There are not so many species of catchy winter mormyshkas on perch, but each of them is able to bring a good catch in certain conditions. It is clear that the hands of an experienced angler should be attached to the most successful mormyshki. Otherwise, a pure gold bait may turn out to be just a piece of precious metal.
Mormyshki at the beginning of the ice season
Differences and species of mormyshka least influence the success of fishing at the beginning of the ice season, when perches often grab everything that just moves. Old oxidized mormysks made of brass and having lost their original form work well at this time. These two-tone “eyes”, as they once caught perches, still catch them to this day. But this applies, of course, to fishing with bait. In addition, dark nozzles and even black ones work best on clear and sunny days, especially on the first ice, which became quickly and without wind and as a result was in appearance smooth glass, which the sun usually lowers to the bottom.
Mormyshka with bait and without
The most miniature lures are usually used for fishing with bait, especially during the middle of winter. The smaller the bait, the better if, of course, there is no current in the reservoir or it is weak. If there is a current, tandems of mormysheks are usually used, where a small bait is located above and a larger one below. Also, reelless mormyshki are used, which are initially much larger than traditional baits for fishing with bait. But in the “mute camp” even bezootylki try to use several smaller sizes, since at that time even reckless perch, which is not so much affected by adverse conditions, becomes inactive and cautious. and at the sight of large and aggressive baits with movements, he can rather get scared and leave.
Speaking of bezootylki, it should be noted that often the best result in the "dead" period show non-nozzle bait, which are used with reeling of bloodworms. Even if only the head of the bloodworm will be on the hook of the rewinder, the biting of the perch can improve much. Moreover, even on the "little devils" that have three and four hooks, hooking a bloodworm on even one of the hooks often completely changes the effectiveness of the bait for the better. At least, such results were with the catchy and versatile painted “hell” W Spider Damn (model 02). This small incenseless mormyshka best attracts perches on a sunny day.
The following lures can be called the most common mormyshki for catching perch in winter with and without bait:
Mormyshka type “Uralka” are popular and long-known. Probably, these are the “older” baits that were still successfully caught in Soviet times, and not only perch, but also perch, planting cut kiln, tassels of worms and bloodworms. Of course, mormyshki for zander were much larger. And in our time, "Uralki" are just as demanded in fishing with a bloodworm and without it. Only on the incessant Uralki, beads are usually planted, which are another active element that attracts perch. But these traditional mormyshki are attractive not only for perch and pike perch. Large bream, roach and other “white” fish often become the prey of a fisherman with Uralka.
About the "hell" has already been mentioned. But in addition to the classic and very catchy little “devil”, there is also a view of such baits, where the hooks are in a freely suspended state in the upper part of the bait. Usually, such freely suspended hooks play very actively and when fishing in the way by striking the bait against the bottom, which can be very effective in the “dead end”, the hooks are in the reach of the fish’s mouth. The usual “devil” hooks with this method will be closed with silt.
Mormyshka “goats” are very similar to the “devil”, only they have two hooks instead of three or four hooks. In addition, "goats" are often supplied with an additional green ball, which is called the "cat's eye". These are also very effective baits that catch both perch and other fish.
Recently, mormyshka “carnations” have gained popularity. These elongated tungsten baits are supplied with golden balls or balls of acid color, as well as black or purple cubes. That’s why the names are: “nails” and “nails”.