Bloodworms the best bait for winter fishing
Bloodworms — the most common nozzle of animal origin, used by fishermen in winter time. It’s bright red or Burgundy larva Dergunov (mosquito-crane flies) that live in the muddy bottom of ponds and a natural food for almost all types of both peaceful and predatory fish. The length of the crank, which is used as the nozzle usually does not exceed 2-3 cm smaller larvae are used as bait or Supplement to bait.
How to get bloodworms in the winter
To get the crank from under the ice in several ways:
- Washing out the sludge. Sludge scooped from the bottom of the grid-Metallica. Failing that, you can handle with a regular bucket on a rope or metal ladle with a long handle. Usually the sludge is going, at some distance from the shore, so that together with him not to get on the ice with fallen trees, foliage and all kinds of coastal garbage. The extracted sludge falls in the iron sieve or in a container with small holes at the bottom, is lowered into the well and begins to wash out. In the end, all the dirt goes into the water, and the moth remains on the surface of the vessel, where it is caught by a net for catching aquarium fish.
- Fishing gauze or bag. For the production of bloodworm is taken gauze with large cells or woven bag. Their bottom put chopped to pieces by the fish, slice meat and goods (stone, metal bars, etc.) and submerged in water overnight or for a few hours in the afternoon. Then the gauze goes to and from it is extracted pripolzshaya to feed from different sides of the larvae.
- Fishing with the “string”. On a wooden or aluminum frame tightly stretched wire or thick fishing line. The whole structure sinks to the bottom and pulled through the mud. Joker rolled around the strings rings and is retrieved to the surface. The fishing string has one significant drawback — a large number of damaged larvae.
Sort the small (aft) bloodworms from a major using a sieve, which throw out all the larvae. The sieve was lowered into a container of water and all the little after some time, squeezed through the cell and falls to the bottom of the vessel; and the larger the moth remains in the sieve.
Ways to store bloodworms
Save bloodworms alive and moving is the key to successful fishing. But how to achieve this at home? After all, these red larvae are very delicate and if not properly stored, quickly lose their mobility, from them, derives all the juice, and they turn into useless colorless “cloth”, which for all his desire to attract the attention of a hungry fish at the peak of its active Jora. The main condition for storing bloodworms is finding one in running water or damp cool place.
- Many anglers keep bloodworms in the tank of the toilet. The water is flowing and constantly changing. The moth is placed in a rag and tied the rope to a drain valve.
- Another effective way to store waders in moss, a cloth of flannel or pure wool. Moss or cloth wetted with water and placed in a wooden box or a glass jar. Is sprinkled over the top thick layer (about 1 cm in height) Motyl, covered with wet paper or piece of matter. Then the capacity of the larvae is placed on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator. Periodically the fabric or the paper is moistened, and the dead larvae and throw out pick.
- Storing the tea leaves. Larvae pour in used tea leaves (you can use any variety, but he was a big leaf). Store in a cool place.
- Storage in a damp potato. The top of cut potatoes and put aside aside (it will then be used as lids). From the body of the tuber is removed the middle to make a sort of small container, which is filled with bloodworms. The top “box” made from potatoes covered with a lid, fixed with two matches and is sent to cold storage.
- Happy owners of a cellar can turn it into a place long-term storage for a large number of bloodworms. Take a wooden tub or basin that is one-third filled with river silt. Then pour in a container of bloodworms, where he feels like usual habitat at the bottom of the reservoir.
- Frost. Who have no ability to store motylja the above methods, the easiest option is to freeze the larvae. Bloodworms are washed, dried, pour the starch to separate them, and put in a small container — molds for making ice, match boxes, jars, etc. and Then put the container in the freezer. Such storage has a number of disadvantages — frozen bloodworms loses its quality quickly learned, poorly kept on the hook.
Is it possible to breed bloodworms at home
Many anglers prefer not to buy bloodworms at exorbitant prices in the store, and dilute it at home. However, to afford such “luxury” as not everyone, as for the breeding of larvae will require two separate rooms — one will be inhabited by mosquitoes and the other with their larvae. In a bucket poured a thick layer of river silt (less than 2 cm in height), and then filled with water. Before use the sludge it is recommended to rinse with boiling water, give him a good prosterilizovat. Then you add cold water and yeast. The entire mass is mixed until creamy state. The yeast need the larvae for food. Every two weeks you need to feed them bloodworms, adding Il small pieces in a dry form. For mosquitoes only need a bowl of water where they will lay eggs. Once the eggs hatch the larvae, they are caught by the sieve and transferred to another building which is placed in a container with a pre-written Il.
How to impose bloodworms
Novice anglers often ask the same question — how to spread the moth to keep it moving and alive as long as possible and not immediately “leaked”, losing its attractive appearance? Moreover, incorrectly planted the larva will fall off at the first bite, that will spoil all the impression of fishing. To avoid this, it is necessary to observe some rules:
- pick up the hook thinner and definitely the sharpest, so not much to hurt the larva;
- take bloodworms as dry as possible with his hands, so he did not stick to the fingers;
- do with larvae very carefully, as delicate worms can crush even slight compression of the fingers.
Methods of mounting the bloodworms
- Hanging bloodworms. This method is best suited for larvae of medium and small sizes. The moth pierced with a hook under the head so that the sting remained free. A few minutes the bait is still very active and mobile, twists rings, and their movements attracted the fish.
- The mounting ring. The moth pierced with a sharp hook twice — on the head and tail to form a ring. Thus the fish is a little harder to knock the bait the first time.
- Mounting the stocking. One larva pierced the head, and put a stinger hook to the tail, not piercing through.
- Spitted across. Bloodworms are pierced in the middle of the calf, leaving a free front and rear portions, which are actively squirm from side to side.
- Beam. Used when fishing for large fish. A few larvae, no more than ten units, must be mounted alternately on the hook for to get wriggling and squirming bundle of larvae. Some anglers use a special device for linking several larvae — the so-called Puchkova. With it unfolds the scrap of elastic nipple, he stuffed the moth, then the elastic band is removed from Puchkova, squeezing larvae, and bait ready. Such a method does not cripple the crank and allows it to survive in active state for a long time. The easiest Puchkova is made from a conical tube, which is pushed SNiP the nipple.
- Mounting using hook-clips. The principle of operation of such a hook as a conventional clothespin — squeezing the edges with your fingers, and into the formed space, is inserted a Joker.
The advantages of mounting with fixtures is the fact that it is possible to use a small moth and half-dead, which is difficult to pierce with a hook without damaging or injuring. And use the same hook-a pin in the cold far easier than solely icy cold fingers.