This time, there were few and not in vain fishermen on the old man near the water intake. Only ruffians pecked at the bait. And only one small pike fell on the vents. Apparently, that’s why there were no fishermen either, since the pike refused to take it.
By evening, I put in the same holes with the same live bait, adding also a ruff, my new zerglas in the ice version. To do this, simply detach the reel, lower the bait fish to the bottom, leaving a couple of meters of free fishing line and overwhelming the excess for the cloves inside the reel. If you leave the whole fishing line, as for a pike, then the burbot will surely find a snag at the bottom, even the only one in the area, and destroy the tackle.
Now it remains only to pass through the hole in the reel a loop of thin nylon cord, tighten the noose and hang the zergel on a stick, then putting it across the hole and lowering the reel with fishing line under the ice. In order not to stick out the tackle in plain sight, I cover the hole with a stand from the vents and fall asleep with snow. I stick twigs at the holes for reference. But he did not set all nine girders. Three put at the first mouth of the old woman, and at the other exit into the river – also three pieces. Continue reading
Everyone, probably, a fisherman, experienced what it was like to walk several kilometers along a snow-covered winter reservoir, when breaking through the crust, shoe covers fall into a sticky porridge of snow and water, and then they knock on the ice monolith. And so – every step, which is gained a lot in kilometers of travel. It’s not always possible to get to the catching hole on a “motor dog”, “karakat” and a snowmobile. And walking with sled drags behind your back is often the only possible way to travel on ice, especially on thin and dangerous ice for snowmobiles. On foot there is such an insidious feature. While walking, even in the most severe frost it becomes hot in a fishing suit, sweat literally pours and soon ordinary underwear will become wet. Then, sitting at the hole, the angler in such wet underwear will desperately freeze, even when it is not so cold. And in the cold and wind, this can cause a cold. And it will not be time for fishing when the body is pierced by cold and beats trembling. Therefore, in any active fishing, the role of thermal underwear is very important, which holds heat and evaporates moisture well. Moreover, it should be borne in mind that our attraction to natural wool, half-woolen and cotton fabrics, from which some models of thermal underwear are sewn, is not always justified and appropriate. Continue reading
Like all donkeys, even the simplest ones, the feeder can be called one of the most common and universal gears. Fishermen with a feeder may be silver bleak, although it is considered a surface fish, as well as a steep-sided and goldfish. But, of course, the main goal of any angler is a heavy bream or a powerful and rapid ide. It is the feeder that is most suitable for catching these beautiful and desirable fish. Especially if fishing comes from the shore. In this English bottom fishing rod, such accessories as a feeder and leashes directly connected to it are successfully combined. For quite a long time, the Volga pits near the fairway were my favorite and constant places of fishing. At the right high and mountain coast of the Volga, only one tackle could cope with a strong current – the “ring”. It also guesses the features of the feeder. And a lighter Volga tackle with a feeder suspended on a fishing line, which was also used on the Volga, but near the left bank with shallow coastal depths, already resembles a feeder, only an onboard one.
To some extent, the feeder replaces fishing from a boat, and in some cases it is he who is more catchy than an onboard donka with a feeder suspended on a fishing line. This is especially true for small rivers with shallow depths. Not so long ago, on the Bolshaya Kokshaga River, I came across a situation where, it would seem, the airborne donka should be ahead of the feeder and coastal donks in terms of performance. We became attached to a fallen spruce just above a rather deep hole where a large fish was kept. Continue reading