In each, probably, the Russian river there is a burbot - a gloomy night predator. True, his fishing has features associated with living conditions. This predator, being a freshwater relative of codfish, also prefers ice water, like some haddock from the Norwegian fjord. As soon as the water gets warmer, and this usually happens at the end of April, when the burbot stops feeding and goes into deep pools with ice water and springs at the bottom. Here he will be in hibernation until the autumn colds and the arrival of winter, when he begins spawning. Before spawning, this predator feeds eagerly and actively. In the spring, the burbot begins to take in open water immediately after the ice melts and is caught until the beginning of stable heat, when the water temperature rises to 8-10 degrees. And now, in May, with the onset of sustainable heat, burbot will soon stop taking. Now, already in the final phase of catching the spring burbot, one needs to choose deeper pools for night fishing places, especially those over which the fallen trees lie in the water. In addition, if you were on the river during the first and last ice, then in the pits where the gullies were in the ice and began to appear primarily on the last ice, there are probably springs at the bottom. These pits are just the most suitable for spring burbot fishing during the period of water warming.
The most popular tackle for catching burbot in the spring are all kinds of donks. It can be a feeder, but the most practical tackle can be called a zakidushka. This simplest donka is most suitable for night fishing, when frosts are still frequent, a cold wind often blows or it rains. Simple gear is easier to handle when your fingers are cold and not bent.
Despite its simplicity, the zakidok is a very effective donka without a fishing rod. The fishing line is wound on a durable plastic reel, which is able to withstand the compression of a drying thick fishing line. And it happens with a diameter of more than half a millimeter. Such a thick main fishing line is needed to cast a heavy lead sinker, the weight of which is often 200-300 grams. And this is required by the conditions of the spring flood, when the force of the current drops the sinkers of lower weight down. However, even the heaviest sinkers often do not cope with the pressure of the current, since the line and grass that are constantly floating on the fishing line are constantly twisted.
But back to the device zakidushki. Slightly higher than the sinker, a lead with a thickness of three tenths of a millimeter is tied to the main monophilic fishing line. Rough leash "> for catching ide. The leash is close to thirty centimeters long.
Hooks are better to take large, No. 8-9 of Russian numbering, having a long forearm . Grabbing a long forearm with your fingers, it will be easier to remove the hook from the mouth of the burbot, strewn with small teeth. But it’s better to just unfasten the leash from the fastener and set up a new leash when catching fish. To do this, you need to attach a triple swivel with a clasp to the main fishing line.
The bite signaling device is a bell or feeder bell. The signaling device is fixed on the main fishing line with a self-tightening eyelet. A simple loop is threaded into the bell ring, a bell is inserted into it. After that, the loop is tightened.
When the sinker and hooks are already abandoned, the fishing line is pulled and inserted into the cut on the bar, which is cut right on the shore. If a feeder bell is used, then it is fixed to the tip of the rod with a clothespin, which is the fastener of the bell. Casting is made by the “pendulum” method. When swinging gear and throwing, you must ensure that the hooks do not catch on hands and clothes.
Bait for extreme burbot fishing
The best spring bait is considered to be worms of all kinds, mounted on hooks of snacks. But at the time of completion of spring burbot fishing, it is often possible to call baiters where the cutted or live fish are attached to the hooks: ruffs, roaches, minnows, bleaks, tops. These supplies are a large foam reel, which is also a buoy. A sinker with leashes and bait sinks to the bottom, and a buoy with a small supply of fishing line indicates the location of the tackle. Tackles are exhibited from the boat.