We catch spring pike
Spring is the best time to catch pike. During the winter, the fish became hungry and became very active, while forgetting about caution. At first it may seem that wherever you put your gear, there will be a bite everywhere, but not everything is so simple. It is during the spring months that spawning occurs, and then the pike does not react even to the most “tasty” and attractive lures.
When is the pike and its behavior pecking?
The ideal time is the beginning of March. Rivers and streams are freed from ice, the water is filled with oxygen, and the spawning time has not yet come, and then the fish bite on almost any bait.
The advantage of fishing at such a time is the absence of hot sun, mosquitoes and midges.
Before spawning, the fish is aggressive and very hungry after a long winter, with great eagerness it takes even not very high-quality and cheap bait, because before the appearance of offspring one must have time to satisfy his hunger. Continue reading
Winter fishing roach
A dace is a schooling fish and its search can be crowned with success only with good knowledge of the reservoir, habits of this fish, features of fishing and many other nuances. In the summer, it is much easier to find roach, because the fish is active and constantly in search of food. In winter, things are a little different.
When the temperature of the upper layer of water drops to 4 degrees, the fish breaks up into dense flocks and goes to the wintering pits. The pit can be from 4 meters to 15, and in very large bodies of water up to 30 meters. It should be noted that the larger the area has a reservoir, the harder it is to find fish in it. And here we come to the aid of the modern miracle of technology – the echo sounder. If one is not available, then you have to search manually, which will be discussed further. Continue reading
Equipment for winter fishing
Backpack and fishing box
The choice of a backpack or box should be approached with special responsibility. If your choice fell on a backpack, then it should be not only roomy, but also waterproof. For winter fishing most suitable sports or climbing backpack, which contains a large number of pockets. Pay special attention to the width of the straps, which should not be less than 6-7 centimeters. Too narrow straps will curl and rub with a long walk.
Fishing boxes have two undeniable advantages – they are very convenient when carrying gear and can serve as stools. Continue reading