The article describes the night fishing of burbot in late autumn.
Catching burbot, of course, is inferior in gambling and sportiness to spinning hunting, but has many of its own characteristics that are inherent in night fishing. Anyone who has ever been on such a fishing trip will never forget the cold light of the full moon over the mirror and black river, the owl's cackle, the owl's murmur in the spruce fir tree, the splash of river jets on the rifle, and ... the bell ringing of the shower in the silence of the night. And then the live weight will rest on the fishing line elastically, and soon an icy and strong burbot will be in our hands.
In addition to romance, night burbot fishing also brings delicious fish, which can hardly be bought anywhere. And even if it is on sale, its taste will be inferior to the freshly caught fish. Only fresh burbot is delicious in the ear, in the pan and hot smoked. And his liver is simply incomparably tender and delicious. Burbot is a freshwater relative of cod, and this affects the similarity of the taste and delicacy of the liver of one and the other fish.
To catch this nocturnal predator you need the simplest gear. Moreover, an excessively thick fishing line is not a violation of the gear system, as in other types of fishing. Moreover, the coarser the tackle, the easier it is to handle it on a cold autumn night, when the chilling fingers are not able to sort out and hold thin equipment and make small hooks. Also, a thick fishing line is better visible on the shore in the night darkness by the light of a flashlight.
Bottom tackle is essential when fishing for burbot. And the most common and simple is considered a zakidka. It is zakidushki that allow you to catch this nocturnal predator for worms, cut fish and live bait, exposing a dozen tackles on stretches. Any other donkeys, including the feeder, are also used, but they are more complex and cumbersome in night fishing. But for fishing with snacks, a clean shore is required without bushes, vegetation and tree roots, since the line of snacks is laid out before being cast with rings on the shore. Usually these places are sand spits and beaches, gently sloping into the water. And most often the opposite bank of a small river in such places is always steep. Under it there is a coarse pit, in which water runs around and at the bottom of the pit there are fireflies. This is a daytime burbot parking lot, where he leaves after a night hunt. It is clear that in such places there is nothing to do with any gear, especially with snacks. Hooks and cliffs of gear are inevitable here. Therefore castings castings are made on the border of the sandy beach spit and the pit on the opposite shore. This is the night burbot hunting place, where he attacks sleepy fish and picks up various insects.
Casting from uneven and vegetated shores is also possible, but tackle is used somewhat different. For laying fishing line used plastic bottles for baby food "Agusha" and other similar bottles. Being the simplest analog of an inertialess coil, these bottles allow you to cast directly from your hand. The fishing line is wound around the bottle in a place where it tapers somewhat. Holding this improvised reel in one hand, the sinker is rocked with the other hand and cast.
The hook consists of a main fishing line with a diameter of 0.5-0.6 mm, wound on a reel, a heavy sinker weighing about 150-200 grams and a leash with a hook, tied above the sinker at a distance of about 10 cm. It is better to put the leash alone, as burbot grips more often the leash falls on the first from the sinker. And there is less confusion with one leash. The fishing line on the leash is also not thin - 0.25-0.3 mm. The leash length can be in the range of 30-35 cm. Hooks are best used with a long forearm and large enough - No. 8-10 of domestic numbering. This helps to get the hook out of the caught fish. Although, of course, it is better to have replaceable leashes in stock. He unfastened the leash and set a new one. This is much easier than messing around in the throat of a predator, scratching his hands with a fine brush of burbot teeth.
Worms, frogs, cut fish, and bait fish are used as bait. It is better to use doubles for packing live bait and cutting.
The bells are signaled by a bell. However, now there are a lot of different bells, the crackling of which is also heard at a fairly large distance. They are fastened with a clothespin. To hang a bell, you need to loop through the loop into the eye of the bell, pull and loop the loop, and then thread the bell into this loop and tighten.
Zakidushki simple and very successful gear, if there is a burbot in the river. But fishing for burbot begins in the middle lane with the establishment of cold weather, somewhere in the middle of October.