March Bleeding

March is the time of bleak. Catching bleak in March from the ice. Float fishing rod and profitable equipment. Biting in March on a winter fishing rod. Bait and bait.

Bite - a spring fish. Moreover - not only May bleak, which often on many rivers opens fishing in open water. Already from the ice, this beautiful silverfish begins to peck, usually on warm March days, when the ice begins to breathe, open in some places by ravines, fill with water from the opened streams and crystallize. And especially active is catching bleak at the mouths of rivers and streams, which will soon open from the ice. Many of these rivulets are spawning tributaries of large rivers, which in April-May will begin to rise to the head of the flock of spawning ide, bream and roach.

There is such a place on our city river where a rather deep reservoir dug is connected to the river by two small channels, through which fresh water and fish enter the reservoir. At the mouth of one of the ducts, in spring, spring bleak begins to be taken for fishing. And here you can catch this fish, as a summer fishing rod, and from the ice. And the distance from two points of completely different fishing is some meters. In the coastal part of the channel sleepy water is circling in reverse currents off the coast. In the middle of the channel, water flows in a gentle stream, more and more washing the ice in the pit, especially noticeable during long thaws and with each bright and warm March day. Therefore, catching the bleak of another fish along the edge of the ice ducts is sometimes not entirely safe. It happened that a fisherman was sitting himself, peacefully catching bleak, and then suddenly closer to noon he went under the ice with a box. It turns out that he did not check the thickness of the ice underneath, but in vain. Already in the hole, this variable thickness is visible, which changes in the direction of decrease with the influx of water from the river.

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So, how can you catch bleak in March from the ice ">

March bait

Bait is used surface, that is, long-held in the water column on the surface of the river. Usually these are small-fraction bait. Often enough dry semolina is enough, which attracts bleak with a light color and the ability to move horizontally in the water column under the influence of the current. Moreover, semolina slowly swells and drowns just as slowly. In addition, semolina is one of the most popular baits in the summer, especially the semolina made of semolina, which is a swelling bait from dry semolina.


The best bait for catching bleak in March can be called red colored maggot with replanting the larva of burdock moth or Chernobyl. Although blood-borne bleak takes quite actively, there are many empty bites.

Winter fishing rod in March

To catch bleak from ice, the lightest winter fishing rods are used - “balalaika” or fishing rods with emphasis-legs, if you catch mostly passive equipment, where instead of a mormyshka you use the smallest hook “hook” and above it weighed. Everything is just like on a summer fishing rod, but instead of a float, a thin and sensitive dacron nod serves as a bite indicator.

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Semolina can also serve as bait, and maggot with the larva of burdock moth and Chernobyl can be bait.