“High-rise” jig — fishing with spinning sabres with the coastal cliffs of the river

In my initial plans the title of the article sounded like “Vertical jig”, however, looking online, I found many materials with the same name. However, all publications are focused exclusively on the boat predator catching in a plumb. In my case it will be about a full spinning sabres with the coastal cliffs of the river, so the name had to clarify…

The first reason

So, “altitude” jig when it’s needed? The circumstances are quite simple: when the spinner cannot be directly at the water’s edge. Very often, coming to a particular river, convinced that the most promising places of approach or not at all, or is he so limited that the quality of the casting and the wiring baits impossible. This can be called as a trivial rise of the water level in the river, for example, due to spring flooding or prolonged summer-autumn rains, and the structure of the river Bank, when the depth starts directly at the water’s edge. However, it does not matter, what is the reason, the important thing is that the promising harvest of the waters may not take place. And here comes to the rescue method “high-rise” spinning rod when casts are made directly with steep coastal cliffs.

The second reason

In my opinion, it is no less important than the first and is in a different filing jig baits and, as a consequence, a fundamentally different approach to watching the classic “stepping stone” to the predator. Significant from the river surface to the height the angle of entry of the cord into the water when you post will always be significantly more than when fishing from the shoreline. And the closer to the coast will be the bait, the more this corner will approach 90 degrees. In addition, the impact of currents in the cord (due to its smaller presence in the water) also will be different (smaller). Therefore the animation of the lure is not quite the usual, which, naturally, does not remain without attention of a predator. Of course, the exact correlation between the angle of entry of the lure, the influence of currents and the number of bites is quite difficult to calculate. However, we can definitely say that “tall” for a bite to eat, they
stable, so to miss the opportunity to catch predator is not worth it.

The third reason

This moment, perhaps, relate to the human factor, or rather, to the ordinary fisherman’s laziness. And indeed, sometimes even the base of the coastal cliffs a good place for fishing directly down to the water’s edge is not desirable. On sea fishing, like it or not, we have to calculate the forces.

Saving them (or too lazy), you can perform the casts and the wiring is direct from the hills, which often brings about the desired result.

The fourth reason

It arises not from laziness, but rather due to the desire of the angler a comprehensive approach to the harvest of promising plot. Fishing point this way and that. To take the first casts from krutoye to ahead of time not reveal themselves at the water’s edge. And Oblomov coastal zone “down” then down, to engage in traditional fishing waters according to the classical scheme.

“Portrait” of a place of catching

The hill is long, steep Bank that rises several metres above the river level and extend for tens and sometimes hundreds of meters in length. Usually the river here is calm enough for the relatively smooth bottom, which reaches its maximum under the cooler. Any changes of the river bed under the peaks are associated mostly with individual obstacles in the water, stones, fallen trees and other obstacles. Often at the end of the cliff, where the river makes a sharp turn, formed a ledge around the perimeter lapped by water. It is on these turns is a radical failure of the water flow, there are numerous whirlpools and eddies with reverse flow, frequent bifurcation of the jets. In this place formed a very interesting bottom topography, including all kinds of holes, “navel” and the groove, coast Padmini and deepening, often here there are some snags or even a vast rubble – and this is usually the most efficient places of the river.

Tackle, bait and fishing technique

The river, which I usually practice the “jig from above”, can be divided into three size groups. Small – up to a width of 20-30 m, with the banks rising to 2-4 m; medium – up to 40-60 m, with the coast a height of 4-6 m, large width of 80-100 m and more, there’s a spot of fishing can be located at the level of 6-10 m and above. Depending on what the river is fishing, and is chosen for a particular set of gear, in particular the rod.

List the basic requirements to the rod. Of course, it has to be jig type, that is good to work on the wiring, securely hooking and cope with playing a fish. The latter is very important, because the trophy has to lift vertically for a few meters, and the strength characteristics of the rod are important. Thus, we need the rod long enough (9 feet, 274 cm) that works well with a jig and reliable snap-ins. For all the apparent wealth of choice a list of really suitable instruments is small. Proven and reliable you can call long models with fast and ultrafast formation of a series of Avid and Legend Elite from St. Croix, a special jig model series Detonada, Resonada and Taya from Pontoon21. Note that successful use of such fishing model UMS 962MF (length 289 cm, test weight bait 5-25 g) from the Ultimatum from Daiko.


Probably I do not reveal a big secret by saying that jig from the high Bank you can catch almost any number of species inhabiting the river predators. It is obvious also that the most frequently pecking is pike and perch. Perch and Bursch also regularly caught from height, unless of course they are present in the river. With them everything is more or less just. And to the so-called “white” bird of prey, ASP, Chub and IDE – in jig fishing requires a personal approach.

Pike and perch can occur in any place under a steep Bank. With special attention, of course, is to sh entrance and exit of the station. It is also useful, given during the harvest of bottom topography, to tap the deepest places on the point and edge Svalov, which with this angle of the cord, you can perform a very thorough short “step”. When fishing from the shoreline to sh it, as a rule, it is impossible due to the instant hook. But even avoiding the hook, I still do not get to post.

“High-rise” jig right here comes to the rescue. Often a very effective way to be posting to the far touchline, which is the classic fishing bait, quickly withdraw, dragging over the head of the predator. From the high Bank at a radically different angle of the cord chances are qualitatively sh in the edge are magnified. Place pike hunting – the most top point Svalov – breaking the cliff is also much better than the water line. At standard positioning them “fly” very quickly with height there is the opportunity to “hang” a little longer, even when using heavy loads.

Perch and Bursch. If in the river, these predators are present, their capture – a matter of time and technology. Chub and IDE. By and large, it’s not jig fish, especially when fishing from a height. Nevertheless, the capture Krasnoperov, “the generals,” the river kingdoms happen with an enviable constancy. Most often IDE and especially Chub I pecked with krutoyary on the split of water flow. On long stretches, even despite the stable presence of both predators, bites were extremely rare.

ASP. This predator catches during the open water season. However, early spring and late autumn, when temperatures are still fairly low, it bites occur in classic mode strictly in a step transaction, as a rule, in the phase of free fall. Takes the bait eagerly Chub, the bites are extremely sharp, comparable to the principle of “give me the spinning”. As a rule, river Korsar overreach himself. Quite another matter – summer period, particularly the daytime, when the predator eats not so much, how many for the most part sports, scaring and dispersing fines.

Som. For all fishing from steep slopes (over two decades) contacts with him I was only three. And only one ended in a prosperous extraction of freshwater Leviathan.

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