What we catch in the offseason?
We have on a suburban river, which froze in some places in winter, you can already catch the most diverse fish, even carp, which already in April are often found…

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Dangers on fishing
What danger can a harmless lodging for the night in a tent, dugout or near a fire mean? It would seem, what danger can conceal in itself a harmless overnight…

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What to catch crayfish
Crayfish bait. Crayfish fishing, as well as fishing, has a lot of fans, and not only in the summer, but also on the ice. True, there are also restrictions in…

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Fishing is not only fish

Do you think anglers go fishing only for fish? No doubt, it is important for the lover of fresh fish, and not the one that is sold in stores. But the main thing in fishing is different. Imagine a quiet river, where bleak melts in the evening water. A heavy tail will strike the reeds, a frightened feline will respond to this blow and will throw on the sides delicate high-melts. And silence again. The tired sun sets over the horizon and the moon path is already silvery in black water. The time of the owl comes. Dries somewhere in more often, will rest on soft wings and with a black shadow will slide over the grass, strictly looking at each hillock. Is there a cautious mouse? Continue reading

The old dugout

Sometime in these channels of the Cheboksary reservoir there were many dugouts and semi-earthlings. This housing was necessary in the winter for fishermen from the city, and in the spring they were occupied by fishermen from fishing brigades that could be caught even during the spawning period, even by nets. This is a ban to us everywhere.

Dugouts were necessary
Getting to the night in the village was far away, and after a day of fishing it was hard, especially when the snow was wet on the ice and there was still water under it. Continue reading

Features of a small river

On the peculiarities of small rivers, in summer and in winter. How to choose a catchy place?

There are many small rivers and rivulets in the Russian outback that have their quiet charm. Among the meadows and woods they run, ringing on the shallows and stopping in the black whirlpools, where they are already slowly circling in the opposite direction. And then run on. And each such river has its own character. It seems that large fish can not be found in such shallow rivers, which the daytime sun shines through to the bottom? But do not rush to such conclusions. Our urban and suburban river in the spring can give excellent chubs who have taken the feeder. At the exit from the pit, on its brow, it is possible to catch the same feeder of large red-eyed dens, which in size and weight will not yield to the Volga fishes. Continue reading

From a boat on a forest river

Airborne tackle, which can be called a symbiosis of the feeder and side donkey. I have been using these simple and catchy tackles for years on small rivers with a rather strong course.

Heavy equipment onboard donok called “koltsovkoy.” These gears are most often used on large rivers, at least on the Volga, in the Volga region. And this is a very rational and practical tackle, since the leashes with hooks are constantly in the stream of bait washed out of the feeder. If for a fisherman with a feeder it is often the main task – to get relatively exactly to the same place by the feeder in order to create a background feed, then this problem is resolved. The bait is always near the lure. Continue reading

Prying perch

Analysis of underwater shooting perch. Conclusions to which earlier there were only assumptions.

A curious thing all the same – underwater photography. These perch-whales, puzzled looking at strange creatures that have fallen from above, have little resemblance to fish, but for some reason attractive. These approaches are curious yellow-eyed flock to the balancer, fading at the bottom after the passage of the “eight”, and jerks perch grabs the bait and immediately disappear into nowhere, or rather, into the hole of the fisherman sitting on the ice. All this underwater life in sight. And we can draw conclusions for which there were only assumptions earlier. Well, it can be seen that the lure falls exactly between the two yellow eyes of some kind of “sailor”, dodging right away somewhere in the underwater thickets and stones overgrown with grass. Continue reading

Pike perch on ultralight with colored cheburashki
Report on spring spinning fishing on ultralight with the use of colored cargo. First experience. The offseason flew by very quickly this year. Armed with spinning, on the very first…


If you throw a perch into ... - will it be called a revolt?
... lafa is over. On legislative innovations, in particular, new taxes for calculating the damage caused by predatory fishers to our generous Fatherland. The great army of Russian fishermen meekly…


Pike fishing in the grass
The spotted predator often chooses the places of hunting, densely overgrown with aquatic vegetation. In spring, in such places the water warms up much faster than in the river bed…


Choice of landing net for fishing
I would like to start the review on the choice of landing net with my purchase, made on the eve of fishing in a small shop, which is literally next…