Viun is an interesting fish
Description of the loach. Where it is found and how it is caught (gear, bait, time).
On fishing happens a lot of interesting moments that are remembered for a lifetime. So, I remember the case when I caught the loach for the first time in my life. I didn’t intend specifically for this fish, but when catching a crucian from the bottom, this fish appears quite often in the fisher’s catches, especially if fishing is carried out on a worm and some other bait animals.
Just a few words about the loach
The body of the loach is elongated, and in this sense it is in the water at first a bit like a small snake. The specimens I had to catch were no longer than 11 centimeters in length, although there are data in the literature on larger specimens. The body of the loach is covered with small scales, which sit quite tightly, the fish in their hands seem to slide. Loach is interesting not so much in terms of culinary as in terms of its coloring. This fish is very beautiful: there are spots on the body, stripes, dark and light colors. The same species in different reservoirs may differ slightly in appearance, since habitat conditions have their effect. The loach spawns in May and June, and in the absence of predators in some water bodies, its numbers are off the scale.
Meanwhile, the loach is a great liver. In particular on the pike. In my practice, I had only three times to use the loach as live bait, and I noted the vitality and glibness of this fish on the hook. Difficulty in another, not in all reservoirs, you can find a loach, as it prefers silted and wetlands, where not everyone will dare to fish. The loach retains mostly at the bottom, where it feeds on larvae, bloodworms and other living creatures, but sometimes it rises to the surface (and in large quantities), which can be noted even visually. As a rule, this behavior of this fish speaks about the change of weather, and, for the worse. Interestingly, under adverse conditions (for example, if the reservoir dries up), the loach buries in the mud, and in this state it waits through difficult times. In addition, as experienced fishermen and ichthyofauna connoisseurs say, the loach is a sanitary order of a water body, which affects the acceptable state of water in ponds and lakes.
What else can you say about the loach?
For example, various sources state that the loach is caught (and therefore active) only at night. But on Karasin lakes, where there is a lot of loach, these fish caught me on the hook with enviable regularity even in the daytime, especially when it was cloudy.
As for the gear on the loach, then specifically you do not need to customize
For example – this is all the same tackle on a crucian. In the most primitive understanding, tackle can look like this: a simple float, sinker, hook. Weights can be put literally 5-10 centimeters from the hook, and the best bait is a worm. Of course, catching the loach follows from the bottom. Bite loach is quite noticeable, my float went to the side and pritaplivalsya.
As I have already said, this fish is specially caught not so often, but, as with rotan, not many people know that weed loaves are very tasty when fried. Especially if the size of fishes is more than 15 centimeters.
So, do not be alarmed if, when fishing for a crucian or tench, a loach will suddenly sit on a hook. To some extent, it even somehow makes a variety of fishing, causing genuine delight and surprise.