Catching pike in the pre-winter
Not to stop the course of the seasons, and fishing is always seasonal. In open water seasons at least five, each with its own characteristics and adherents. Longing for summer tackle lures early spring fishing, it is not so profitable, how romantic, although if you run into a fish runs, you will not find it! The late spring and early summer is appreciated for posledeistvie feed many species of fish, for the discovery of the boat and “mnogorazovogo” season. In the height of summer, their joy, fishing is already combined with the swimming season, the romance of fishing the warm nights, Gorom thermophilic fish – catfish, carp, tench. The border of summer and autumn again changes everything – cold water reinforces the biting of the fish, the anglers in General expanse, because the predators start to fly into a rage, time flies and sneaks up the last season of open water – an intriguing pre-winter. It’s not very popular, many are convinced that to leave this kolotun akin to a heroic act. But some believe that the heroism – is to stay at a time in the house, depriving yourself chic winter fishing. Part of spinning many years of practice favorite fishing until the frost, making sure the pre-winter – best-of-year season, and I regret that it is so short! Some of the unpopularity of this season, even like this persistent anglers. Where a month ago the fishermen were fishing shoulder to shoulder, now deserted – a welcome silence covered the waters! There are no noisy tourists companies with loud music and idle talk.
An important advantage of the pre-winter in that open space where in the summer it is impossible to catch because of the thick algae – obnovlyaetsya a huge area devoid of grass! The advantage is particularly important on reservoirs, solidly overgrown in the summer, small lakes, ponds, bogs.
Late autumn is a time of experimentation on these “puddles”, and if you get on the “right” weather, it might be a great place to catch a great pike, which, that spring, that summer does not get through. Yes and catch the late autumn in all senses easier than in the summer. Yes, that’s right, contrary to popular belief, says that the tactics of fishing lures is much more complicated. In summer, anglers need to become a scout – go to the far Hiking. First, due to the dominance of tourists in the entrances to the pond. Secondly, the predator disperses, the active species are alternated with passive, in General, only broad search brings satisfactory results. In the pre-winter tactics radically changed in this day and hundreds of meters. And why, after all, stationary fishing more successful in any case – and when the predator is actively worn, and when sitting in ambush. And perfectly possible to do without a boat if we are talking about small lakes and rivers.
The entrances to the old river beds of the mother river is always interesting, in the period preceding winter is generally a chic pike place. Here on slow for constantly accumulates fry, looking for a place to hide for the winter. To say exactly where it cannot overwinter in river holes, or oxbow, but late fall usually concentrates on inputs to the frost. Is already lip from the coast really got it in, and fry at the entrance, the spoon can draw. Not surprisingly, pike and “draws” regular attendance at these points, no matter has gone to the old man for the winter or left till spring in the riverbed. Of course, it is unlikely that a particular flock of fry will stay here for a long time, the feeling that flocks migrate in waves, one after another, there are different kinds of whites, but, as a rule, entirely alone fingerlings. However, Northern pike are happy to absorb this big, since nature is rich and available food. Not to say that the giants are caught here, but individuals from a kilogram to two can be caught plenty, sometimes larger across.
Such places rarely are fished, because they are in plain view, therefore, seem unpromising. It’s not about wide, deep entrances, popular with boat jig, and inconspicuous, shallow hadiqah. Interesting to harvest a Nickel, rarely more than 30 to 30 m, often 5 to 10 m with maximum depths 1.5-2 m under the average water level in the river. It is not surprising that boats without interest swaps such inputs, making sure to screw something not to hurt, and rushes rather to the expanse of the old man. Knowing well the spinning is delayed, especially when the test harness will find fry, rush helter-skelter from the spinners.
When fishing in such a compact point, it is important not to alert the pike, choosing the best tactics of the harvest. Not necessarily all the pike will be at the maximum depths of the entrance, on the contrary – it often goes near the shore at depths of two feet, sometimes even less, and it’s icy water, when “should” all be in deep! But the predator can see where she’s better, maybe it is easier to disguise among the coastal remnants of algae and to cook out the attack on the swarms of fry. In any case the tactic of “throw away where the fish are more” losing – raspolagetsya whole penny. Better to quietly approach the water’s edge and the first short, not more than 10-12 m, with a casting process in a semicircle, the middle plot. Then move on to the more distant “fans”, extending each time the balls meter and a half. Thus, it strikes the entire area, until the opposite coast of the entrance. There is no difference on which side to throw up or downstream to suitable conveniently, the arc of fire is wider, hooking less. If all srastetsya, from one place can catch five, ten pikes. Although long this show can not continue – toothed community feels threatened and the bite may stop. Long press on a compact place, it will give him “rest” for an hour or two, then again, you can count on the fish to bite.
About pike lures. In principle, any suitable recessed not more than half, to tortured grabbing the remnants of grass, driftwood – very very clean bottom at the entrances to the elderly is rare, and it is preferable to make the wiring of the baits above the bottom. If the pike in a given day-active, and active baits work better – a spinnerbait, a jig spinner with a wide petal, and even Popper. If cranky, lethargic, it is best to put on a offset hook large Twister or vibrohvost, but nothing uploaded, so quickly sinking to the bottom. If does not work this trick, you can go to teachingby shallow Wobbler. Despite the food of pike Frank fry, late fall larger instances of the preference and production major. And although usually the basis of the average spinner bait with a length of about 10 cm, in the period preceding winter is highly desirable to grab the lure, spoons 15-18 cm, blowing them into the course, where there can be a big fish – where fishing instinct.
Importantly, the fishing day was established pike weather is cloudy, the pressure is about 740. Not terrible and a little maroschek. Of course, then it will be covered with ice network, she quickly killed, the next time you cast you can shoot bait. Helps proven technique bought any silicone spray and processed all the rings on the spinning twist on the spool. Such freezing protection works an hour and a half, then washed – again we have to repeat the procedure and no problems.