the hole will be darkened by light. After we have drilled a hole, it cannot be pumped with a drill, i.e. you can’t pull it sharply up and down so as not to make noise, but to get the drill carefully, but since we already got the okroshka in advance and there is enough of it to darken the hole so that the bait passes without problems and the pike will be caught.