Catching big roach in winter
Roach one of the most common fish our waters. It comes in catches and novice anglers and professionals. But if fish up to a hundred grams of no surprise that large roach, but it may reach a weight of one kilogram, the guest in cages are quite rare. Especially in the winter.
Winter is good because you can reach any area of the reservoir. That’s only if in the summer on the pond was overcome by roach from the category “men’s happiness”, to find a large roach in it useless. Large roach feel at ease in water, where a lot of feed and little competition. Winter is a reservoir lake with stagnant water. The presence in the ponds underwater keys significantly increases the chances of anglers to catch a big fish.
In winter large individuals to stay in the middle layers of water. With the beginning of gluhozime they do go on deep-sea areas. To latest ice to get back in the shallows, edge drop offs, or near streams or melt water rivers flowing into it.
In winter roach feed actively on Sunny days. Likes long periods of thaw. Closer to the March she begins preparation for spawning, and as a consequence munchies. During this period, it will not confuse nor snow, nor Blizzard. The biting slows down only if the spring has a change of heart and returned the reins to the winter with a strong and long frosts.
In the last days of winter, roach perfectly caught and basmatic and to the jig with the bits of animal or vegetable origin.
- From ezmotion good work “shit” or “goat”, but the jig “the ant” it is desirable to put the bloodworms.
- For fishing with bait, any suitable jig rounded oatmeal, and pellets.
The main requirement in fishing is big roaches – they should be heavy enough to quickly deliver the bait to the bottom and not be eaten by small roach that had gathered in the upper horizons of the water with the desire to eat. Therefore, the jig it is desirable to use tungsten.
Bait: bloodworm, caddis larvae, dough.
If the goal is to catch a big roach, with bait can not to be greedy. The roach fish is voracious, especially before spawning. True then shouldn’t be freaking out, pulling out of the hole, the “cat’s joy.” Out of bait working semolina, breadcrumbs, ready mix. The flavors roach in winter, almost non-responsive – not worth to spend money.
With a good knowledge of the reservoir wells drilled in the shallows or near shore, drop off, and at depth. And then gradually they exploit and if necessary, changing gear, the speed and wiring method. If the pond is unfamiliar, guided to shore. Start with places where the lake is fed by streams or small rivers.
Game jig slow, no sudden Rykov and fluctuations. Periodically it is worth pause. It was during this period usually followed by the bite. What how to lift and dive.
The only thing not to forget when fishing on the last ice of roach or other fish, about caution. No fish, small or large is not worth the risk of falling through the ice.