Catching zander for spinning, the article provides a description of catching zander for jig, foam rubber, spinnerbait. We will also talk about which spinning to choose and fishing tactics.
This predator, especially the large one, is a dream and an iconic fish for a seasoned spinning player and a beginner. But zander is not simple. Everyone knows his stubborn nature. When it rests on the bottom - you will not budge the winch. And its steel mouth often does not break even with forged handmade hooks and expensive vaunted Gamakatsu brand products. In addition, zander is beautiful with its fierce beauty and is always ready to strike with spikes-nails of its royal crown - the dorsal fin. In short, a fighter. And Bulgakov wrote about how delicious this fish was. Remember his lumps and a still-life, which Archibald Archibaldovich used to say in the novel about Margarita and the Master ">
Here, the “stick” of a slow system does not fit in any way, since it is simply not capable of making reliable hooking by its characteristics. A “fast” fishing rod is required; I think that the “fast” with the “extra” prefix, that is, the ultrafast fishing rod system, will not hurt. And all this is for the same reason of the impenetrability of the mouth of this predator. But even when fishing with such a tough rod, a second control hook is often required.
Pike perch bait
Jigging zander for spinning, step wiring, is a classic of the genre with which it all began. Then, at the dawn of jig, jig heads with a fixed hook were used. Nowadays, more flexible rigs are used in the sense of tactics and in the literal sense. These are silicone baits on movable bundles of “cheburashka” sinkers, which are also called “eared sinkers”. These are more successful baits due to the increase in active elements, where now, in addition to the fussy vibrations of the “tail” of the twister or vibro-tail, the bait on the flexible joint is included in the whole movement, which noticeably causes excitement in the underwater predator.
But an alternative to the most successful before silicone baits are foam fish. This is probably the most active bait that can play even without wiring. It looks like this. Having fallen to the bottom, the "foam" takes an almost vertical position and begins to spin and oscillate on a flexible ligament with an "eared" sinker under the influence of oncoming current jets. And foamless fish without tails work best. Obviously, their briskness is associated with the absence of an additional element in the form of an imitation of a fish's tail, which slows down the game of the bait. In addition, when using a “lentil” type sinker in the “foam”, another phase of the bait game appears, and one of the most attractive. This is manifested after the fall of the "foam" to the bottom, most often with the edge of a flat sinker. Then follows the fall of the sinker with the plane to the bottom. And during this almost imperceptible movement, a coronal somersault is made of foam rubber fish. Here, two factors play on the success of the bait, where the pause moment is the main one, which is often the most productive moment in catching a predator for spinning. And the second factor can be called the seemingly inconspicuous and brisk movement of the "foam rubber" around its axis, which is clearly seen by a curious and gambling zander. In summer, small "foam" 5 cm in size are used more, and at the end of summer days and in autumn, baits from 8 to 10 centimeters in length work better. Foam fish are equipped with single and double hooks. The latter are preferable, since they are more hooked. But the hooks should be strong and sharp, able to break through the mouth of a pike perch and not be broken when hooked.
Very strange and at the same time productive bait - spinner bait. It looks like a bulky structure, where a petal rotates on wire details, like a spinner-turntable. Another design element is a silicone bait or fish made of polyurethane. This combination of different types of elements creates a very active game, sometimes just bewitching zander.
Tactics of catching zander on a spinning
Stepped wiring has been and remains the main wiring in catching zander on a spinning jig. Technically, it looks like this: two to three quick turns of the coil. Stop! And a pause. The bait goes in steps, falling to the bottom and rising sharply.
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