How to choose efficient choice for winter fishing
Not all people understand the charm of winter fishing, and many of them noticed fishermen sitting on winter ponds, puzzled twist a finger around his temple. Meanwhile, the process of ice fishing is so fascinating that people once sat around the hole with a fishing rod in his hands, “sick” forever.
Choosing the “right” fishing point
To return home with a good catch, you need to settle on the “right” place, which like the object of your hunt. Note that each fish has it own. And if pike “like” places covered with aquatic vegetation (they are perfect for ambushing the fry), the walleye prefer natural cover types of stones, heavy driftwood. Lifestyles of the fish and their habits must also be taken into account.
Undoubted convenience of winter fishing is that the fisherman has access to almost any point of the reservoir. However, under the ice, completely visible the lives of the members of the local underwater world, and this is a significant disadvantage. Professional fishermen subglaciers studying the pond before freeze-up to find out:
Of course, in the reservoirs there are places where it grows aquatic vegetation: kamyshnyi, trostnika, horsetail thicket. In most cases, fish cane “no respect”, as a lot of noise. Reed is another matter! In kamesznica loves to ambush perch, pike, roach, and other predators.
But, most of all, fish are attracted by the horsetail. In places where it grows — water special, with an admixture of alkali. In winter, there is more air, which penetrates through the hollow stems of the plants, distributed in the deep layers of the reservoir. That is why with the onset of winter, in the thickets of horsetail accumulate perches of the pack. And yet, in such places, sail the sick fish to, after some time to leave a kind of “hospital” is completely healthy. So you know, if you found body of water horsetail thicket – good fishing is guaranteed.
But there is another point that you need to pay special attention to: in places of growth of vegetation the ice is much thinner, therefore, to approach them, and necessary to move with caution.
Try to find the so-called “noses” — a sandbank in the middle of the field with impressive depth. There can be “pull” of skimmers, perch, big roach – you wonder how there was this fish! Experienced anglers are advised to fish either on the outskirts of the shallows, or on directly on it.
Do you know about fish trails? You think it’s a myth? But they really exist. That’s just to pull them quite hard: sometimes they are on the bottom of the ditch, sometimes on the mound or shaft, which stretch in a certain direction. It happens that the fish “run” in the thick underwater vegetation, and if grass is missing, still, fish, obeying some internal instinct, they are moving in only one known direction.
If you’re after lifting gear was found on the hook for some vegetation – inspect it. If it’s a water plague (canadian) – find another place: no one except little Ososkov and brushes, you will not find.
Good catches can be achieved if you find a place at the junction of the sandy and pebbled bottom. There, among the stones, inhabited by a variety of insects that attract different fish. Good fishing will be in the shallows (in the same places, where in summer). Trophy specimens are below the rapids, where the body of water deepens, and at the junction of the forward and return currents, it is convenient to catch on a small jig.
How to find the fish
Ways to find fish in unfamiliar waters depend on many factors:
- period of time, which you intend to spend on the production of fish;
- size and depth of a particular reservoir;
- on what kind of fish goes hunting;
- what in your Arsenal of available tools.
What you should do, wait for the fish to one place or to move through the reservoir, producing an active search? There is no single answer – a private affair of each angler. But, there is no point in drilling a huge number of holes the person who decided just to relax in nature. This fisherman will probably drill a few holes away from the crowd, overfeed them, and will patiently wait for the fish to bite.
Fisherman-professional, most likely, will bypass the whole pond, will drill holes in different places, will exploit different horizons in the hope of a big catch. And, by the way, it is not known who of the anglers will have better luck.
Agree, it’s silly to drill dozens of holes in the thick ice without checking them for fish. For this you’ll need either knowledge of the characteristics of this lake, a great fishing experience and skills for external signs to determine the “cool” places. Knowledgeable people barely looking at the pond, I should say, if there’s fish, and whether there is to catch. On what grounds? The presence of polynyas, cracks and any anomalies of bottom topography. Only then, we can examine the selected point. How?
1. A fisherman using a search gear quickly passes through the holes. Further, the specified method of fishing and type of gear. Turns out: the fishing horizon of the bottom topography. In this method large errors.
2. This option is much safer, but will take time to figure out how the fish will react to throw the lure. It happens that the fisherman wastes a supply of feed, and fish in the wrong spot. Only your fishing experience and intuition will tell you what hole is more profitable to overfeed them.
3. Another way way of fishing where the catcher with stocked tackle actively moving around the pond, checks the hole, and on each of them briefly delayed. This tactic allows you to sh in a large area, because time is spent on just drilling holes and testing.