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
Everywhere in Russia, where in winter the ponds are covered with ice shells, you can meet near the holes of fishing anglers. We still have enough fish in lakes and rivers in Altai. The farther you leave from settlements, the richer the catches. But poaching networks are everywhere; many of them are placed by overgrown peasants of no fixed abode, living in dugouts and drinking their catches. And recently, electricity has also been added to the networks. Fish is cautious, ignores many baits. And in such conditions, non-nozzle mormyshka is very popular. The center of its development was Barnaul, where by the end of the seventies, up to eighty percent of winter-anglers fished or learned to fish without a nozzle. At Kazennaya Zaimka, a channel located on the outskirts of the city, up to six thousand people gathered over three wintering pits over the weekend, catching the scammer on the legendary “little devil”. Continue reading
A bream is a fish that loves sections of water bodies with a moderate course or without it at all. The bream habitats in winter are deep plateaus (irrigation), wide steps on steep bottom dumps, beds of flooded rivers in reservoirs and large bays in all water bodies.
The bream gets its food – various worms, insect larvae, mollusks, crustaceans – at the bottom. In winter, its main food in most reservoirs is bloodworm, which is advisable to use as bait and nozzle.
So, you arrived at the reservoir, knowing that a bream lives in it. Where to begin? The easiest and most reliable way to stay with the catch is to settle down next to the arboretum already sitting on the ice. But what if there is nobody on the pond (or rather, on some part of it)? Continue reading