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Burbot is the only representative of the cod family living in fresh waters. This is a cold-loving fish, showing activity at a water temperature of no higher than + 10 ° C, so in the summer it is almost impossible to catch it. The most favorable time for fishing is considered to be cold and inclement weather. Perhaps because of this, burbot is not so popular among fishermen.
It is impossible to confuse burbot with other fish. His body is long, spindle-shaped, tapering to the tail, covered with small scales firmly seated in the skin and a thick layer of thick mucus. The head is wide, strongly flattened, resembles the head of a frog, its mouth is large with many small teeth, there is one small antennae on the chin and another around the nostrils on the antenna. The color is grayish or olive green with dark brown spots and stripes. Eyes are small yellow, with dark pupils. Continue reading
The ide belongs to the Karpov family. In Russia, it is distributed mainly in the middle lane of the European part and in Siberia right up to the Kolyma. It inhabits the tributaries of rivers, streams, streams, eriks, flowing lakes and even deep streams.
Slow-moving ides have almost the entire body of golden color. The average weight of the fish is 1.5-2 kg, but there are specimens and 3-4 times larger. The ide is especially beautiful in the spring in a wedding dress, cast with a metallic sheen with gold highlights.
It becomes sexually mature in 4-5 years, as a rule, it depends on the characteristics of the reservoir and its food supply. Spawns rather early, right after the pike, at a water temperature of 6-8 °. According to popular beliefs, spawning begins at a time when the first leaves bloom on a birch. Continue reading