Features of fishing on pokatok

The formation of ponds on a solid ice shell — a real feast for fishermen winter roads. But for ardent followers of fishing lures, a period of a kind of suspended animation, a waiting period of the spring thaw and warmer weather… luckily, fishing is the life of our team is multifaceted and interesting in the winter so we don’t get depressed and not looking for ponds with open water. We have started a new exciting and, unfortunately, fleeting period of catching fish from the ice.

In ice fishing I have two priority areas: fishing and predator fishing for “white” fish pokatok. The latter due to the very mild and warm winters don’t take so much time as would like, but when the opportunity is available, then dedicate all your free time this multifaceted process.


For fishing pokatok suitable reservoirs, which contain the current: rivers, streams, headwaters and river-bed of reservoirs. The most promising are drop offs and exits from channel ditches, river banks, extensive runs, shallow parts with a depth of 30-50 cm at the coast. Fast enough for necessary to ensure that the sinker can roll along the bottom at a considerable distance from the wells and transport the bait to the fish Park. By the way, the snap is so named because its rolled at the bottom. thus carrying out the transaction. In this case, do not confuse it with the stationary equipment with a rounded sinker, which some anglers also call pamatkami. Their similarity is only in appearance.

Species diversity of trophies

The coveted trophy is undoubtedly large bream. The capture of this fish is associated with certain difficulties, which are possible to overcome only experienced anglers who know how to properly read the water and guess the route ledovyh packs. In most cases, this gear caught silver bream, white-eye, roach, roach, crucian, ruff (ordinary and Nosara) and gudgeon. Sometimes in the form of a nice bonus pike caught. “Fanged” is often accompanied by flocks of “white” fish and are interested in beam bloodworm or moving and up from the bottom dregs sinker.

Snap design

For this type of fishing will fit short (1.2 to 1.6 m) rod with rings, a coil of small diameter with brake lever for instant bleed the line. To say that the anglers who are proficient in the tackle, never equip the rod with a nod for registration of bites. He is a vestige, and while catching only creates problems. In the bitter cold nod clogged with ice, blocking the line, and in the end, the tackle fails.

Standard ride rigging consists of a main fishing line with a diameter of 0.2 mm and a length of about 50 m, ball-shaped weights with a through hole, which is stopped on the line by using the swivel. Further, the swivel knit leash length more than 50 cm of fishing line with a diameter 0,16-0,18 mm thin motilium a hook № 10-12. The length of the leash is also necessary to select empirically on the pond. Unconditionally has a rule: the more passive fish, the longer the leash you need to use when fishing. The weight of the sinkers as in the jig, can be adjusted directly on the pond under current conditions fishing. It doesn’t have dead weight lying on the bottom or uncontrolled to communicate over. That is why fishermen have an Arsenal of sinkers of different weights at all occasions.

Features of the wiring

The first goes in the hole of the sinker and the hook with the beam bloodworm sticks to the fingers of the left hand. As soon as the sinker will be covered with ice, immediately release the bait. This method allows you to make snap under the ice in the normal condition without overlap. Then pressed the lever of the coil, and everything uvelichivaetsya over. The sinker touch the bottom, as in jig fishing, is very clearly recorded at the tip of the rod. Then you need to pit several meters of main line, thus producing a small twitching to snap completely gone. Pull the main line — a sign that pociatocna snap-in, and sinker took the furthest position. After this is smooth, but quick wiring. You must press the line to the ice and constantly accelerating movement, pulling her so to translate the rod from the lower position to the upper. Posting is in the opposite flow direction. If several such transactions do not bring a positive result, the main line is again vented, and the entire procedure is repeated again until, until you felt a powerful sharp bite. After a detailed trawling of promising places tackle exhaust and immersed in a new hole, repeating the whole cycle again.

The bite and fighting the fish

The bite is felt as a distinct shock, which is accompanied by instantaneous line tension. This usually occurs at the final stage of the transaction. If the bait bream attacks, in most cases, it seems that there was a hook, which will soon “come alive” and begins to “butt”. Hooking klyunuvshey fish there is no need to fast for it samozaschita. After a take, you need to make a few quick steps back, loosening the tension of the snap, catch the line with your hand, throw the bait on the ice and begin the process of a fight. Lay the fishing line is in the wind, or a entanglement cannot be avoided. After being caught and “recharge” snap her again immersed in the working position exactly in the place where the bite occurred. That is why experienced anglers never vyvazhivaete fish with the reel, so as not to lose the distance catching and exact location of fish swarms.

