Horse fish can slurp
Fishing on top during the golden days of Indian Summer. What is the reason for the fish’s unwillingness to peck?
More than once in the summer I heard a frank “champing” of fish that is heard right in the thickets of water lilies. Moreover, when he went to the river in the early morning, almost at night, then in the still silence of a warm night, these sounds were heard from afar. Some of the cyprinids clearly ate up on top, licking from the lower side of the burdock egg capsules of worms, larvae, small bloodworms and various water bugs.
After spending the morning with a spinning rod, having caught very few medium-sized perches and having missed the pike, he wound it on his mustache … well, about the “champing” shameless fish. And I decided to change the specifics of fishing. Leaving the pond, I was not too lazy to swim into the very thick of water lilies and pick up there from the bottom of the sheets that fall under the arm. And there any “creature in pairs” got there, that is, the lower floor of water lilies in the summer heat turned out to be quite populated. But who feeds so loudly? I decided to find out with a coal rod. With its unusual lightness and a length of six meters, this is ideal for fishing with a side nod. In addition, you do not have to change the equipment. Fly fishing rod, without rings. Therefore – attach at least a snap with a float, at least any other.
In the early morning, I quietly go out to the thickets of water lilies. Despite my caution, still there is a wave from the boat and a splash from the oars is heard in the sensitive silence around. But the fish “champs” like that, not paying attention to my approach. Before busy with gluttony.
I plant some insects on the hook of a plain, plain-looking tungsten “pellet” along with a dark bloodworm, which also appeared on the underside of the leaves of a water lily, curled up in a ring. Quietly, I lower the mormyshka right from the tip of the rod into a small window among the egg capsules, almost like a hole. And I begin to pit the line with the reel, which is temporarily fixed on the lower knee of the rod. A thin fishing line goes through a side nod, carried away by a mormyshka. That’s the bottom … The nod flinched and rose. I play at the bottom smoothly and slowly, lowering the mormyshka and taking it to the bottom. There are no bites. There is no point in feeding. There is so much around the natural bait, which the fish champs … What is the reason for the fish’s unwillingness to peck? And then it comes to her: she feeds on top, what should she do at the bottom?
I raise the mormyshka to the very surface, and then the nod first bends down, and then gradually straightens into a horizontal line. Bite! .. It rests on the fishing line … rug. He blazed with golden scales and went off to the side. But already catching the fish in the net. Here is who, it turns out, is acting like a pig here …
But it turned out that tench is not the only one who ate off on an early warm morning in the thickets of grass. When I changed my seat, since no one wanted to peck on the previous one, I just pecked a small scavenger on top of it, and then the carp was brought into the net. Roasters also pecked, but much larger than those that are usually taken from the bottom to maggots at this time of the year. At least in this bay.
Horse fish can slurp
And the tactics of fishing here are running
You have to constantly go around the boat all the new windows in the grass and after moving the fish to move on. But this fishing tactics of running fishing, as it turned out, quite effectively works in coastal fishing. The only “BUT”. It takes a long and light rod that you have to hold in your hands for a long time. You will need a high-quality branded fishing rod with a length of 7-8 meters, it is clear that it is lightweight, which means it is made of carbon fiber of a good brand. Such horse fishing often pays off on the golden days of “Indian summer”, when many fish, preparing for winter, often go out into the surface layers of water – bask in the sun and grab some insect that crawls along the bottom of the water-lily mugs. Despite the gravity of autumn fish to deeper places, on warm and sunny quiet days, many of the representatives of cyprinids rise to the surface and go out onto sand spits with warm water, but only during the day. Predators have the same habits, but not because of their desire to bask in the sun and admire the bright colors and quiet beauty of autumn, but rather because of mercantile preoccupation – to grab one of the silver fish and send it to their insatiable stomach. Therefore, if it is better to catch scavengers and roach in mormyshka with local bait, then a large ide and chub are more likely to catch a fry, a grasshopper and a fly, however, perch and mumps will not refuse a fry.