Setting a mug on the river

An easy way to set up girders or mugs on a river

I have repeatedly said that I like to catch pike and perch on small rivers. For those of the fishermen who share exactly this type and conditions of fishing, the situation is familiar when the width of the river does not exceed 10-15 meters, there is a wonderful whirlpool with a slow reverse flow on one of the banks, and this is most likely the cherished pike. What can you do here? More often than not, I catch such places with a spinning rod: I usually start with wobblers, and then gradually, I “fall” closer to the bottom, put the swings, jig baits and unhooked ones. But there are times when this does not bring success, and you need to move on, so I suggest you consider one tricky way to set up circles on the river, which I once observed in one of the villages myself, and after that I used it many times. The point is that such mugs can be easily set up on the river, and they won’t float away, but will be quite successfully caught on the whirlpool of your choice.

For fishing, you will need two ordinary circles, the design of which is familiar to many of us. By the way, after that, when I gained some experience, I realized that in such places instead of circles it is better to use ordinary summer zerglics. Next, you need to find a long pole, take a rope, and some kind of cargo. As a rule, if you know in advance that you will install such tackle, you can grab the load and rope from your home so that you don’t waste time locating on the spot. Tackle can be installed from a boat, or from the shore. I always run tackle from the shore.

So, we attach circles to each end of the pole (a piece of rope should be taken no more than 0.5 meters), a longer rope is attached to the middle of the pole, on which the load is fixed. That's all. Charge the vents, and throw the load with the pole into the pool you need. The load reaches the bottom, the current circling the pole, but it does not drift down the river, but as if standing still, and the circles (or fixed vents) are located on the edges of the pole, catching a kind of whirlpool circle. To make it easier to get the pole out of the water, you can tie another cord to it in advance, which is fixed on the shore.

Tackle is simple, but in order to master it thoroughly, it takes some practice. For example, I learned how to throw it from the third time. It is clear that this tackle does not pretend to be universal, but in some areas, it is quite justified. So, try, and all the best to you.