Go fishing for pike
How to catch pike? This question interests many novice anglers, this spotted predator is a desirable trophy and is pleased with their bite as the angler taking their first steps and experienced professionals. This predator is the object of sport fishing with the principle of “catch and release”, and is good fried or as fish cakes. It remains only to successfully go fishing, and eat a good meal.
Before you go hunting for the pike trophy must be familiar with where it can be found. The location of pike in the reservoir strongly depends on the time of year. In the fall, when water temperatures decreased, water vegetation sank to the bottom, pike likes to ambush, occupying the position along the reed edge, in the shade where it is almost not noticeable. Also the favorite place passes are in the reeds. Large specimens toothy predator prefer to stand in the depth of the water column, closer to the bottom camouflaged among snags or nestling on the slopes of deep pits.
It is worth noting that pike has excellent vision in the muddy water she recognizes the victim from a distance of 10 metres in clean water, this figure increases to 20 – 25 meters. Having a large starting speed, it easily overtakes any fry, who were not fortunate enough to swim past the hungry hunters. On this basis, in spinning fishing worth to sh in the waters, throwing bait at intervals of 5 – 10 meters, if bites do not follow, is to try to change the bait, or move on to another promising place. When fishing with live bait, using mugs, or other gear, its placement should be at a distance of 8 – 10 meters from the reed or cut reed beds, pay special attention to the horseshoes and rare reeds. If there is a drop-off or curb is to place the gear in a checkerboard pattern and see where at the moment prefers to be the predator.
Great attention should be paid to the time in which it is planned to carry out fishing. The best option is the early morning hours. Pike are active at dawn, fish activity is observed in period 2 – 3 hours, then fades to evening dawn (16 – 17 hours). However, there are exceptions, when in cloudy weather with small rain pike actively takes the bait during the daylight hours.
When fishing pike on live bait, is to use a roach, crucian carp, Rudd, great attention paying to the freshness of the fry and the activity in the role of bait. Spotted hunter Malcolm rarely attacks a dead bait, it attracts more and more frisky live bait.