Tactics pike fishing in dams and shallow water
Around the sound of raging water and foam. This dam almost all year round to catch predatory fish.
Upon completion of the spring flood I’m looking for the pike directly into the swirling water. At the beginning of the settling fishing lures I never imagined that in such areas can stand pike. However, looking closely you can see a lot of roach that prefers water rich in oxygen. Naturally there will dwell and predatory representatives of the fish. Among the baits proved: spinners No. 5, wobblers acid colors, for example, the Shad Rap the Rapala company.
Hot dancing in a cool stream
As soon as pike spotted, gets really hot: love the spirit towing. In the spring a good pike places below the dams are considered proseprity and calm backwaters.
If you are found in the river catfish, in the period from mid-April until July, shortly before dusk they stand in the shallows below the dam, and not on a rapid course, and on the plantations of algae or polysaprobic. This year I came across this place a real catfish is a monster. Unfortunately, after 20 minutes playing he escaped from the jaws tee spinners. It all happened literally three feet directly in front of the algae.
As a consolation prize, I managed to catch sominka weighing 1.8 kg. needless to say, a great replacement, especially when counting on anything, just not for catfish. Well proven lures such as spinners Mepps number 5 Vibrax or with very strong hooks. Good luck also bring vibrohvosta on a light jig head with an extra tee.
In polysaprobic and ducts
Look for pike in shallow water, in polysaprobic and ducts located generally below the dams. Among running lures are the most popular streamers, spinners, twisters or small wobblers in short, everything mimics the habits of natural food sources of predators. Keep in mind that the artificial lure should not cause suspicion among predatory fish. Walleye are mainly in the current where they can best be outsmart by using a silicone fish painted under the perch. Perch biting well on small spinners during their quick transaction.
At the reservoir, above the dam, at this time, I catch a pretty rare (too many boats travel through its expanse), and only shortly before sunrise have at least some chance for the catch.
In July and August on the dam is extremely a lot of interesting places for fishing. In the evening I use a fly rod on which a sinking line (Sink-Tr), as well as a small streamer Wooly Bugger and exploit the area directly below the dam.
Big Chub with a length of up to 50cm are caught here regularly, as for they behave more recklessly than in calm water, and even take the Wobbler. Along with the Chub bite also medium and small pike.
My advice for catching summer pike. When the sun is at its Zenith recommend trying to sh in the coastal areas by using small fans, and small silver crankbaits. You can try your luck in polysaprobic, cross-border areas adjacent poulsard with a strong current and in the shade of the trees. Large pike are caught here just before dusk and especially after rains and thunderstorms. Usually they go on the plantation of water lilies far downstream from the dam and returned to the hunt to the dam only in the late evening. So casts at a later time often bring good luck.
In September, I choose places depending on the water level. I remember one story. Once in the autumn after heavy rains the river is muddy and its level rose about 1 m. In the second half gloomy September day I fished a small area with slow flow below the dam, alternating between a dead fish on snastochki Draskovic with silicone fish with a length of 18 cm Pike to 70 cm and pikeperch smaller was already lying on the shore, and I collected my last snastochki. Two of the cast — and seasoned pike with a length of 1.05 m and a weight of 6.8 kg was fighting on the hook.
On the Parking lot of pike in this place I learned from friends. It is noteworthy that the predator grabbed snastochki with a dead fish when I dragged it right under the pike nose. Large pike often take fish on snastochki, as they already have a sad experience with an artificial lure.
During normal or low water level in the hones with a rapid current near the dam there are the right conditions for catching of a predator on small turntables.
In October and November, I exploit the reservoir above the dam. Last year I was lucky enough to experience the present moment. However, in the beginning had all day to find efficient places and to return home with empty hands. But then the day came when my efforts were rewarded. The water became more transparent after the first light night frost reservoir thick blanket was enveloped in fog, which gave the environment some gloomy shade. Finally I found catchability place: under the big trees, bridges and coastal slopes with steep drop offs.
Leap to the pike
As bait I used spoon lures Effzell weighing 30 to 40 g, which tightens up with a jerk and gave them waddle from side to side. Thus, the game lures imitated EMERAUDE fish. Heavy spoon lures suggest to throw on the Parking lot of the pike, as otherwise you may spook it.
Why is this posting spinner has the success? The fact that a few metres from the extraction of a large pike perceive its movement touchline. Baubles, tumbling, comes almost to the bottom, pulling the same vertically allows her to stay longer in one place. Thus, to capture their prey, the pike don’t need to do the “sprint jerks” that takes a lot of energy. By the way, the wiring snastochki with a dead fish and vibrohvosta this time of year I realize the same pattern. Well, now about the performance: that fishing I managed to bring ashore two pike weighing 4.5 and 5.4 kg, and also to catch some of the smaller predators.
Bite times have been limited: pike was taken around noon and in the evening twilight. For autumn and winter fishing I wander along the Bank less than my colleagues, because I believe that pike at this time of year are pretty close to each other. Just have to figure out the bite times and then start intensively to sh in a separate catchability place.
To bring ashore the propriety fish, enough to have a reliable pole with a length of 2.70 m and manolescu with a diameter of 0,35 mm.
In the fast water below dams, where there are trout, good results can be achieved by using the lightweight rods with parabolic action, for example, the firm Shimano PowerLoop.