In search of wintering holes. How to find the winter Park fish
The idea of wintering pits appeared in the nineteenth century. It is assumed that this deep reservoir, where the winter is a lot of fish. In fact, it’s permanent winter Parking underwater creatures. In places warmer and more oxygen compared to other parts of the reservoir.
Obviously, not all the deep areas are suitable for fish as wintering holes. If it isn’t adhered to the basic terms – no hard bottom and a small amount of oxygen, the fish do not stay long in these areas.
Usually wintering holes mostly occur in quiet waters and stagnant waters. In rivers with fast current wintering holes little, except in areas with dams and other places where main stream is eroding.
This is not the situation with wintering pits in the lakes. The fish usually chooses not the deepest places, and the slopes and excavations on the plateau. But here the bottom should be firm and not muddy.
First of all, wintering pit is found in the estuaries and tributaries of rivers. Also fish love to winter in the deep areas where there are underwater sources, because such places are constantly enriched with oxygen.
It used to be like a fish in winter remains almost motionless. But further experiments and observations have shown that fish though, and slips in lazy swarms, however, continues to slowly float from the center of the pit to the edge and back.
However, some types of fish, like IDE and bream, don’t stop to feed actively. Moreover, when the current location conditions deteriorate: it becomes less oxygen and food – fish go to the new wintering the Parking lot.