Periods of high activity of sabrefish. Catching sabrefish in the middle of summer and closer to autumn. The choice of fishing spots. Bait and tackle for sabrefish.
Fishing for sabrefish for fishing rod is somewhat inferior in terms of productivity to fishing on the donka with a rubber shock absorber, but in the period of activity of the sabrefish and in a good place, fishing for the fishing rod will also be prey, and most importantly more fun and sporty than the "rubber band".
A period of high activity of sabrefish is spring and early summer
This is due to the spring course of fish for spawning, and in the summer - to the zhor of this fish after spawning. But in the spring, the largest gums come across the “gum” and the fishing rod. At the beginning of summer, with the opening of the full fishing season, the largest instances of sabrefish come across more often on spinning, on ordinary spinning and small oscillating spinners, as well as on a bombard. When fishing with a fishing rod, you should choose the method of fishing in the wiring. And here there is a high probability of catching a large chekhon, which is also called a "saber" for its characteristic shape. It is active fishing in the wiring and away from the coast that is attractive to this fish, which is a gambling predator, despite its peaceful appearance. Chekhon has even a resemblance to bleak, if not for the size difference.
Mackerel fishing in the middle of summer
In the middle of summer, there is a decline in activity of sabrefish, as, incidentally, happens with other fish. But, like many other fish, sabrefish can switch to a nocturnal lifestyle during the summer heat. And at dusk, weighty fishes often come across. If only the fisherman was not lazy and not sleepy. At the very least, you can sleep off during the day in a tent set up in the shade of a willow on the Volga island, and at night you can go fishing for chekhony.
Chekhon closer to autumn
Closer to the fall, the chekhon activates again and takes it more eagerly, both for the “rubber band” and spinning, and for the fishing rod. In autumn, large specimens also begin to come across and the fish at that time is already more oily, as it begins to prepare for winter. The most delicious cured and smoked chekhon comes from autumn catches.
Choosing a fishing spot
The choice of a place for catching sabrefish on a fishing rod should be done based on the following parameters. Firstly, the place should be relatively deep with a difference in depth of 3-6 meters, and the catch point will most likely be the edge at the border of these depths. It is best if the place is located behind some kind of obstacle forming vortex flows. Chekhon is often caught well in a hole behind a sand spit, where a lot of food accumulates. The main thing is that in the place chosen for fishing there should be a current, direct or reverse. On the whirlwind reverse flows, the sabrefish often pecks all day, since insects constantly fall in streams in the streams, which fell into the water and fry frolic frolic. A chekhon, especially a large one, is not averse to bite with a delicate silver fry.
The choice of bait for chekhony
In spring, it makes no sense to be wise with the choice of bait. Chekhon takes a worm well at this time. Closer to summer, this fish will be tempted, rather, with maggot on a nickel-plated shiny hook or insect. It can be a grasshopper, a fly, a mayfly. Often this fish for some reason recklessly grabs a bare hook with a wound red thread. Do not miss the fry on the hook.
For successful fishing of sabrefish for fishing rod you will need a light carbon fiber rod with a length of 7-8 meters. Near the coast Chekhon is unlikely to be caught, unless something close to the coast passes like the Volozhka River - the channel of a stream or river. But usually Chekhon keeps farther than the coastal strip, at a distance of about 14-20 meters, sometimes further. Therefore, a donka with a rubber shock absorber is used, the undergrowth with hooks of which is sometimes located at a distance of 20-30 meters from the coast. But for long casting, a Bologna fishing rod with a reel is quite suitable. Usually she uses a light rod 5-6 meters long with a match reel, a thin main fishing line with a diameter of 0.14 mm and 0.1-0.12 mm on a leash. If a large chekhon pecks, then the line should be put thicker. This is a strong fish.
The hook is applied No. 5 of our numbering with a long forearm and nickel-plated.
For this tackle, special Bologna floats are used for flowing, but cralusso bolo type floats are best suited, which, with a weight of about 8 centimeters, also have an aerodynamic profile similar to the profile of an airplane, which does not allow the stream to nail the float to shore. Moreover, the float, like tackle "boat", is moving away from the shore. With such a float, it is good to use a holding method.