Fishing for bullhead
Fishing for bullhead
Bullhead is a strong fish of the carp family, which is not against to catch any angler. Under favorable conditions, IDE may grow in length up to 1 meter, gaining weight up to 6 kilograms. In the catches of fishermen are generally present specimens, weighing not more than 2 kg, but even to the capture of such fish you need to prepare carefully.
IDE is considered a peaceful fish, although it can be successfully catch not only on a conventional rod with a float or bottom fishing, but spinning. This is due to the fact that the IDE often chasing the fry of fish, although its diet is quite varied, which includes objects, both animal and vegetable origin.
This article shows you how to catch IDE and on what bait and where to look for the IDE, in any waters. Without understanding what kind of lifestyle leads IDE, to rely on his capture should.
- 1 habitat
- 2 When to catch a bullhead
- 2.1 Fishing for bullhead in spring
- 2.2 Fishing for bullhead in the summer
- 2.3 Fishing the lakes in autumn
- 2.4 Fishing for bullhead in the winter
- 3 Lures for catching IDE
- 3.1 the spinning
- 3.2 Fishing on the float rod
- 3.3 Fishing feeder tackle
- 4 Gear on IDE
- 4.1 Float rod
- 4.2 Feeder or Donka
- 4.3 Spinning
The habitat of this fish is very wide. It is found in the waters of Europe and Asia, being the main object of fishing many anglers. He prefers to be in medium or large rivers, dominated by a moderate course and has considerable depth. In mountain rivers, which mainly differ in the rapid flow, the IDE is quite rare and that in areas where the current is not so rapid. Usually, it is typical for the lowland sites of mountain rivers. IDE is found in lakes, but only on the condition that they are running. In this case, the IDE is not feeling well, both in fresh and in brackish water.
For their Parking IDE selects those sections of the waters:
- The rivers with some silt or clay bottom.
- Prefers not to go far from deep pits or whirlpools.
- It can be found near a variety of engineering structures located in water, such as bridges.
- It feeds in areas where branches of bushes and trees hanging over the water. In such areas of vegetation in the water, falling various insects.
- Can be located at the rapids or whirlpools, but with the side where the flow velocity is low.
Such rivers can be considered as promising in the search for the IDE. It should be remembered that adults kept in isolation, and flocks moved only small IDE. Flocks of large IDE can be found only at depth and only in the winter when the fish waits winter.
This fish may be the depth of going into shallow water in search of food. Mostly it happens in the spring after spawning, when the fish needs in emergency nutrition.
In summer, the IDE is frequently elevated in the upper water layers, where it gathers fallen into the water all sorts of bugs. In winter it is better to look at depth. During this period, IDE is active, although not as much as in the summer. Bursts of activity are observed during periods of thaw, but during periods of intense cold, it behaves passively. In this regard, it is safe to go fishing in the winter because you can count on catching a bullhead. The main thing is to choose the right day that would be different is good, not too frosty weather.
When catching IDE
IDE is allowed to fish year-round, although some anglers argue that catching him completely useless, especially in the winter. If in the summer you can count on the activity of this fish in the winter the IDE completely passive. In fact it is not. Anyone who claims it is likely IDE in winter, never been caught, and tried.
If to speak about the time of day, the IDE caught, both day and night, and in the night period, you can expect to catch larger specimens. Depending on the time of year, the daily activity of IDE may be different, but the fact remains: bullhead bite at any time of the year and at any time of the day.
Fishing for bullhead in spring
With the arrival of spring IDE starts to behave actively even after the ice melts, and in posledeistvie period. Before spawning IDE throughout the week, eats very actively. If it is correct to calculate this period, it is possible to catch quite large fish that rise upstream, to reject the caviar.
During spawning IDE, like all species of fish are busy spawning and any bait not responding. After the process of spawning, the IDE a little rest and then he starts biting posledeistvie. Spawning occurs in conditions when the water is heated to 6 degrees. The spawning period can last for about 2 weeks, and sometimes longer, depending on weather conditions. When the IDE starts biting, he goes on the shoals, located in the coastal zone. In this period, you can count on the impact of fishing. As a rule, the spring fishing for bullhead is considered to be the most effective.
Fishing for bullhead in the summer
When summer sets in, the IDE goes to the bottom or hides in underwater shelters. For this, he chooses places with underwater vegetation, places with many sunken trees and snags, as well as places with artificial underwater structures or obstacles. So count this period into a stable bite, as a spring is not necessary. You can treat yourself to hope for a bite of IDE in the early hours or late evening when the heat subsides greatly. In the daytime attempt to catch this fish can be useless. But even in this case, the IDE can be detected at a considerable depth, in the pits or around them.
Fishing for bullhead in the fall
With the advent of autumn, the IDE starts to be caught more actively, but tries to stay away from the shore. If the river is not big and can deliver the bait to the middle of the river, you can expect success.
If the river is wide and large, without a boat to catch IDE in this period is unlikely to succeed.
When in the autumn, for a few days, a warm weather, the IDE can also be found in shallower areas where it can bask in the sun, along with numerous shoals of fry. Here he could easily find food. Fry fish it attracts as well as heated areas of the waters of autumn the sun’s rays.
