Catching burbot in winter
Catching burbot in winter
With the onset of winter, many fish species reduce their activity, but for burbot is a great time, and he begins to get caught on Amateur gear. Unfortunately, these anglers are quite few, purposefully catching burbot, which, oddly enough, belongs to the family trnkobrani. As far as we know, trnkobrani more common in salt water, in the seas and oceans, and the burbot prefers the fresh water.
There is also a problem with the fact that burbot hunt at night, which is not very convenient for fishermen, since they prefer to fish from the ice only in the daytime. Many anglers are not satisfied with such factor, since night fishing is not as easy as day.
Of course, if you know the Parking burbot, then it really is to catch by day, but at night the bite of this fish are much more active, and individuals across much vesicae.
Therefore, we can safely says that the night fishing for burbot is the lot of strong spirit and body of anglers. The stronger the frost, the colder it is outside, the more this fish. As you know, the night is colder than day, so every lover of fishing will go on such an adventure, even if the tents are heated, though to warm up the tent in such conditions is not easy.
Generally anglers prefer 2 types of burbot fishing: using lures and with the help of pastamusik. The method of fishing there are two categories of fishers: some prefer the night to put the bottom gear in the morning to check them, and others give themselves to the night’s extreme hunting burbot vertical jigging, while in conditions not very comfortable.
The other way has the right to recognition, because the other method has a high performance. Those other anglers are professional, so the right choice always depends on the angler who has the right to decide whether freezing night in the tent in which temperature is only few degrees higher than outside, or to spend the night in a comfortable environment, and in the morning to go and just check out gear.
This article shows you how to catch burbot and the other way more.
- 1 the Behavior of burbot in the winter
- 2 Tackle and bait for catching burbot in winter
- 2.1 Zherlitsa
- 2.2 Winter Donka
- 2.3 spoonbaits
- 3 Nozzles and replanting
- 3.1 baitfish
- 3.2 a Drowning fish
- 3.3 fish Meat
- 4 Search burbot
- 4.1 Burbot trail
- 4.2 the location of the fish at different times of the day
- 4.3 What happens in the end?
- 4.4 How does the moon on the behaviour of burbot
The behavior of burbot in the winter
With the advent of real cold weather, the behavior of burbot standard. In other words, his fall fishing almost imperceptibly, the nature of the behavior, it goes in the winter. When winter fast-flowing rivers from the coast to the first ice, burbot continue to catch on zakidushki. When the ponds with stagnant water are covered with ice, which can withstand the weight of the angler, there are beginning to catch burbot on postawski. Many species of fish, in the transition from autumn to winter, cease to bite, as they have a couple of weeks there is a process of adaptation to new conditions. As for burbot, he has no such period, and he continues to bite on all kinds of gear. Although some individuals begin to emerge to the ice, where they are as long as the ice reaches a thickness of 10 cm or more. The impression is that they decided to check whether blocked access to the water surface.
Interesting fact! Our ancestors in this period were catching burbot with axes and light. People sought out individuals who stood close to the ice and drowned them with an ax, and then had to cut the ice to get the fish. The same method was producing pike and other fish species.
Once the ice will get stronger, the specimens are already close to the bottom as those that pop up on intelligence, where they hunt for prey. After a while, making the appropriate reserve of strength and energy, they begin to prepare for spawning. Burbot inhabiting the river starts to climb upstream, and burbot inhabiting the lakes, move on to the pebbly or rocky shallow water. And all this time burbot consistently continues to take the bait that he offered the fishermen using bottom gear and burbot lures.
Specialists do not observe the clear terms of the burbot spawning, but it is known that this fish spawns in December-January and in the colder latitudes from November to December. First spawn of captured specimens, followed by more small. Individuals who barely have reached puberty are sent to the spawning in the last turn. In connection with this factor, the process of spawning is strongly stretched in time and say exactly when it spawns, this fish is almost impossible. Another interesting fact you should pay attention: the spawning has no effect on the biting of the burbot compared to other species of fish period of spawning flatly refuse food except for individuals under the age of puberty.
Spawned, the fish leave shallow water and other places and moved to the depths, where he continues to be caught on a variety of tackle.
Tackle and bait for catching burbot in winter
To catch burbot in the winter, you can use different gear, but the most popular are postawski and vertical jigging. While specific gear for catching burbot may be several, depending on the fishing conditions.
In fact, the imitation fish is pike tackle, although it can be easily adapted for catching burbot, we need only pay attention to the behavior of burbot. For pike you need a supply of fishing line, as after the bite she completely swallows your bait and tries to go to the side and already there to deal with it. Burbot, on the contrary, swallows the bait immediately, so the extra line is not needed. But the stock of the line does not hurt, because the reservoir there are places with different depths. Once the scaffold do not adversely impact on the process of fishing, enough to have a stopper that would stop the line after determining the depth of the reservoir in place of the drilled hole. As a result, may be universal tackle, designed for fishing, like burbot and pike.
