Fishing in the cold
The bitter cold brings about changes in the tactics and strategy of fishing, the selection of tackle, clothing, fish finder. Plus high humidity and a strong wind with strong gusts do not attach fishing comfort. Cold hands, face, after each posting have to clean the hole, but persistent anglers do not give up, successfully battling adverse circumstances, and often come out winners, often taking the ice boxes full of fish.
How to conserve heat
Heat retention is the most important, because if freezing cold, all fishing in the cold goes down the drain. First, at the first sign of hypothermia is the brain of the fisherman do not work well, connect of self-preservation instincts, and think more about the warm stove and the comfort of your home, not the tactical nuances of fishing. Second, all technical actions are wrong, even bloodworms to put the bait really hard, not to mention acceptable the game tackle. Thirdly, the fascination with fad, but health is more expensive because in such conditions is really a really serious hypothermia, leading to colds, frostbite, that’s no good.
Of course, you can wrap yourself from head to toe in the most warm, but it is acceptable only for stationary fishing. Jig, regardless of the weather, suggests a fairly wide search with active movements between the working holes, plus the need for frequent reaming, and overly warm garb body is already overheating, then the hole, the angler instantly freezes in the middle of a bite.
Mainly active fishermen use a little more warm suits than usual, or just pick at the bottom is a thick thermal underwear plus fleece. And insulated vests under a suit, go in they chest and back well warm, without overheating the armpits. Many use the semi – high pants plus jacket. Overalls, by and large, did not take root in an environment of extreme winter roads, although they are a little warmer thanks to its wholeness, and in the back nothing the blower. Although using the helmet problem is solved easily, because usually jacket belts belt, on which hung something of useful equipment, the same towel. And if there is no habit something worn on the belt, so you can just strap belted, tightening when blowing the lower back. And releasing it when it’s getting warmer in the mass drilling of holes.
The most important thing – to protect legs, arms, head. The legs are just regular winter boots from “foam” with a warm ear, with the active fishing warm at minus 25 no problem. Who have feet sensitive to cold, just use it to pry out additional thermal or woolen socks.
With the protection of the head all just. A conventional knit beanie hat medium thickness or from the Gore-Tex paired with a thick insulated hoody jacket is the perfect option, in which the fisherman does not freeze the head, and at the same time it does not overheat during active movements. Usually the gate plus a high sweater or a scarf covers the lower part of the face, saving you from freezing, and warming the air for breathing.
But with the hand protection much more complicated. Although most fishermen winter roads hands hardened and resistant to cold, but windy cold, it can freeze instantly. Gloves? But from time immemorial known the truth – good work mormyshkas tackle real open brush. We have to get out. Some on the underwear of similar material sewn additional sleeves that can be zakazati, removing a sleeveless jacket, or to nominate, closing on all sides the brush, leaving open only the fingers. Part anglers use fur gloves which help greatly. Once in the process of catching on the hole the angler feels hands start to freeze, then normally clamps the rod between his knees, wearing gloves and waving his hands, went to the fingers blood circulation, then the gloves are dropped and the fishing continues.
Usually always try to warm up first working brush that transitions between holes, without losing time while fishing. And the sequence of all actions frost brings to automatism. If you are going to leave the hole, the angler puts on the right hand of the glove, it pulls the fishing line, puts on the left glove, takes a chair or a box, moves to the next hole, with a slotted spoon, lifts the sludge from the hole, drops the gloves, instantly puts bloodworms, immediately lowering the jig into the hole, because in the cold for 5-6 seconds it can turn to ice. The water in the hole as fast corsets that after each transaction you need to clean the instantly formed ice. A little slow this process simple technique: the entry point of the fishing line into the water, briefly touching a finger, and the hole is not so fast to freeze.
The problem of preserving fish bait
The issue of conservation of the moth – very important! The bloodworms colder than to the fisherman, and very carefully to keep it, because frozen larvae the fish are interested in is much smaller. Typically, the bait the Joker store in his bosom into the foam box. There’s also a basic supply of Packed. And working Metallica traditionally on the knee, but the design is usually enhanced under extreme cold. With plain merged of travel of the Mat, which according to its insulating properties even better than the foam. The whole trick is the bottom – instead of the usual paste fabric that conducts heat really well from leg, not giving to freeze the bloodworms in the most severe frosts. The main thing – to quickly get the bait and then tightly cover the cover, do not delay in these movements.
Bait in the cold
Despite the fact that usually “frosty” catch dominated by perch (medium-sized, for the most part, 100-150g), yet often come across large roach and skimmer bream. Just feed the bloodworms are not very effective as a feeding gathering a small perch. And to increase the percentage of bites of white fish, bloodworms should add the vegetable component, although the small plant has a suspension in the winter for the most part only attract fish action, and it eats bloodworms.
With an eye on frost, plant a mixture of pre-moistened at home, laid out the bait and the bait in Styrofoam boxes, pack everything in bags and carry to the pond. For bait starting holes poured part of the vegetable mixture and part of bloodworms in a separate pan, and mix.
In the process of catching you finish with the hole only pure bloodworms, and little by little. So, if the starting feed was about 30ml of a mixture of bait with bloodworms, then supplementation is 1-2G of bloodworms. For supplementary feeding are well-suited miniature brass kormushechki 4G, almost frightening the fish. Unfortunately, such models have now become a rarity in stores, and have anglers make their own.
Some anglers are fed more traditionally, all bait mixture, sending her to the bottom with volumetric feeders. On the spool of the spinning reel fishing line 0.4 mm, each meter of the bundle below while sukarma to understand the terrain in the new hole. At the end of the line carbine, it is strapped to the feeder opening on the bottom. For further supplementation with a carbine mesh feeder smaller, taking it about a meter from the bottom.