Winter burbot fishing tackle

Fixed winter fishing equipment for burbot in winter is not very diverse. But it is not required. Burbot is not particularly picky about thick fishing line and large hooks. Therefore, the simpler the tackle, the better on a frosty or windy night, when the fingers get cold and do not bend, and then there is messing around with cobweb and miniature hooks.


The simplest tackle and nevertheless quite effective is considered to be a bargain. The design of this bottom gear is brilliantly simple and represents only a strong knot or stick, which is placed across the hole. The main fishing line of the tackle, which is wound on a reel, is tied to this cross member. You can simply make a loop and throw it on the crossbar. Usually fasteners fix the main fishing line not in tightness, but leave two meters of free fishing line, throwing it into the hole, if there is even a slight frost. In a thaw with a positive temperature, the fishing line is left in the form of rings in the snow. The hole is usually covered with a stand from the vents or a special cover made of plastic, polystyrene or a foam-like thermal insulation material. Then, the hole with the lid is covered with snow and a pole is stuck in the place of the installed wedge so that in the morning you can find tackle. This is necessary, because snowfall may begin and after it it will be difficult to find something if you do not put some milestones or at least not pour a mound of snow. By the way, in crowded places a mound of snow will be the best guideline. Even after heavy snowfall the mound will be noticeable to the owner of the gear. After all, he knows that somewhere here is set up. An accidental person may not notice such a landmark.

Usually a flat sinker weighing about one hundred grams is tied to the main fishing line with a thickness of about 0.4-0.5 mm, depending on the strength of the current in this particular place. The weight of the sinker can be even greater if the river has a rapid current. And on the rifts of even a small forest river, the current is quite strong. Over a sinker ten centimeters tied with a leash of winter fishing line with a diameter of 0.28-0.3 mm with a hook number 6-7 of our Russian numbering. In places where large burbot live, you can put a hook and more. Better to put a hook with a long forearm. It will be easier to get a hook from the burbot's mouth and throat, as this predator swallows the bait reliably and deeply. But such single hooks are used for fishing for worms and other bait. Live bait, cut fish is best planted on double or triple hooks. The leash is tied with a length of 30-35 cm. Since the burbot takes only from the bottom, to increase the chances of a bite, you can put a second leash, but not higher than the sinker, and under it. For this, a sliding sinker is used.

Ice vent

Similar to the tackle tackle can be called an ice vent. But she has a difference. This ventilator can universally catch pike and burbot. To do this, the tackle is made in the form of a flyer with which the fishing line will be reeled up during the grip of the pike. If a burbot can get caught, then the pike will most likely spit live bait and hook, having thrown ahead of time due to a short free fishing line. On a flyer with a fishing line with a length of about 8-10 meters, a pike is more likely to come across, like a burbot. Therefore, such girly leaves are left for several days with freshly planted live bait. Prey is usually pike and burbot. Live bait is planted through the gills and usually there are no retreats from such gear. An analogue of such a girly can also be considered a girder without a coil, where a removable reel with equipment for the night is placed in the form of a girder under the ice. In the afternoon, you can fasten the reel to the rack and catch a predator as if it were an ordinary winter zerglitz.

Classic winter

A more sporting tackle is considered a classic winter zerzina with a coil and a spring with a flag due to the fact that the tackle has a bite signaling device. Such girders usually spend the night and wait for a bite, whether it is a flashing flag or a sound signal coming from a feeder bells or a small ringing bell attached to the flag spring. If you have technical skills, you can install an electronic bite alarm, which are usually used in carp fishing on the pod.

Fishing rods with lures or heavy mormyshka

The most sporting tackles are fishing rods with a lure or heavy mormyshka, on the hook of which a worm or a cut fish is planted. But these tackles are used more often when for their fidelity there are already mounted vented girders and bitches with live bait or sharp hooks.

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