Bream and large scavenger

Catching a bream or large scavenger is the dream of many fishermen, even professionals with all their experience, periodically go home empty, what can we say about beginners. The bream is schooling, moderately cautious, and with some dexterity and luck, even having the most common gear that can be bought in any market, it is quite possible to stay with the catch. But there are a lot of examples where the situation is diametrically opposite: the gears are the most modern, and the place seems to be excellent, already fed, and there have been bites here more than once, and the bream does not go and that’s all, although by all indications it is there. In general, fishing with this fish is fascinating for this, that you constantly need to be on the lookout and enjoyable stress, you have to think and look for options, otherwise the ubiquitous roach (the size of no more than a palm) will fill the cage, it will be okushka, bleak and other related fish.

And if you can still catch a bream on a large reservoir (river, lake), then when fishing on small rivers in the middle of summer, when the water drops, and the river itself is overgrown with grass, it is not so simple. There are a lot of reasons. We will give only a few that can affect the bite of bream on small rivers:

1. In the spring there was little water, and the bream did not enter the river

2. It is difficult to find a normal fishing site

3. The feed base is rather widely represented on such rivers, and picking up bait and a nozzle is not an easy task.

4. The bream on small rivers is more timid, so it is easier to frighten away from the place of feeding

As you can see, fishing a bream on a small river is a different story, and there are completely different fishing rules, since even a kilo bream in such places is considered a trophy, and the concentration of the fish itself varies from year to year. Let's take a quick look at how to catch a bream on a small river.

First of all, you need to decide on the place. As a rule, these are pits, areas with a reverse course before or after blockages, places of sharp decline in depth at the border with reeds and other aquatic vegetation. When we talk about depth, then for July-August we can consider quite normal the area where the depth is 1.5-2 meters. If deeper - this is only a plus. Typically, small rivers are littered with trees that have fallen into the water, and bream with a scavenger often stand just below the obstruction (literally 0.5-1 meter). This is understandable: various larvae are concentrated on fallen trees, with which the bream eats, and the flow rate behind the blockage is somewhat lower, which is just the case for the bream. The following favorite places are thickets of algae, water lilies and other vegetation. The depth in such areas is slightly lower than in the above example, but the food supply is wider, which is exactly what bream needs.


The next point - what to catch bream on small rivers. The question is complex, since there is no concrete answer. most commonly used conventional bait (worm, maggot, caddis, bloodworms), combining them with each other and various plant nozzles. In addition, you should pay attention to the natural organisms that live in the river. Sometimes it’s enough to scoop 1-2 handfuls of silt or sand and see which larvae live there. Sometimes, bream will take only those baits that are represented in this reservoir.


When fishing on the river, one must take into account that the current constantly blows tackle to the side and raise hooks from the bottom. Based on this, there are two options for mounting gear:

The usual common installation of a fishing rod, with a shift, was loaded closer to the hook so that the tackle drowned faster, while the float is sufficiently load-lifting so that it can withstand the force of the current. When installing a light float, it will not be possible to load the tackle normally (there is simply not enough weight to make the hooks reach the bottom), and you can forget about the bream.

And the second option, when a weighty sinker (cheburashka, conical shape or another) is placed at the very bottom of the gear, and a hook is mounted just above the load on the outboard leash. In this variation, the float can be put a little easier.

In both the first and second cases, the tackle will be constantly in tension, but the first equipment option implies that the flow will “wind” the tackle from side to side, giving some naturalness to the process (higher risk of hooking), and in the second case, the tackle is more stationary type. What to choose is a matter of practice and fishing conditions. If the conditions allow, you can also catch bream for wiring, but sometimes small rivers are so overgrown that you can’t talk about normal wiring: hooks are provided.

In the midst of summer, it may be successful to catch a bream on a side nod, while it is advisable to install a larger mormyshka so that it does not drift, and the mormyshka game should be smooth and calm, with pauses at the bottom. Mormon muscular tackle in the summer on the bream is also interesting in that you can go to all the places that are in the least interesting, even go fishing where difficulties may arise with the float.

We are not talking about the feeder, the usual snacks, the “gum”, because on the rivers, whose width is up to 5-10 meters, these gears during the period of active growth of aquatic vegetation are not relevant.

Good luck and all the best.

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