Lure fishing for pike

The article describes the fishing of pike on oscillating and rotating baits.

Summer pike fishing is very diverse and fascinating, often and prey. Of course, spinning is the most sporting tackle on which with skill and the right choice of lures you can perfectly catch a predator. First of all, attention should be paid to wavering spinners, as the most universal and most used baits. In recent years, they have been undeservedly forgotten in favor of modern tricks from edible rubber or various fashionable wobblers. Nevertheless, the “hesitants”, as they were catchy baits, remained. In addition, they, like other artificial fish, are constantly being improved. For example, take the Soviet “Atom” as well. The Akara firm boldly took it into service, identifying it in a branch called "Legends of the Atom Series" and equipping the usual Soviet-made model with soldered metal, contrasting in color with the main body of the spinner. And the bait found a second wind, like other similar spinners from the legendary series, to take a choice of "Storling" with gilding across, which Akara added to the white spinner. These small and skillfully made innovations give the lures a completely different look and make them even more catchy, which was confirmed by my very first fishing, moreover, in the near city reservoir. So, the good old “oscillators” remain in the catalogs of the most famous companies producing modern lures for amateur fishers and athletes.

The main advantage and advantage of oscillating spinners is their ability to “forgive” any flaws in the wiring, which is very important for beginners. Sometimes, the “vibration”, just falling to the bottom, already provokes the predator’s grip, since it also “plays”: hesitates, dives briskly down, turns and again shines in the water column, like a living helpless fish. With the usual uniform posting during the active pike zhora, even a novice angler can feel like an ace in spinning fishing and catch quite a lot of fish. And, using various postings, for example, jerking, there is a chance to irritate the pike even in the “mute”, when in the heat the fish becomes lethargic and hardly takes. During this period, the lightest and smallest lures are used, and the wiring is performed at a minimum speed. When twitching, that is, jerking wiring, small oscillating spinners play very similar to frolic fry. Light ultralight equipment and a fishing rod with fast action are required, and the wobbler is wired along the grass with a twitch of the rod tip, pauses and accelerations. The wiring mode is selected empirically. Stepped wiring is used more often in the fall, when the fish goes to a depth and takes it from the bottom and at the very bottom. It requires more massive spinners, and the wiring is already being built on a different principle: first, the bait falls to the bottom, then it rises from the bottom and makes a jerk, obeying the short winding of a spinning player, consisting of two or three revolutions of the reel. And so - to the shore or boat. These spasmodic jumps of the bait from bottom to bottom cause the avid excitement of a predator. After all, the bait is rolled from side to side, shines with silver sides, makes high-frequency sounds.

Rotating spinners are even more common. They generally do not require a variety of postings and are a lifesaver for an inexperienced angler. The whole game is played by the rotating petal of the bait. And success here most of all depends on the quality of the spinner, its coloring, shape, size, speed and place of fishing, which, however, is also a lot for a beginner spinner. But after just a few fishing trips, a spinning novice will find for himself the most optimal “spinner” for catching summer pike. Most often these are common baits Mepps, Blue Fox, Akara with a comet petal and size 3-5. In the summer heat, the petals of dark colors with various dots are often the most successful. On a very bright sunny day, sometimes the most bites occur on black turntables with a golden inner side of the petal. (You can read more about pike turntables here)

It also happens that in the middle of summer on some ponds, where there are a lot of medium-sized pikes, the most productive bait is a “spinner” of minimum size - from zero to the first numbers, designed for catching perches. Put a larger spinner and the result will not be. Therefore, the pike hunter must have in stock and perch “turntables”.

In summer, you should not use a thick fishing line, since small baits work very poorly on a rough fishing line or on a thick braided cord. The strength of even a thin braid is quite enough to pluck the largest pike, unless, of course, the fishing line is fresh and of high quality.

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