The main mistake of a beginner spinning player, as a rule, is that he goes in cycles on one or two perch baits, sacredly believing in their capabilities. Thus, the main tactical rule is ignored. What is its essence? I will explain with a specific example. Once at the exit from a rather deep bay (Ruzskoe reservoir) to the Black Fury spinner I picked up a decent perch. However, subsequent casts for approximately 20 minutes were inconclusive. Meanwhile, perch drove a trifle at the very surface of the water.
I put a yellow twister – after a couple of casts a bite. Behind her is another, third. I change (for experiment) the yellow twister to black – again a snap. But the time (the same 20 minutes) of the morning zhor was lost, and soon the predator disappeared. I advise you to do no more than ten casts with each bait, and then change it. Then the perch will let you know which one is more to his taste.
When fishing in cold water, slower baits “work” more effectively, and at depths of 4-5 meters it is more reasonable to abandon the lungs, because they sink too slowly to the bottom.
There are bodies of water where there are no other predators besides perch. Pure perch tackle is appropriate here. But more often it happens that you have to catch in places where the pike is found. Thin tackle, the absence of a metal leash in such cases lead, as a rule, to the loss of fishing line, loss of trophy and, possibly, to the death of fish. Therefore, we have to compromise. In such situations, I put the line 0.22-0.24 plus a soft metal leash. This is practically not reflected in the number of perch bites, and if you take a solid pike, there are good chances to safely remove it to the shore or to the boat.
It often happens that in the area of accumulation of small things perch zhor lasts only a few minutes. Then the approaching flock of predator departs in an unknown direction. However, one should not always hurry with a change of place. It may turn out that fresh “fighters” will suit the departed.
Where to look for “striped”?
As practice shows, large perch, weighing up to a kilogram or more, rarely reaches the coastal zone in water bodies near Moscow. In vast lakes and reservoirs, typical habitats are underwater mounds; rugged dumps in depth along the sunken riverbeds, stony ridges interspersed with snag; deep-sea areas adjacent to the islands. Smaller perch is usually found on overgrown shores bordering deep water. In addition to fish juveniles (the main food of perch), there are many other food objects: various crustaceans, insect larvae, mollusks, etc.
In rivers, it is most appropriate to look for a striped predator in calm pools and stretches, especially where there are snags and sunken fallen trees, as well as around capes and in overgrown bays.
I also noticed such a feature: in small ponds and lakes, often visited by fishermen, perch behaves very secretively, practically without going to the surface, and hunting fish trifles in the bottom and middle layers of water. Where he is little disturbed, he gives himself out as a characteristic battle during the hunt.