Fishing for walleye in winter — tips on baits and tackle
Fishing for walleye in winter — tips on baits and tackle
This fish is found in many freshwater reservoirs in Europe and Asia. This is a typical predator in your food and prefer mostly small fish with a narrow body, bullheads, minnows, bleak, whitebait. But his calves in the diet mostly aquatic invertebrates.
Zander is very much appreciated by cooks of all countries where it is found, due to the fact that the meat of this fish is low-fat and practically no bones, and in addition, as noted by many fans of fish dishes, it is tasty, tender and very useful. Perch can be cooked a huge number of dishes, so the walleye is the favorite fish of most Housewives.
In the winter months to catch walleye is sometimes possible even more than in the summer. But how to catch fish in the winter is very different from how you catch it in the summer.
- 1 What to consider when looking for perch
- 2 features of the winter walleye fishing
- 3 how to choose gear
- 4 Something about the baubles
- 5 How to catch on mormyshka
- 6 How to catch walleye using the balancer
- 7 Fishing winter imitation fish
- 8 Fishing with “noodle”
- 9 Fishing for walleye in winter — Video
What to consider when looking for perch
In order to find walleye in the summer, we must first know the reservoir location at the bottom of cavities and snags. But in the winter a flock of perch will not stand on one place: it has to move to find prey. Therefore, the fisherman have to move in search of this fish, trying to find the best fishing spot.
But there is one reassuring fact: although the flock in the winter and moved all the time, but usually every year on the same route. And if you already know some places good luck, then repeatedly testing them, you are very likely to succeed. But not always pack walleye behaves in the same way. Sometimes it can freeze in some place near the bottom and is not interested in neither food or bait. This perch, lapsed into suspended animation, to catch it is impossible.
Features of the winter walleye fishing
This predator is caught well not all winter: when there is a period of gluhozime, continuing for about a month, to get its almost impossible. But the rest of the perch is very active and constantly looking for food, migrating by area of their habitat. Therefore, fishermen need all the time to move and drill new holes, even if some of them managed to catch big specimen. The pack will not stay in place, even if there is enough food. This behavior of pikeperch recorded in his genes: in order to survive, you need to move sailing without stopping.
The best Zander waters with clean water. It can be found in rivers with koristim uneven bottom, covered with sand or pebbles. It avoids thickets of a grass and muddy bottom, so there it is not found.
Like many other predatory fish the best walleye bite at first and last ice. In this time he has the best appetite. But in the future, with a move deeper into the winter, the biting is getting worse. The result of walleye fishing depends on the weather. On a windy day, especially when the wind blows from the North, a successful fishing don’t wait, you better stay home until the storm subside, weaken the frost will come and calm stable weather.
As for time of day, the first winter of the best walleye catch for five hours in the morning starting from 6am and evening around 15:00 to 20:00. But then, when it’s deep winter, the bite starts later, from seven o’clock in the morning, and sometimes with eight.
How to choose gear
If the fishing rod for winter fishing for pike is not important (but it is better if it is with the coil), the thickness of the line important: the line is thinner and more transparent, the more bites. Usually choose the fishing line with a diameter of 0.1 to 0.3 mm and sufficiently long.
The nod, which provides smooth gear is also a necessary component of equipping the fishing rod. The walleye have a habit, before grabbing the bait, first gently touch it. So you need to choose a design nod, in which he has a good sensitivity.
Something about the baubles
Catch walleye in the winter, using a variety of types of lures. But most fishermen choose the spoon. Small or medium size and, as a rule, silver color, width narrow. To remind fry that are a favorite food of perch. When a large flow of the river minnow it is desirable to provide a sinker, choose the weight depending on the depth at which you will catch walleye. If the reservoir is found a large perch, the length of the spinner should be 7…9 cm, and if small, from four to six inches.