As a rule, it’s a pretty simple gear that can make any angler. Especially not to bother, just use a ground rod for autumn fishing for burbot, partially refitting it for winter fishing.
There are several variants of snap-ins, but many anglers prefer winter snap, made on the same line.
What are the advantages of this type of snap? The thing is that autumn snap-in associated with the conditions of fishing, it is necessary to throw from the shore to some distance. The sinker in this case, attached to the end of the main fishing line, a fishing line casts did not rabovladelcheskim. When fishing from the ice, there is no need, since the fishing line is simply lowered into the hole to a predetermined depth. When fishing burbot is very important that the bait laying on the bottom. Therefore, the sinker is attached directly on the line before the leader. To be able to quickly convert the gear, use these modern elements snap as the clasp and wartlike.
In addition to fishing line and other additional elements will need a reel that holds all tackle. Typically, the reel is made in the form of tablets, which in length is equal to two diameters of the hole, at least. The thickness depends on the material of manufacture. However, she needs to be strong enough, but not too bulky and massive.
In the midst of the boards from the left or the right side is a slot. It is desirable that the cut reached the centre of the plates, otherwise the structure will unstable. It should be remembered that this will weaken the entire structure, so the material should be chosen taking into account this factor.
When a ground rod is installed in the hole, the rest of the line remains on the reel, and the tackle is passed into the slot. After that, the plank across the hole so that the reel is securely held in this position. It is very important to secure the reel, otherwise burbot by their actions can get all the tackle under the ice.
This rigging is simple, but its effectiveness does not suffer in any way.
For winter fishing burbot suitable lures that catch pike, Zander and rocker, which removed the tee. In addition, apply special baits for catching burbot. Of course, I prefer to use the spinners, but they are on sale there and they have to make their own at home. The use of lures is no different from the use when fishing for other fish species. Her movements animesouth so that they were like little fish, but the pause should be when the jig is on the bottom.
It is important to know! The main attracting factor when fishing for burbot is not a feature of the game bait and tapping on the bottom that collects near the spinners flock of burbot.
The home-made bait is bait horizontal type. They are made in various ways: pour of metal, machined on a lathe and rework the rocker. Some anglers manage this case to accommodate the bullet.
Not always the bottom place fish hard and knock on it does not work. Here, anglers also came out, making the lure noisy. The simplest approach is to add to the baubles of different moving elements, which motion make noise. Equip the spinner and these elements can, as in the process of manufacturing and after using clockwork rings.
In addition, avid anglers came up with the hollow bait, in which they put metal balls. Such “rattles” they began to be made from copper or brass tubing, and other material. The main thing is to bait inside did not get water. In addition, such lures also installed movable petals.
Many experienced anglers claim that these lures fish well before spawning. During this period, the burbot is very responsive to different sounds. According to experts, the fish reacts to the lure, not only its prey, but as a foreign object, which prevents to spawn. That’s why he attacks her, trying to get rid of it.
Recently abroad appeared burbot spinners industrial manufacturing. The Foundation of bait is a hook, which is located on the bait so that when it moves it knocks, making sounds. In addition, at the bottom of the lure can not be set large petals, which make sounds in the water.
In fact, lure, hand-made fishermen to be more efficient. The same can be said of the other spinners which made the fishermen at home, for catching other types of fish.
Spinning fishing line
As caught specimens weighing 10 kg or more, you will need a reliable spinning. Many anglers make it from fiberglass or other durable and, at the same time, lightweight materials.
For fishing you need to take the line, not thinner than 0.3 mm, otherwise a specimen can break a thinner line.
Nozzles and replanting
For catching burbot in winter, the number of nozzles actually insignificant when you consider that this fish is carnivorous.
Ruff is preferred by many predatory fish, and burbot are no exception. This fish is caught steadily all winter, so the bait should not be a problem.
A good alternative is a minnow, but it would have to produce early in the season because it is winter does not show much activity.
Note! Demersal fish are more attracted to cod, so it makes sense to give preference to when choosing a bait to them.
Live bait can be caught in the daytime, at the same reservoir where it is planned at night to catch burbot. Part anglers are preparing for winter fishing for burbot in advance, preparing it in the fall. The bait is contained in special containers with water, in which air is supplied for oxygen enrichment.
Often, live bait is the only nozzle that bite burbot, and so active.
It is important to know! As shown, when using live bait fish is interested in the head more often than when using other types of nozzles on the hook.
When baitfish are harvested in advance and contain it in special containers, part of the fish can sleep. In this case, to throw it should not, but better to freeze. A fish can be used in the future, in the form of replanting for spinners.
As a rule, such practice is used when it is not possible to get live bait. With a drowning fish, you can easily put the bottom gear and imitation fish.
For burbot will go a drowning fish, but if fish cut into pieces, then these pieces of burbot begin to attract more. So you can go via this path: to go to the store and buy the same carp or carp, then cut them into pieces and use as a nozzle or replanting trolling.
