The dependence of fish biting on the weather
Each angler determines his own factors for biting. Experienced fishermen are based on personal experience of observing the weather, analyzing their records, observing nature, communicating with colleagues, and what else. For successful fishing you should try to take into account all possible natural factors. To compare them and, making sure that nature is favorable to the angler, you can safely go fishing.
And since fishing cannot be all clear and well known, the topic of weather conditions requires constant addition and search for new truths. Let’s try to understand them.
Primarily on the phases of the moon pay attention when catching burbot. If it is a full moon or very close to it phases, they prefer to spend the night at home, and not on the river by the fire. There is an opinion that the burbat does not like the “second star”! Of course, the bite may be in the full moon, but very weak. The situation does not change, even if the moon is hidden by clouds, and coastal willows bend from the wind. In the new moon, the picture does not change significantly. Best of all, if the sky is the first or last quarter of the moon.
But the pike full moon is not afraid. On the contrary, they notice that these days her appetite wakes up. But almost always the fish is better caught by “young men” and “old men.” In winter, the same picture. And no matter what layer of ice and snow separates the fish from the moon.
For some reason, many people are afraid of the north wind (although for the burbot it is like the evening breeze) and in the absence of a bite the north wind is often commemorated with strong words. And in vain, unless of course this is a strong, squally wind. If the wind is weak or even moderate, then the simplest and most reasonable is to move to the surf bank of the reservoir. Everyone knows, everyone reads that the wave, driven by the wind, hits the shore, dregs are rising, and a fish is suitable for dregs and fuzzy food. This is not necessary to be sure. The truth is valid on any body of water.
Disguises. Another positive influence of wind is manifested when fishing in clear water in shallow water and when fishing for cautious and shy fish. The wind, creating a wave, perfectly disguises the angler. But this does not mean that you can stand in front of the fish and swing the rod. In this case, the only prey could be a low-flying crow.
It is refreshing. In hot weather, on summer days, the wind also has a positive effect on life and biting fish. For example, there is a reservoir with the water temperature of fresh milk. Heat. Naturally, the bite is not. And then the wind blew. Sometimes the stronger, the better. He mixes layers of water. The upper one, warmer, departs to the surf shore, and in its place the deep water rises – cold waters. Another positive factor – water is enriched with oxygen. After a day, and sometimes earlier, the fish will begin to peck again.
In winter, the effect of wind on biting is not so noticeable. It bothers the angler more than the fish.
Each species of fish feeds, spawns, hibernates, feeds, or “strikes” at a certain temperature. The main thing is to know the temperature regime of the fish you want to see in the cage.
Although the rules are exceptions. Suffice it to recall the capture of carp and crucian carp in the midst of winter. In winter and in summer it is good when the air temperature is stable for some time, without strong jumps. So, bite will be.
On the other hand, cold weather after the summer heat or warming after the bitter cold also intensify biting. The main thing is not to get on the “fracture” of the weather. Let a couple of days settled.
Warm, drizzling rain is the best weather for fishing. Also very good short-term rain in the midst of the poluzhennoy heat. After it, the fish begins to take more actively. Much worse if it rains for a long time, several days or weeks.
But the “worldwide flood” is over, and the following picture is on the river: a high level of turbid water, a strong current carries garbage, grass, and branches. There may be doubts about the bite in such water. But in shallow water, in a lull the water brightens faster, which means that the fish will be here. The depot is also located in the spring, in large water, when the grounded water is not only cleared faster, but also warms up, which attracts fish here.
Pressure comes from anglers more often. Do not bite – it means pressure jumps. This is a fair amount of truth. The fish is very sensitive to pressure, more precisely to its differences. After all, as usual? The entire working part of the week is nasty weather, and promise the sun for the weekend. On Saturday morning you run to the river, but the bite is gone. Although the sun is shining and warm. But if the sun will please another couple of days, then the fish during this time will get used to the change of weather, equalize the pressure in its swim bladder. And start to eat.
Many point out that in closed waters, fish’s dependence on weather is more pronounced than on a river. But even at first glance, two completely identical lakes may differ from each other in biting intensity.
A good helper is a fishing diary. It records information about the place, time of fishing, what tackle and what bait the fish was caught.