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
Springtime is very well suited for feeder gear, but for fish, especially for cyprinids, a certain water temperature is needed, which often determines the activity of the spring bite. For such heat-loving fish like crucian carp and carp, the most optimal water temperature will be 15-20 degrees, but in spring the reservoirs are squeezed and the water in the bottom layer is often no warmer than 4 degrees Celsius. Fish adapts to such temperatures, but its activity, of course, will be lower than in warmer water. Therefore, in the spring, even for catching cautious carps, it is better to choose coastal areas of water bodies with shallow waters of 1-1.2 meters. Throw the feeder to a depth of 1.5-2 m and you can stay without a single bite for the whole daylight hours. This is due to the fact that the spring sun quickly heats the coastal areas with shallow depth. Moreover, the weather at this time is unpredictable and at around noon it often seems that summer has come. It can even be hot, especially in calm weather. It is clear, and the water can warm up to the optimum 15 degrees. Therefore, the fishermen who arrived at the dawn, and during the day had already rolled up the tackle, often lose their hours of active bite, when the fish have just started to take. At this time, the classic fishing dawn may not be relevant because of the low water temperature in the early morning. Continue reading
Classic donka with rubber shock absorber. What is tackle and how to catch it.
As you know, the tackle consists of a stock of the main line, undergrowth with leads and hooks, a rubber shock absorber, more often – the notorious “Hungarian” with a round cross-section or multi-layered durable rubber 10-12 meters long. On a strong current, a longer shock absorber sails heavily and often breaks. Having fixed the reel with the main line and the undergrowth on the shore, the cargo is usually delivered by boat to the critical tension of rubber (more often – by 30-50 meters) and denote it by a buoy. Then, having made hooks with mouth-watering sandwiches made from dung-worms and maggots, the line is carefully lowered into the water. You can sound poklevki bell. This is for the night. But in the afternoon, they hold a fishing line in their hands and mock the sackcloth with long braces, because this crafty fish loves the game of bait, like a perch, on occasion, it will not refuse to grab a fry. Therefore, hooks with a bright shiny finish are desirable for tooling. Bites are felt as dull tremors or a sudden weighting gear. Some fishermen, feeling a similar push, coolly spit on the sides and choose the tackle only after the third, and even the fourth bite. What, they say, idle water zatit? Continue reading