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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. Continue reading
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 or in the pit of the reservoir. Therefore, in the thickets of old reeds, rich in insects and with warm water, comes various small fish, and behind it – predators. In the fall, small fish and predators also gather in shallow bays with already fading vegetation, only now to bask in the sun of “Indian summer” before the onset of cold weather. In the summer, pike hunts here for the same reason as in other seasons, that is, because of the abundance of food supply – small fish. Only now the pike goes to the shallow grassy grass early in the morning or at night, and during the day stands in the shadow of the shores or overgrowth of water lilies.
Fishermen call such places “toads”. Continue reading
This story happened on Bolshoy Martyn Lake, on one of the very hot and sultry days when the air seemed to thicken, became hot and still. And it lasted a week, if not more. This ultimately had to lead to something. Such periods of complete calm and abnormal heat usually end in hurricanes and floods. But that day everything was different on the lake. At least on this lake. And then I heard that the hurricane had felled the forest somewhere in the area of the Ilet River and on to the village of Krasnogorsky. But – all in order.
And on the boat you did not fly
In the morning Pasha and I caught perch
He dragged Reds and prickly “sailors” from the raft, and I was catching perch near the boat. I also needed a boat from time to time to check for stubs placed along the edge of a strip of water lilies, which stretched across the very middle of the lake, starting from the ashes of the former winter houses and dugouts in a clean open meadow, and ending with a “squiggle” of water lilies in the direction the opposite shore, where in general everything is overgrown with grass. I set the fly-hooks in front of the pine knoll, where Pasha and I had set up a parking lot with a tent. Continue reading