The “dead end” period dictates some changes in pike fishing. When a pike pecks. What gear to choose. The choice of a place of fishing in the dead end. Running fishing in the middle of winter.
Unlike many fish of the carp family, pike is active all winter and, if the place is chosen correctly, its fishing can be fascinating and prey. Only in the period of the so-called “deaf-land” her grasp is less frequent, and she resists not so stubbornly and fiercely as in the first ice. At this time, light-green small leeches fall from the caught fish onto the ice, which indicates the inactivity of the predator in the middle of winter.
The “dead end” period dictates some changes in pike fishing
First of all, we must abandon the tactics of “approach and take where to go” ... If you follow this principle, the girders can stand in vain for more than one day, until at least one of them lights up the flag. Such tactics are entirely acceptable only during the clear-cut ice and closer to the spring, when the predators move a lot and themselves are looking for prey.
In the middle of winter, fishing can be more catchy.
For example, the first pike grip was at nine in the morning, at ten, and usually at eleven. Then comes the dead period, when the flags of the women are only dispelled by the cold wind. There are no more lifts, and pike anglers, cursing the fishing destiny, smoke cigarettes and drink tea, and someone - something stronger ... Like, it's time to get home, still does not take it. But if you take and rearrange at least a couple of zergirls to the side along the already found pike “path” (and there is always this catchy line), then it is quite possible that a scarlet flag will pop up over the zergilz. This is called "slip the pike under the nose" ...
And here is the rationale
Just fish, having breakfast, got up under the snag to relax. Or in the place where the girders stood for a couple of days, they caught a pike, and a new fish has not yet taken this place. If we take into account that the pike does not move much in January, then one can hardly expect a grip here. By putting a brisk bait fish right in front of a predator, one can safely hope for excitement and a grasping pike reflex. It still can’t stand it when a sassy fish will turn its tail in front of her ...
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There is one more factor that must be taken into account in the stagnant deaf-land.
Powerful ventricles for large mining are best not to be used. More miniature gear with a 0.4 mm core line and No. 7 tees will be required. At least where mostly small pike live. Sluggish fish is careful and picky about coarse gear. In addition, powerful grips and a rapidly spinning coil can now not be seen. It happens that after the flag is flashed, the zergelina’s coil does not rotate at all. As soon as you approach the tackle, you can notice on a thinner fishing line how it shakes a little and is barely sunk into the hole. It is sometimes seen that the fishing line does not go into the water, but rather bends upward with a loop. The fish grabbed the bait fish and, bitten by it, slowly floats up to the ice, as if deciding for itself: "swallow, not swallow">
Choosing a place for fishing in the deaf earth
When choosing a fishing place in the middle of winter, it should be taken into account that snags and shallow waters near the shores can now hardly be called catchy places. Is that a small pike grab a roach on a tee or perch, dabbling, will hit the bait in vain. The main part of the predatory fish has gone closer to the pits, and takes these pits on the slopes and edges.
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If we talk about reservoirs, then most of all gripes in the dead end can be expected along the beds of flooded rivers and in channels where there is a weak current. Small fish hold here, and predators usually come for it. Places closer to the main riverbed that gave rise to the reservoir can also become successful. Even at a depth of about 10 meters, it is now quite possible to expect the grip of a large pike. Often these deep places are adjacent to the braids, where the set of signs are set. On the slopes of these braids into the pit, it is possible to catch a mother of pike and pike perch.
It is clear that the gear here must be powerful, with a fishing line of 0.6 mm, tees no less than No. 8.5 and bullet sinkers. The length of fishing line on the reel can reach 20 meters.