Not quite common zander fishing

Hook quality. On a jig head with a “white” fish planted on it. Live bait snacks with a bell.

Pike perch resembles to many its relative - a modest ubiquitous perch: a comb of sharp thorns, piercing yellow eyes, stripes on a strong body and scales, which even a grater is not fun to remove, not to mention a knife. It happens in the afternoon, is light and stretched out in the body. But it didn’t fall to him to have such bright feather fins as the perch is famous for.

Pikeperch, like pike, has fangs and small teeth. He feeds on small chasing (narrow) fish: bleak, small ruff, verkhovka, dace, and minnow, since his mouth, in contrast to catfish and pike, is relatively small. It is kept in small flocks, but a large one eschews a flock of lobsters to a kilogram and takes the bait less often. Inveterate zander does not get along with pike. Usually occupied by one who is larger in numbers.

Pike perch lives in clear water, adhering to the depths with a rocky or sandy bottom, especially where there are furrows, pits. Holds in whirlpools under cliffs. But we are talking about that zander that is bright and elongated. With the formation of reservoirs, individuals appeared that lived in flooded forests at a depth of no more than three meters. They already differ in appearance from classical zander: black and more hunchbacked ...

Pike perch on a jig head with a cut white fish planted on it

It has long been known, simple and relatively catchy, to catch zander on a jig head with a cut white fish planted on it. This fishing is similar to winter fishing of a zander and a bersh on a spinner or a jig head with tyulka replanting.

In this case, the jig head is mounted on the hook, cut along the fish, with its tail toward the point of the hook, or half of the fish with the tail. For fidelity it is better to fasten the fish to the hook forearm with a soft wire or a strong thread, since the “white” fish is weak and can break from an impromptu snap when casting.

In places with a relatively strong current and where zander is active, it is enough to put the bait to the bottom and allow it to slide downstream. Like many predators, the pikeperch is an amateur to grab a weak-willed, weakly fused with the flow of the fish. He usually lies in wait on the brow and slopes in the pit, where the bait should be thrown.

If the predator is rather passive, then you can use the already indicated step wiring in order to provoke pike perch on the grip.

On live bells with bell

Probably the simplest, but meanwhile, fishing on live bait fish with a bell can be no less exciting. Its main advantage is that after a long day of active spinning fishing, there comes an hour of contemplation, intimate conversations around the fire over a glass of tea under the fragrant ear, and at the same time the excitement still boils, and the gears are very alert. Jin! A bell sways, and a fisherman with a flushed face rushes to the zakidka. There is! .. The water began to boil, and a prickly predator came in circles under the shore, throwing up spray.

For lack of snacks, the same spinning will be used, but the bite can only be indicated by the bending of the top of the rod, if you do not hang a small bell from the fishing line, at least with a clothespin.

You can use any “white” narrow fish or gudgeon as live bait, which is probably even better. Moreover, if the fish is fresh and “fragrant”, a grip can follow on a bait fish.

A leash of a fishing line about half a meter long is attached above a heavy sinker. Metal leashes are not used, as the pike perch is careful. In order not to engage in surgical operations after fishing, it is better to attach the leash to the fastener so that the leash can be unfastened at any time and replaced with another.

Casting is also carried out on the edge or slope of the pit, the rod is placed on the flyer and is insured with an “anti-goulina” just in case. If the current is strong, then the fry is planted behind the head so that it does not “cork” and does not twist the tackle.

For fishing using fairly tough rods with a dough of 10-40 gr. Soft rods for catching pike and perch will not work, since with a rather hard mouth of a pike perch a rather hard hooking will be required.

Hook quality

Another of the main requirements in catching zander is the quality of the hook, its sharpness and strength, since the aforementioned predator can weave, resting against the coast, and there easily and naturally spit out the bait with a blunt hook ...