How to catch on mormyshka
Choose jigs better with a length of about 10…14 mm or 20 mm. And depending on the depth. For great depths it is better to take a large jig designed for fishing for perch impressive size and mass. Heavier weight jigs you can use lead or other metals that exceed by weight lead. If you are on your own jig napravili lead, then after that wash it carefully, so as walleye odors published “burnt” lead may not like. But the best option is to cover the jig with silver. Bait can be used in the form of a beam bloodworms or a piece of fish.
You can catch the “devil” or a jig with a single hook (“drop”, “BB”, “ant”, etc.), you can tie them with red strings.
The technique of filing the jigs used slow and smooth, with a wiggle, forcing the perch to draw attention to the bait.
You can drop the jig to the bottom, from the impact formed the dregs, then, tapping, pause of approximately five seconds, and knock again. Occurs when it hits the ground, a cloud of Muti, like a cloud, usually created by rushing at the bottom of the fry. Such imitation can provoke the attack of the perch and cause a strike.
You can use another technique, described next. The jig up, slightly shaking, at 30 cm, then the fishing line is loosened, allowing the jig to move downstream, down again, shaking and pausing. Then start to drag the jig along the bottom. Usually, the walleye makes a strike at the moment when the bait is off the ground.
Cutting should be sharp, and it is better to do two to make sure that you are really hooked walleye.
How to catch walleye using the balancer
The balancer is a relatively new kind of bait, and today not so many fishermen winter roads, which have already a great experience fishing with the use of balance weights.
Modern technology is catching on balance weights, and also different new models appeared somewhere in the beginning of this century. But learning the wisdom of such ice fishing is not difficult even for a beginner. When used with a balancer, then it put on the bait: a small piece of fish.
The feature of perch is that it usually does not pursue its prey. So when using the saw, spoon playing, but don’t shake it, making the short pause. So, for example, lowering the spoon to the ground, it is necessary to lift by 20 cm, then stretch another 50 cm and stay for a short period of time. Then again, the lure should be lowered to the bottom and endure a longer pause, is approximately equal to 15…20 seconds to fully damped oscillation of the spinner.
If, after such a series of pike did not bite, then you can try to raise a little the dregs at the bottom, tapping on the ground. This technique often leads to biting.
In winter the walleye bite, although sharp, but they are weaker than the summer, and he is more calm and has less resistance when pulling it out. Therefore, the rods must be of high sensitivity, since even a walleye bait takes very carefully. And feeling the bite, you need to sharply move the hook could pierce the upper lip of the fish. Otherwise, she came to the hole, can release the bait and swim away. The bite from Zander sharp, because he’s out of inertia follows the flock, keeping the bait in the mouth, or wants production to go down.
Fishing winter imitation fish
If you decide to fish for pike on the imitation fish, you should bear in mind that you need to take a large number of fishing line to take into account the behavioral characteristics of this fish. The fact that the perch, after the capture prey, usually swims with her another thirty yards. Therefore, the coil should be a lock for braking the line.
And the coil must be set so that it was raised above the ice of approximately ten (or more) inches.
Imitation fish you can use any design, but better — with one hook, as the presence of a few can scare the pike, and he will avoid such bait. Optimal weight bait — 20…30 g Good grab fishing a small hook, to the time when perch will appear in the hole, zabagrit him and get him out on the ice.
“Blockhead” is tied on the end of my line loads, with two freely suspended on the ring of the hooks with the beads. The bait is lowered to the bottom and knock on it. At this time, the hooks rise and fluctuate as if waving “handles” like a little crayfish or a bug. And “noodle” a low throw and again lower down. Movement in this game should be smooth and sweeping, and with a nod it is necessary to describe the ovals.
Importantly, the need to be guided with self-manufacturing “bulldozer”: the lure should be symmetrical in design.
To build a bait quite easy if you have already found a sinker of suitable shape, the two hooks and pieces of 10-15 beads.
Another tip is when fishing for walleye to be guided by a national sign: if you catch the little thing, you better let her go, otherwise the entire production will be the same.
Fishing for walleye in winter — Video