What heavy bait is used to catch a predator in the fall, in the offseason. What wiring will arouse interest in pike at this time. Oscillators, Atom spinners and silicone lures.
Heavy blue clouds swell, swirling from the water, over the dark banks of rivers, where there are dull trees. The wind has already ripped off their clothes from the leaves, and only the aspens and birches fluttering in the wind still adorn the gray shores with bright flowers. Their lone leaves, like gold coins, seem to even ring, hitting each other. But in the thickets - golden autumn. Here, the icy north wind does not break through the birch forests and oak groves standing shoulder to shoulder.
With early dawns, the shores seem to turn gray from fragile frost. This is the first morning frost. On such a morning, it smells of close winter, which is prompted by harsh northern winds. And this is the off-season fishing time. Many fishermen have already removed summer gear before the next open water season. But the most stubborn and patient day after day test the icy transparent water with various baits and baits. And someone is lucky from time to time.
Heavy Oscillating Lures
During this period, often even on small rivers there are productive exits of predators that grab artificial baits, fattening before winter. Most often, heavy oscillating spinners are the most effective, the wiring of which is carried out along and often across the edge, bordering the deepest holes that are in this small river (about oscillations). Homemade spinners with lead soldering, which have been lying in organizers for baits since the Soviet era, often help out here. These are brass spinners polished to a golden sheen, the other side of which is lead and dark. Such a spinner can be up to 12-15 cm in size, which first raises doubts, they say, who can such a monster annoy and provoke to bite? Rather, it scares. Nevertheless, it is such large and heavy spinners that most often may interest the pike. In the fall, it becomes gambling and greedy and the already large dimensions of the bait do not scare her, as in the summer, but make them even more swift in attacks. Posting such a spinner occurs more often at the bottom with touching it and stops, which is an analogue of posting a heavy jig bait. Often, a predator’s attack is caused by a long pause during posting, when the bait, falling to the bottom, lies motionless at some snag for 7-8 seconds, and then, obeying the spinning reel’s winding, begins to rise and swiftly fly in the bottom layer of the reservoir. Often just on the rise from the bottom, a puzzled and impatient pike and grabs a spoon.
Spinner "Atom" white
Another effective bait that can arouse pike's interest is the simple Atom white baits. It is surprising its versatility and loot both during the summer season and at the same time in late autumn. It seems that to some extent this bait can be used in winter as a vertical bait for ice from the ice. It is no secret that in modern, varied and often experimental fishing from ice, summer vibrating baubles are widely used, but mostly Finnish, in particular, from Kuusamo. Most likely, our domestic successful Atom baits can also be used in sheer glinting in autumn from a boat and in winter from ice. (report on pike fishing on the "Atom")
Edible Rubber Silicone Lures
Another type of successful heavy bait used in October, November, that is, during the off-season, are silicone baits made of edible rubber, which are mounted on an offset single hook. Such baits can be excellent uncoupling, which is very important on a small river, where even tree trunks brought by large water can lie on a sandy bottom. The lower part of a large offset is a real fender from obstacles, because it is semicircular and well eludes hooks. In the upper part, the hook tip can be drowned in the body of a soft silicone bait, even if it does not have a special shelf for this purpose .
Vibro tails, twisters, rippers, worms
Often, even the use of ordinary twisters, vibro-tails, rippers and worms, conducted along the bottom by stepwise wiring, brings quite tangible success, since pikes of even a small river accumulate in the pits and hunt along the edge of silver for different silver trifles. Flocks of roach and bleak stand on the same brow near the pits and pick up the food that is carried along the rifts, and then it swirls in the maelstroms of the reverse course. There can be a lot of such food after long autumn rains that raise the level of the river, and the current washes larvae and worms from the banks.
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