Catching fish on small rivers
Catching fish on small rivers
ASP is interesting and amazing fish, which is not so easy to catch, if you do not know its behavior. Experienced anglers catch fish at any time of the year, not just open water. You need to know some details and tricks of hunting for Chub.
Subtlety and cunning is the ability to determine where to hunt ASP, as well as the ability to choose the right tackle with lures. ASP is also cunning fish, so catching it will have to quite carefully choose the kind of bait.
- 1 ASP: description
- 2 Diet ASP
- 3 habitat
- 4 the spawning Period
- 5 How to catch a Chub on small rivers
- 5.1 Catching fish in the spring
- 5.2 Catching fish in the summer
- 5.3 Autumn Chub
- 6 the Right choice of gear
In addition, the Chub — fish cunning and cautious, she is also beautiful and also fast and rapid. Because the mass of these positive qualities, ASP has a number of names. It is often called salesperon, due to the appearance of white scales and balescu. Due to its speed and swiftness, ASP called horse or grip.
If the fisherman can catch the fish by spinning, it is a Testament to the high skill of the angler.
The Chub belongs to the family of cyprinids, so its body shape is long, wide and flat. He has an elongated head, and lower jaw slightly forward and up. Despite the fact that it is a predatory fish, in his mouth no teeth. The role of the designated teeth bone protrusion on the lower jaw and the recess located on the upper lip. This allows asps to securely hold their prey.
The teeth of the fish are located inside the pharynx, which gives him the ability to grind food.
The body of the predator is covered with small, but well-fitting scales. Lateral surface of body lighter than back. The belly is almost white and the area of the dorsal fin distinguished by dark, bluish-gray tint.
The fins of this predator light, with dark endings. The caudal fin is large enough, and the lower plumage is slightly larger than the upper. The base of the lower fins is different red tint.
ASP or sarasper is a fairly large fish as the average specimens weigh about 5 kg. Individual specimens have a weight of 12 kg. To the family of cyprinids, the Chub is on the honorable second place, behind first-place carp.
The diet of ASP
Because asps are missing teeth, it is hunting for its prey has certain characteristics. ASP produces their own food the fact that it stuns its prey. It looks as follows:
- ASP finds the flock of small fish and jumping out of the water, after which he quickly falls into the water.
- This impact of the water enough to part the fish froze in disbelief. This moment is enough for the predator to a part of the small fish was in the mouth of the fish.
Typically, the diet consists exclusively of small fish such as bleak, Rudd, sabrefish, etc.
Small Chub under the age size 35 cm, can not even hunt small fish, so it feeds mainly on insects, their larvae, worms and crustaceans.
But it’s not only small animals but also the adult fish, which has weakened after the process of spawning or due to lack of the main feed, the fish starts to feed on insects, small frogs and crustaceans.
After spawning the fish can easily catch on the bottom gear. But such fishing is not pleasure anglers, as it practically does not resist after to get hooked. ASP after spawning are greatly weakened. This is partly due to the fact that they arrange the fights in the struggle for the right to fertilize eggs.
Generally, this predator hunts in the middle and upper layers of water that indicates that it relates to pelagic ichthyophaga.
Chub prefers standing water, and the current, so it is found in rivers, both large and small. If the pond has a connection with the river, he found in zatoky, in quarries and in smaller lakes. The predator appears in places to eat. Chub are most often found in the waters of the middle band, but it can be easily catch in the rivers don and Kuban.
Sarasper prefers rivers with a decent current and a hard bottom. He will not live in the pond with muddy bottom and thickets of aquatic vegetation.
There are signs you can easily determine what the river is and ASP. For example:
- If the river has rocky areas, shallows and shoals, as well as tresses with a sandy bottom.
- If the river has steep banks.
- If a river has sections with strong lay-over.
- The river bottom is solid, and on the bottom a lot of snags.
- Over the river on the banks with trees and shrubs that hang over the water or partially fell into the water.
To determine the presence of this predator in the pond is possible by the characteristic outbursts, which can be heard within a pond: this is the ASP kills juvenile fish.
If a large lake or reservoir has decent flow and a kind, hard bottom, the fish will be there.
In small rivers, Chub prefers to hunt alone. It can ambush its prey in places where rifts and a lot of snags and in areas where the trees hung over the water.
What is characteristic of sarasper is the fact that it moves across the pond by the same route. In other words, he prefers to live in the same area where he hunts for prey.
This predator hunts mainly in the daytime, and at night he lures practically does not react, being at the bottom of the pond.
Almost all summer this predator is in the upper layers of the water, and with the arrival of cold weather he goes to areas with more calm over and falls closer to the bottom.
With the onset of winter, the ASP is moved to the deep holes and pools and out of them only at the beginning of may, after which it begins to feed actively and to take any bait.
