Features of pike in the spring
The beginning of spring is a special time for anglers. Despite the fact that the water in the reservoir is still cold, the fish become more active, because though short, but all the same warming up of water in the daytime. In this period it is good to fish for Northern pike, the activity of which falls on melting ice.
How pike behave in the spring?
Spring pike prefers to be in the bays, where there is last year’s vegetation and swampy bottom. Here the ice comes off in the first place. It spawns the monster at a small depth, and catch her in this period virtually useless. She almost never takes the bait and remains indifferent even at the sight of live bait.
To feed the pike begins after spawning, and at this point she prefers to stay in the same areas of the reservoir. Usually it gives preference to areas with grass where it is convenient to do an ambush the fry. The predator feeds very actively, making up for fat loss over the winter, so it easily takes almost any bait.
In the spring the pike bite starts at dawn and ends after dark. For fishing it is better to choose a warm and calm day when it’s cloudy and no sun. In this weather the optimal lure is the spinner.
What better bait to catch pike in the spring?
For successful fishing you can use a variety of lures, but the best is considered to be oscillating spinner. Its need to throw so that it was a bit on the intended location of the pike. Then you can gently start the transaction. The predator may not care to watch her, but if she gets in close proximity, you certainly will be caught. After that, the fisherman only have to carefully to draw out it to the shore. In this case, what matters is the spinning reel or the rod. Better if it will be quite durable and flexible, otherwise the pike of large size can easily break it.
How to do the wiring?
In the spring, most fishermen prefer to make uniform, without jerks wiring. It is quite effective, but some believe it is too passive. Periodic twitching of the line at the time of posting allows you to create the appearance of a living head. It can be done by wrapping a coil of few turns and a sharp jerk of the rod. As a result, the spoon will rise closer to the surface, and then gradually sink to the bottom. Such manipulation is bound to cause interest of the pike, and it will surely grab the spoon.