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. Fishermen achieve success in quiet frosty days, as well as in the thaw. A pike, for example, often picks up when the thermometer column approaches zero.
… two times a week, I put the girls on the ice of a deep water quarry, where pikes live, and each time I went home without a catch, taking intact live bait. The thermometer for a week showed 5–6 degrees of frost, the sun was shining, it was quiet. In the evening, they said along the Mayak that some warming is expected in the coming days. I decided to try my luck again.
And then came the day of fishing. He looked at the thermometer outside the window. Zero degrees. The weather was cloudy, the sky was shrouded in gray shroud. On the ice quarry are several fishermen. I also drilled holes and set the vents. Soon a flag flew up on my distant zergil. I ran over, fell on one knee. The coil made one revolution and stopped. He took the fishing line with two fingers and felt a slight shiver. Suddenly she slipped on her fingers, the coil spun. I hooked and pulled out a kilogram pike. Almost all of the snow on the ice melted, water spilled around. Untouched white knolls in the water stood the girders. Soon, the flag of my nearest zherilza rose and fluttered in a light breeze. And now a young pike wriggles on wet ice. At home she weighed a kilogram of seven hundred grams. I looked at the thermometer, its column stopped at a mark of plus 4 degrees … But a toothy predator sometimes, if hungry, takes it on frosty and windy days.
Zhivitsa for zherlitsy
Fishermen use different bait, but most often crucian carp, roach, perch, bleak, ruff and gudgeon. It is generally accepted that carp and roach feed on pike; minnow and bleak H perch; roach and bleak Ch perch; a ruff, a minnier, a perch and a loach However, this is not always the case. It all depends on what kind of fish serving as food for predators, most in this pond. On the Moscow River, for example, in the Tuchkovo region, pike successfully take on dace and roach. Therefore, the fisherman, who is going to put the zergirls on an unfamiliar pond, must take several types of live bait with him or get them on the spot. Anglers value live bait primarily for vitality and temperament. These qualities are best developed in crucian carp. He sits perfectly on the hook, has little sensitivity to damage. It can be planted on the tee two or three times and it will still swim briskly. I removed the hooked carp punctured under the dorsal fin into the canna with water and took it home after fishing. A few days later, adding fresh gum to the container, he again went to put the girders. First of all, he took out a wounded crucian with a net from the cannon and put it on the tee again. And he was alive, as if just from a pond, was going into the water. Three hours later, a kilogram pike took him.
Pescara H is also a tenacious fish. For the nozzle, specimens 10CH15 centimeters long are suitable. Gudgeon, like crucian carp, is movable on the tee, but sometimes tangles the fishing line, therefore, if there are no bites, it is useful to check the tackle and, finding loops and knots, stop fishing: if the fishing line is entangled, do not wait for the predator.
Often put roaches on the vents. For bait you need fish 7CH12 centimeters long. A roach planted on a tee or single hook gets tired faster than crucian carp and gudgeon, and, sometimes, it also tangles the fishing line. Tempting for fish, including for burbot, 10CH15-centimeter ruff.
Perch is interested in many predatory fish, walks on a tee perfectly and sometimes becomes a victim of its older brother. Once, I planted a sailor on a pike zherlitsa and an hour later a strong bite followed. But it turned out that he took one and a half kilogram perch.
It is useful for fishermen to know that it is impossible to store a ruff and perch along with crucian carp, roach and gudgeon. The mucus secreted by the ruff is fatal to other fish. Ruff and perch can injure neighbors with their thorns. If the pond is nearby, they can be brought for fishing in one tank, but then you must change the water, and even better to plant it.
Usually, live bait is prepared in advance. You can catch them directly while fishing, although it is not easy to keep them in the cold. Fishermen figured out how to get out of the situation. A hole is made in the ice with an ice drill or foot so that it can pierce its bottom with a knife. Make a small hole through which water will flow. Here in this natural ice aquarium and put live bait. They feel excellent in it.
If you need to leave the fish overnight, then it is better to place them in a cage made of synthetic mesh (in this often vegetables are sold in stores). It is necessary to insert two wire hoops into it, fix them H and the cage is ready. It is tied on a cord to a stick laid across the hole, which is covered with a film or oilcloth and sprinkled with dry snow. If in the morning you find that the hole is frozen, drill or punch a hole next to it and remove the cage with a hook. When you hook the net, cut the cord on the stick. So you can get out of the ice captivity and zergilsya.