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