Interesting fact! It is believed that burbot may feed on carrion and, nevertheless, for the nozzle or replanting is better to use chunks of fresh fish.
Few know what and how to catch burbot. You should be able to find a promising place, otherwise you can stay without a catch. If it is a familiar pond, fishermen have long known where to find the fish, but if it’s an unknown reservoir, it is possible serious problems. Although, in our time, when the compact sounders, it’s not a problem and you can quickly find the Parking lot of this fish, although it will have to drill a lot of holes. For this reason, we can safely say that winter fishing is first of all hard work and then rest, and rest in a comfortable warm environment.
Burbot is a fish that migrates on the water in its tracks, so in the process of fishing happen different incidents.
Interesting fact! A local fisherman to one of the villages located near the river Sylva was able to sh in a group of besnilian. This, despite the fact that in the river quite a lot of burbot. As claimed by a local fisherman, he managed to punch a hole right above the burbot trail.
So quite often there are moments when one angler catches of burbot actively, and located next to a few not seen not one bite.
What is a “burbot trail”?
Lifestyle burbot is dictated by its manner of feeding and its body type. Massive head and wide jaws enable it to cope with serious mining. In addition, in his body enough space to digest the prey. The burbot is a long, ribbon-like tail that allows it to thrive on a bottom surface. Unfortunately, such body composition did not allow him to actively move in the water column, and especially on the course.
For this reason, the burbot is kept away from swift currents and prefer a quiet place, with the presence of weak currents.
Before the spawning period when burbot begin to look for places to spawn, it overcomes the rapids, but makes it reasonable. He finds places where the current is not so rapid and boosts such obstacles. Similar places he finds on the sides of shoals or near the shore if the distance between the ice and the bottom allow him to do it.
Before you cross the shallows, flocks of Nalimov going to relax a bit before the next forward movement because you need to spend a lot of time and energy. As a rule, they always move on the same route, which the fishermen call “the path”. By the way, this is true not only for burbot: each species its own “pathways” by which they move in search of food. When it finds a path, which moves the fish to always be with the catch, wherein the hook caught, not small instances.
For experienced anglers it is not a difficult task, it is enough to estimate where the end boundary of the jet. Then they drilled a few holes and determine which of them is the spinner was bulldozed over the edge of the hole. Ice thickness can also point to a promising place: the ice is thicker, the weaker the current, and hence, this place might be promising.
As soon as the burbot spawn, burbot should be sought in quite other places and for the most part, at depth, but in any case it can not be found on the course.
This behavior is not typical of burbot in the daytime, because at that time he mostly rests in areas where the depth is not too large and where there is sufficient oxygen brought over.
The location of the fish at different times of the day
When bodies of water winter is not yet entered into force and have not covered them in a thick, robust layer of ice, burbot in the daytime, usually located in the shelter and practically eats, waiting for it to get dark. In winter, burbot day may even take the bait if the fisherman will find the Parking lot of this fish and will give the bait right under the nose. In this case, you can count on the impact of fishing.
Despite this, the night fishing will still be productive, as during this period fish always increases the appetite, which is connected with the peculiarities of his behavior. In the daytime burbot may take time to study the bait and, in the end, might not take it, but in the dark he grabs her, without spending time learning.
No less active burbot caught before spawning, but only in the early morning and late evening. In the middle of the night its activity drops almost to zero. After spawning burbot is very active all night, without breaks.
What happens in the end?
The result can be represented in the form of images below the text, which specifies which parts of the reservoir it is better to look for burbot in the winter.
This is something that concerns the watercourses, and in reservoirs with stagnant water everything is much simpler: until spawning burbot prefer shallow water, followed by depth and other areas of the water area.
How does the moon on the behaviour of burbot
Burbot is a fish that is highly reactive to the moon and its absence.
Changes in the behavior of burbot felt when the sky appears a thin month. With increasing of the moon the biting of the burbot becomes not so confident, but when it’s a full moon – he stops to bite at all. This continues until, until the period of the new moon.
Note the angler! Going fishing for burbot necessary to consider this factor. About, when it rises and when the moon is not a problem to find on the Internet, and what quarter of the moon.
Burbot is one of the most interesting fish that inhabit our rivers and lakes with fresh water. When most of the fish out for the winter at great depths and out of the pits only during the winter thaws, burbot begins the “Golden” time. The same can be said about some of the fans of winter fishing burbot for which there is an opportunity to catch quite a hefty instance. It remains only to prepare seriously, armed with a reliable tackle and equipped with all the rules. For greater efficiency it will not hurt to stock up in the fall with live bait, as the winter to get it is not so simple. As for anglers practising this kind of fishing, it is not difficult at all. In extreme cases, live bait can be caught in the daytime at the same pond.
For those fishermen who prefer to catch fish on artificial bait, you’ll catchability lures and patience as well as endurance and will power, because will always have to be in difficult weather conditions. Although for the present, avid fans of winter fishing, any weather conditions, even the most severe, are not an obstacle.