Fishing on an unfamiliar body of water
Before fishing on an unfamiliar body of water, you need to study it: to walk along the shore, to watch the surface, to find places where fish plays and memorize them. You also need to see where is located is clean and the opposite reed and muddy places, where a lot of algae. It is worth checking out: empties into the reservoir any streams, is there any oxbow lakes and creeks.
Next you need to see the bottom topography. This is done using the weights with sharp edges. Sinker on the fishing line several times to throw into the water, walked along the shore. The sinker should slowly pull to the shore and watch as it moves along the bottom. If the movement is uneven or irregular jerks, the bottom is uneven.
Then the sinker needs to be seen. If it’s clean, the bottom is sandy or rocky, and can also be of solid clay, if it is clay or silt, and the bottom, respectively, of silt or soft clay. Traces of vegetation are saying about the overgrown water plants bottom.
Finding the location where the net bottom to measure depth. You can use the float, moving it along the wire. If the hook has reached the bottom or stuck in the mud, the float should lie on the water. It is necessary to begin to lower down until it does not assume its normal position. You can then measure the depth at this site.
If it is a flowing reservoir, river or stream, it is necessary to determine the direction of flow and speed. For this purpose the water should drop some bread crust and see in which direction it will move. Along the way, should observe the behavior of the fish. Perhaps the crust will begin to play fry. In this case, we can assume the presence in these places to larger fish, as well as the possible appearance of predators.
To determine the depth of the reservoir, the rate of flow of water, and a bottom, and in other ways. On the shore of the higher ground and try to capture the sight as the widest space. Where on the water the bright spots, there is shallow water, where the dark, on the contrary, deep space. Too deep usually under steep banks, and under a flat, usually finely. If we are talking about a river, the deeper locations of the concave banks, and shallows are often found pools or pits.
Depth can be determine by watching aquatic plants. For example, if somewhere there was an accumulation of blue-green algae, it means there is a large depth (more than five meters). Where grow such plants as elodeya, Urrutia, Ceratophyllum depth can be 3-4 meters. If the pond is large number of water lilies and egg capsules, the depth of this reservoir in the range of 0.5-4 m At a depth of one meter grows cane.