Winter pike fishing on the balancer
One of the best ways of catching predatory fish, this imitation of small fish. The balancer is similar to a Wobbler, but there are “fish” clinging to the line for the head and rocker for the back. The result of which is horizontal and as it balances, hence the name.
Balance weights are many shapes, sizes and colors. And never to remain without a catch, it is important to choose the right option.
At the beginning of winter, when the ice was pretty solid for winter fishing, Northern pike are still very active. She hunts, fattens, it is possible to catch a large balance weights. But the frosts are becoming stronger, the ice is thicker, and pike lazier. If bite, only on small bait.
However, when cold loosen up and the thaw begins, the fish wakes up again and fishing will again need large weights.
In addition, big bait big catch, but rarely bite and Vice versa. Thus, when the size of the balance wheel about four inches, peck will be only a pike weighing more than a pound, and even perch. But the weather is right on the bait from nine centimeters already caught large specimens of pike and perch to swim by.
Color is also important though not the most important, but to neglect it is not worth it. That’s just a clear opinion on this point and all have to pick up empirically. However, many believe that time to catch predator, then the balancer needs to be painted like a real fish, that is, to have natural color.
Others believe that “unnatural”, that is bright, acid colors is also needed in the Arsenal. Well, dark colors that are usually used only in summer, in shallow water, sometimes work and winter.
Now about how to catch. First you need to drill a few holes, about a dozen, and then start to catch that which was drilled first. The fact that the fish hears the sound of drilling and moving away from him.
Then the balancer is lowered into the water column, roughly half the depth. Now you need to make a few short and sharp sweeps of the rod to the bait swam in the water. If after the balancer was in its original position, felt the push, you need to wait a few seconds, just not pull. This is a key point. Fish is trying to eat your bait.
If made about a dozen strokes, but nothing happens, then you can omit the balancer a little deeper. Then on the bottom. Then go to another hole. You can also in the process to change the size and color of the lure. Fish at this time Moody.