Catching an ide in the spring on a float

The article talks about catching an ide in a float fishing rod in early spring. How to equip a fishing rod, where is it better to choose a place for fishing, which bait to use? Learn about this in this article.

Despite the fact that there is still snow and the lakes are chained in an ice shell, fishermen with summer float gear appear. Many of them open the spring-summer ide fishing season.

Where to catch

At this time, ides are caught in wiring on small rivers that have already been cleared of ice. The course of fish for spawning coincides with the beginning of sap flow in birches. This can happen in late March or April. With an increase in water temperature, ide flocks become more numerous.

Fishing should be done on sections of rivers where the current is weakening, under the branches of coastal bushes, next to the rapids. The nibble of an ide in the spring depends on weather conditions. But the greatest activity is observed in the early morning and after 14-15 hours.

Spring Fishing Bait

The favorite cream of the ide in early spring is a bright cream larva with a reddish-brown head. It is called a burdock, and a larva is mined in alumina on abandoned wastelands and construction sites. Most burdock is found in pristine clay dumps overgrown with wormwood. Larvae of medium size (3-4 cm) are best suited for hooking. The ide will catch 2-3 larvae on the hook faster than one burdock.

Good bait for catching the spring ide are bark beetle, chitik (caddis) and May larva. These larvae should be stored separately from each other.

Ide float

Tackle for catching ide does not require a large cost from the angler. It is enough to have a conventional rod (plug or telescopic) with through-rings for fishing line. It is desirable that the tackle is light. Indeed, during fishing, the fishing rod will always have to be held by the angler. The main fishing line is suitable 0.22-0.25, and for a leash you will need a piece of fishing line with a thickness of 0.18-0.2. The float and sinker is selected depending on the depth and strength of the current at the point of fishing. The main thing is that the float is loaded correctly. The size of the hook is selected for the bait used.

Ide catching technique

The technique of spring ide catching is quite simple. It is necessary to periodically alternate the free movement of the bait with the slow dropping of the extended fishing line. This technique allows the nozzle to move near the bottom, and then float 20-30 cm, searching for fish in the upper horizons. You can adjust the raising of the bait by changing the length of the leash. Where bites of fish are noticed, you can hold the nozzle on an extended fishing line for some time.


When spring ide is fishing, there is no need to feed the fishing place. It is better for the fisherman to search for his whereabouts, moving along the shore. In this case, do not forget about the rules of camouflage, because ide is cautious and suspicious.

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