Zakidushka - Autumn Tackle

Where to look for pike with the advent of cooling. When the pre-spawning course of the burbot begins. Fishing for a throw. What to put on the hook?

Where to look for pike with the advent of cooling

With the advent of steady cooling and the decline of aquatic vegetation to the bottom, the fishing conditions in many water bodies change. To prepare gear and insidious tactics-strategies for catching sluggish autumn fish is almost from scratch. Predatory fish, unlike summer, no longer arranges ambushes in windows among water lilies, or along a strip of coastal elodea. At this time, she prefers to stand under the slopes in the pits or make leisurely raids along the same brow at the border of three or four meter depths to six meters or more. But sometimes, especially in recent years, the pike reaches a ridiculous depth of up to half a meter and beats heavily here, in the thickets of dry reeds in places already. Moreover, she often starts grabbing a blende and bait fish on vents only when the sun has already entered into force and warms up shallow water. It happens that a pike eats here throughout the daylight hours, especially if it is gray and warm, even with a light drizzle, during the day. But all of the above applies to shallow waters, still separated at a certain distance from the coast. More often, these are streamers among fairly deep reaches or open spaces of reservoirs.

At the end of October and November, the pre-spawning course of burbot begins

He also feeds on slopes in depth. Grubby pits and holes - more often its daytime parking. Yes, and do not take the burbot in his gritty "Palestine", just put the gear on the branches and bogs ...

A large chub at this time may be tempted by bait and frog, while in the summer he, lazy and greasy, prefers to take fallen flies and grasshoppers unhurriedly from the surface of the water, grab a greedily white turntable or wobbler. With a cooling of water, it goes into the depths and more often falls into bottom gear, if we talk about fixed gear, for example, a throw.

Catch on a cushion

Of course, the tackle is quite primitive, but it is not required to catch special chubs in the twilight light of dawn and night fishing for burbot in the twilight of dawn. In the fall, when the current is not as fast as in the spring, a sinker cast in a tablespoon was enough to equip the casting. No need to buy expensive fishing line. Fit and "Klinskaya" with a diameter of 0.6 mm. Although she is thick, but this is her advantage during night castings: she does not get confused, straying into "beards"; easily dumped from the shore, not always smooth and free of grass, roots and fin. It does not break in sharp jerks, if the casting is not calculated and the sinker intends to fly to the opposite bank. In addition, a thick fishing line is clearly visible in the light of a flashlight. Not lost. But on leashes you can not regret a solid 0.25. Their length ranges from 25-30cm. Hooks - large, with a long forearm. You can put doubles under the “cutting” of roach or ruff.

Leashes, in my opinion, are more practical to tie to eyelets, and even better - to fasteners on swivels. This will allow you to quickly replace them when breaking off for a stale oak or when catching a burbot, because, with a mustachioed, it swallows conscience. Rather than digging into his mouth and scratching stiff hands with spiked teeth, it is better to unfasten the leash and put a spare one. I usually equip the blanket with only one leash, since the grip falls mainly on the one closest to the sinker. And there’s less danger of “catching” yourself when throwing.

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Bites on the dummies are determined by the ringing of bells

Well, if they are different in tone. It will immediately be clear which side the grip followed. Usually the sound of brass and nickel-plated bells differs sharply in timbre and pitch. I do not use clever clothespins for hanging bells. I just put a loop in my ear, I put a bell in it and tighten the loop. When biting, I take out the tackle directly with the bell. Casting is also carried out with it hanging on a fishing line. Then the fishing line is selected before the tension and the optimal sag of the bell, is inserted into the willow rod cleavage. During many night fishing, I was convinced that the simpler the tackle, the less trouble with it when the moon, bonfire and lantern are in the wrong light, and even in freezing weather, and even in a burning breeze.

There are lovers of burbot fishing using spinning reels with inertialess reels equipped like donks

In my opinion, this is only reasonable where the shores are high and cluttered. However, "inertialess" can be replaced with ordinary cans, by wrapping the fishing line on this rusty container. This refers not to flat cans from under the famous kilka in tomato, but from under the stew, from soldiers rations, for example. But in this case, the fishing line with a diameter of 0.6 mm is unlikely to be freely dumped with such a simple "inertia." Most likely 0.3-0.4mm.