During the autumn, catch yaz after the lunch break, when the water has time to warm up a little. But this does not mean that the IDE is not caught at other times, just chance to catch IDE in these periods much more.
Fishing for bullhead in the winter
With the arrival of winter, the IDE goes to the pit, so catch it in these places. If you find winter a pack of heavy individuals, it is possible to count on the catch. But if the streets are heavy frosts the IDE are unlikely to want to respond to some bait.
Bait for catching IDE
IDE is not difficult to catch on any kind of gear: on the float rod, feeder tackle and on spinning, despite the fact that this fish is considered peaceful. Depending on the nature of the selected gear and bait.
Fishing with spinning
The use of spinning associated with the use of artificial lures. As a rule, ides can be caught with spinners, wobblers or poppers, up to 40 mm or slightly more.
The most successful lures:
- Yo-Zuri L-Minnow 44.
- Megabass Br.Chubby 38.
- Yo-Zuri Baby Crank 35.
- Pontoon 21 Cheerful 40.
- Pontoon 21 Hypnose 38F.
- Yo-Zuri 3D Popper.
The most successful spinners:
- Lukris Cares.
- Mepps Black Fury.
- Mepps Aglia.
- Panter Martin.
- RUBLEX Celta.
- Lukris Reder.
It’s the lures that are tested when fishing for IDE, and showed remarkable result. Therefore, going fishing hoping to catch the IDE, it is better to stop the choice on such artificial baits. An independent search of the most efficient baits of many, many will do nothing because it will take a lot of time. So it makes sense to listen to the wishes of an experienced angler. This bait will not let you down.
Fishing on the float rod
When fishing classic tackle, is known to anglers not decades, and perhaps centuries, as bait you can use:
- Manure or earthworm.
- The beetle grub bark beetle.
- The mayfly, etc.
There are baits that often work the best. This:
- Steamed peas.
- Canned corn.
- The live bait.
Corn and peas it is better to catch in the wiring. Comes IDE of any size. These nozzles are effective from the second half of the summer and the autumn. If you use live bait, there is a probability of catching trophy instance. Better if a little fish from the same pond, then the IDE will not abandon her.
Fishing feeder tackle
Feeder tackle is a tackle, which is a special feeder rods. In this case, it is possible to use any types of attachments, including peas and corn, which are often more effective.
Gear on IDE
Going fishing in the lakes should provide good, solid and reliable gear, as the bullhead is a strong fish, the more that gets weighty enough copies.
Choosing a float rod in the lakes, you should pay attention to the following parameters:
- The rod length up to 5 meters.
- Suitable equipment, as without coil and with coil.
- The main fishing line with a thickness of 0.2-3 mm.
- Leash thickness 0.15-0.25 mm.
- Hook from No. 6 to No. 10 on the international scale.
- The float, depending on the strength of the flow.
Naturally, there are some nuances. For example: it is better to take and equip the rod bezinertsionnaja coil to be able to fish in wiring, releasing the bait away by the river. The presence of the coil can stock up on fishing line just in case, and the cases are different, which lead to a hook and fishing line breaks.
As the main line should not be thick (too) the line that the fish are not cautious. The leash is better to use necessarily, as in the case of a hook will not come off all tackle, along with a float.
Because fishing is carried out on the course, it is better to choose a long float with a thin tip. If the current is too strong, it is necessary to give preference to more sustainable forms of floats, although they are less sensitive.
Feeder or Donka
Catching IDE on the feeder involves the use of such snap elements:
- Rod up to 4 meters, with the test up to 100 grams.
- Coil size is 2000-3000.
- You can use braided fishing line with a thickness of 0.15 mm or monofilament fishing line diameter 0,22 mm.
The rod length up to 4 meters will allow you to cast the bait a considerable distance. Too long the rod must not be selected, since it is inconvenient to work with. Often enough rods with a length of 3-3.5 meters.
Braid is preferable to use, especially on long distances, since it practically does not stretch. This gives you the ability to convey bite on the tip of the rod without distortion. Monofilament fishing line is good because it can extinguish the jerks fish, which often is very important, can not be said about the braided line.
Choosing the right equipment for catching IDE on spinning is the key to productive fishing. Therefore:
- Select a light rod, fast or medium action with the test up to 25 grams.
- The coil should have a clutch, which you can use to extinguish the jerks fish.
- The main fishing line with a thickness of about 0.25 mm, if it is monofilament fishing line.
- If you are using braided line, the diameter can be between 0.2 mm.
- A leash is needed if the possible bite of a pike.
- The bait is selected from those specified in the list of the most efficient.
Fishing is quite an interesting and exciting experience. Going to the pond, you can not only relax, but to catch fish, please catch the rest of the family. Catch the IDE is not so simple, because it is careful and strong fish. Therefore, in order to catch him, you need to carefully prepare for the process of fishing, having the correct fishing rod. Without reliable and lightweight rods are not enough, as you need a quality fishing line. Well, if you have the opportunity to purchase a boat that will help to fish in any conditions. It often happens that the IDE is difficult to get from the coast, especially in the second half of the summer. The lure selection plays a very important role because not all of them are efficient. You can often purchase a cheap imitation, from which no benefit.