Non-standard behavior of fish

After the formation on the rivers reliable, ice cover, fish behavior varies greatly and is somewhat reminiscent of summer. Fish swarms do not always gravitate to areas of the river deep, and often come to the shallows and stay here quite a long time. Have repeatedly been able to catch bream, white bream, roach at a depth of only 30-50 cm beneath the Bank, while many anglers traditionally unsuccessfully looking for fish in a standard deep channel ditches, drop offs and exit from the pits.

It also happens that in the fast current, the fish is at the bottom. During the day, depending on the extent of its activity, the pack may take a position in the middle horizon. If the fish is thicker, it is often passive and sluggish response to the bait. Usually such a picture on the screen of the Fishfinder I watched breaking weather and the onset of inclement weather. However, even in this case, with the right approach, in the pack there will be some active fish who can be persuaded to take.

Flock “Beli”, which keeps near the bottom, in most cases active, so the fish quite easy to catch.

It should be said that a departure from the stereotypes, competent reading of the reservoir, a fishing intuition, constant experimentation and improvisation are important components of successful fishing.

Non-standard types of montages and posting styles

It is very rare that fishing takes place in perfect weather conditions. It often happens that nature makes a fool of the fishermen and provides them with a variety of tests. We are talking about fishing passive fish, or fishing in unusual conditions and in unusual winter.

Fishing in the water When a flock of “whites” is in the middle horizons of the water, the use of standard pocatecni snap unnecessarily, because the bait crisscrossing the bottom layer. In this case, there are a couple of interesting solutions. One of them — a radical change in design pocetka. On the main fishing line through the swivel set long enough leash that moves freely. Freedom of the moving leash limit two float stoppers located from each other at a short distance, If necessary, you can always adjust the horizon, that will be the leash depending on the prevailing fishing conditions. At the bottom of the snap rounded end of the sinker. This design reminds of the discharge leash, which is used in spinning fishing. The wiring is non-standard pocetkom is done smoothly, with short broaches.

Another relatively new and interesting solution is the use of standard design pocatecni snap, but instead of lead weights on her set aluminum ball. With a low weight of the aluminium sinker has a great windage. This snap-in is raised high above the bottom and slowly shake in the horizon, where it keeps the fish, producing from time to time vertical quick transaction. Application of aluminum ball, especially in conditions of weak currents, allows a snap to hover in the water column downstream from the hole. Bait with this arrangement, the snap looks under water naturally and almost always causes a passive fish interest. The use of lead sinkers will not achieve a natural and attractive games for the reason that with a large lead ball of the snap-in vertical position under the hole and hanging a dead weight, and small — uncontrolled to hang on for.

Fishing in shallow water. Very often flocks of “white” fish leave the deep bed of the ditch and go out to feed Frank to the shore at a shallow place, where the depth does not exceed 50 cm, the Most promising are deepening between the two neighboring crests of the sand spits. In such places often accumulate a lot of fish.

Along the prospective sites at varying distances from each other and from the coastal edge is drilled a series of holes and then leave this place for the fish to calm down. Come back here only after about thirty minutes and start fishing. Due to the very weak currents fishing in such places is only possible with the help of snap-ins that come with a small aluminum gruselle. Even a tiny lead balls are not allowed here to carry out the correct wiring.

Gear driven for a short distance under the ice, and then is smooth and slow short broach. If the place is chosen correctly, the bite followed immediately. It is worth saying that the noise on the ice in such places troubling the fish, so to drill additional wells is not recommended.

Ledovye posting

When fishing bream angler just has to experiment constantly with the transaction. This species does not always respond to standard, a fairly aggressive product. In most cases, fish are attracted to very slow and long movement of the bait. During long transactions angler you need to make a few slow steps back. Sometimes bream are readily responds to the game of bait in one place. This requires a long time to knock a sinker on the bottom and create sludge, and then make a long pause, during which often follows a greedy bite.

To detect Lesovoy trail — well worth it! Such places can give unforgettable moments with trophy fish. However, the working point is very easy to lose in the event of sluggishness and rash actions. During the fight with the fish trophy fish we cannot allow gatherings or breaks, otherwise scared the bream will probably take the whole pack this place for a long time will become futile.

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