Spring bream fishing

Post-spawning zhor bream. Spring bream fishing time. What gear and bait are used. What is feeding spring bream.

Fishing for bream can take place in April at the rise of schools of this fish to spawning sites. The bream begins preparing for the spring course on March days, under the ice, gathering in packs and moving closer to the mouths of the tributaries of a large river. As soon as the rivers open from the ice, flocks of bream enter small rivers and begin to move against the current. So they can walk several kilometers until they reach suitable places for spawning. By this time, the water temperature may reach more than 10 degrees, which is usually a signal for bream that it is time to prepare for spawning. Typically, in central Russia, bream spawn somewhere in the middle of May. In the south of the country, spawning can begin in April, and in the north - in June. Spawning begins at a water temperature of about 12 degrees Celsius, and ends already at 20-22 degrees.

Sometimes, already in early or mid-April, impatient anglers are rewarded with an excellent bite of bream that rises to spawn. This happened on our river Rutke, when large fish confidently and actively pecked right under the snow flakes falling from the gray sky. It was quite active, but short bite during the April snowfall. Bream took on the most primitive showers and feeders. Moreover, despite the more miniature equipment, feeders were slightly more effective than primitive rough snacks. Apparently, in this period of the spring course and muddy water, the fineness of the rigging is not so important as in late spring and summer.

Equipment for fishing bream

During this period, the equipment of the feeder should be more durable, since it is necessary to catch in a strong spring current. As the main fishing line, it is best to put a braided cord with a diameter of 0.18-0.2 mm. A monofilament fishing line for a feeder with a thickness of 0.2 mm, preferably green or brown, is suitable for leashes. Fluorocarbon fishing line should not be set. Visibility in water at this time is poor and a strong feeder fishing line will be more useful than fluorocarbon, which is much inferior in strength to a feeder monofilament fishing line. Hooks can be used relatively large - No. 5-7 of our Russian numbering.

The fishing rod for strong bream should be selected according to the circumstances. Somewhere you can not do without a feeder class heavy and extra heavy. And somewhere, the medium medium in terms of parameters is quite suitable. Typically, heavy-class rods are used for long casting on a large river and fishing in strong currents. Medium gear is used for relatively strong and moderate tides. Typically, anglers select fishing spots with a medium rod somewhere around the turn of the river, where a stream of meltwater hits the opposite bank. Or find secluded places behind trees lying in the water, as well as behind toes protruding into the water.

What bait is used to catch bream in spring

The best and most common bait for the spring bream of this period can be called creeps, dung and earthworms, as well as tender leaves. Sometimes bloodworm brushes are preferable. Maggot and plant tips are usually used in late spring and early summer.

Spring bait

For fishing in early spring, it is better to use bait for cold water. These can be ready-made mixes from Dunaev, as well as Greenfishing. Salapin. Carp Suite. To this bait, you can add feeder mixtures for cold water and a filler from Salapa porridge.

Post spawning zhor bream

After raising the bream for spawning and spawning it remains only to wait for the post-spawning zhor. Most often in ordinary spring, it happens in the beginning of summer, when the wild rose blooms, but in the early and hot spring it is quite possible to hope for earlier dates of bream breeding.

Thinner and lighter gears are already used here. The bream, although hungry, is nevertheless cautious in nature and is already beginning to react negatively to rough gear. It may not come up to the bait on a hook that is too big, for example, No. 7 of Russian numbering and tackle, where the fishing line for a leash is 0.2 mm thick, if it is not fluorocarbon. However, sometimes bream lose caution due to a forced hunger strike. And on rivers with relatively muddy water, bait is also grabbed on not very elegant equipment, especially if fishing occurs on the current. At this time, summer baits and baits are already being used, where, in addition to worms, the appetite of the bream can cause bread in the form of a crumb or a cube of peel, a grain of corn “Bonduelle” with red maggot, semolina.