The spawning period
The periods of puberty Chub reaches differently, depending on weather conditions, and more specifically, the temperature of the water. In the southern, warmer rivers this period starts after 3 years, and in colder it begins to spawn after reaching 4 or 5 years of age. At the same time, its body length reaches 40 cm.
The time when the Chub spawns, also depends on the climatic conditions of the region. In the warmer rivers he begins to spawn in mid-April, and this period lasts until the end of the month, the water temperature should be between +6 to +16 degrees.
Fish lay their eggs in pairs, and in one area there can be several pairs. This creates the impression that the Chub spawns in groups.
In comparison with other types of fish for spawning looking for a more comfortable place, Chub spawns in those places, where he lives. But in some cases, the fish still swim upstream in search of more suitable places for spawning.
The female glues the eggs to the roots and dead stems of underwater plants. In this case, for once she lays about 300 eggs.
After a couple of weeks from eggs, the larvae hatch fish. If the water is cold, the maturation of the eggs can stay for a week and a half.
In the process of spawning males often receive considerable injuries. This is due either to the movement of fish shoals in search of comfortable areas for spawning, or in the fight for females.
How to catch a Chub on small rivers
Catch of a predator such as ASP, the dream of any angler, while anglers catch fish and other tackle. Every fisherman decide on what tackle you should catch this predator and what bait to use. The choice of fishing gear depends on what time of year is in the yard.
Mainly Chub caught on spinning, like other types of predatory fish. Spinning fishing is an interesting, dynamic and exciting form of fishing that requires the fisherman a certain skill. It is necessary not only to choose the right bait, it still needs to correctly spend in the water column to this tricky fish decided to attack. In addition, ASP great vision and he sees everything that happens on the shore, so a disguise never hurts.
This predator pecks on the classic spinners, wobblers and turntables. In addition, predator bite on the bit, the bypass leash as well as the streamers.
Some of the anglers fly fishing masters. Tackle this quite complex application and it requires a long time to master. Tackle this catch-and-ASP. As bait use flies that imitate fallen into the water insects.
In the cold season, when ASP goes to the depth, it is better to catch the ground tackle. In this case, as bait you can use live bait.
Catching fish in the spring
With the arrival of spring, in the month of March, the ASP begins his biting. During spawning, the bite stops and resumes after him only in the month of may.
During this period, the ASP caught on jigs, although for a successful fishing it is necessary to determine the place of its Parking. While not every river in this period, the animal begins to bite on artificial baits.
In the month of may so it’s better to catch on a spinning, with the use of such artificial lures as Pilcher, kastmaster, thin crankbaits, etc.
The late spring and early summer is characterized by the fact that the ASP switches to daylight saving power mode, so that the jig will have to be postponed until the autumn.
In the spring, this predator hunts along the steep coast, where the fry of various fish species.
Catching fish in the summer
In summer, Chub prefers to stay as close as possible to the surface of the water, as there is always something to make money. It can hunt a bit in these parts of the reservoir:
- In the shallow water.
- In the shallows and rapids.
- Along steep banks.
- Within overhanging water vegetation.
During this period the fish better fish from long distances using heavy bait with a large amplitude game. In summer, Chub bite the bit with the flies.
On small rivers the most preferred tackle is fly fishing as spinning at small distances does not have good efficiency. Then again, it all depends on the skill of the spinner. Casts should be under overhanging water vegetation. The better a fly than it is plausible resembles the insect that fell into the water, the more chances to catch this cunning predator.
With the advent of autumn, water begins to slowly cool down, but before the end of September he is still chasing flocks of small fish near the surface. Already in October he moves to a depth where you can get it exclusively with jigs or ground tackle.
As baits, the most effective may be twisters or vibrohvosta of silicone how out of the ordinary and edible. Fit and pilkery if they are done at the bottom.
Lures such as streamers or barbs in the fall is practically useless.
The right choice of gear
Going on the hunt for the ASP, it should be remembered that this is a strong and powerful fish, which is typical for all carp, so the tackle is appropriate. In addition, the need to make long casts, and to do this it needs a powerful spinning.
So you will need a long-range and durable spinning.
Fishing line monofilament is better to take that on long casts is more preferable characteristics. It stretches, so will be able to help in damping the jerks of this powerful fish.
When fishing for ASP is permissible to use the same tackle as in fishing for pike in the coastal zone. Bezinertsionnaja coil will effectively combat the strong resistance of the predator.
The usual float rod allows you to catch the fish, but this requires a thick and strong fishing line. Unfortunately, thick lines can be alerted ASP, which reduces the chances of catching. In addition, the usual bait is unlikely without a problem to pull out trophy fish.