Features of catching catfish for spinning. An interesting article that describes almost all the methods and conditions for catching catfish for spinning, including catching catfish in lakes, reservoirs, and rivers.
Catfish fishing on a spinning lake
For any fisherman, catching catfish for spinning is an incredible opportunity to measure strength with the largest predator found in the freshwater waters of our country.
Before going fishing, you need to consider that catfish do not live in every lake. If they are found in any particular pond, it is still not in the quantity necessary for spinning fishing. After all, the tackle, which is intended for their fishing, is not intended for catching other fish, maybe except for pike. If we have ordinary fishing for catfish, we need a powerful fishing rod and fishing line, the tensile strength of which is from 5 to 6 kg, size from 100 to 200 m, as well as a thirty-centimeter leash of Kevlar.
Catfish in bream lakes live in deeper pits. After he began hunting, catfish can also be found in dumps in areas that abound with small fish. In most cases, it catches a spinning catfish by accident, during a pike hunt using large oscillating spinners and wobblers. In small lakes, which are often associated with flowing water bodies, there are much more catfish. Catfish lives, both in abysses in the middle of the reservoir, and at the "foot" of deep dumps near the coast. Occasionally, it can be found in relatively shallow pits, or in fallen trees, if these places are deep enough.
In the spring, during spawning of bream and roach, catfish swim to the places of their spawning grounds, and go to small places. It was at this time that catching catfish using spinning was most successful. From the bait for this fishing, you must choose either light vibrating baubles, or silver-colored wobblers. The bait must be carried out along the edge of the area overgrown with aquatic plants, with a dump in depth, in the zone of transition from the littoral to the sublittoral. After all, it is in the upper layer that catfish eat, most often at night. For this, it can be found on the shallows covered with rare reeds, or in the area of "hills" (sea elevations).
Catfish fishing for spinning, reservoir
Catfish are much more common on reservoirs than on lakes. Here, catfish are localized mainly in natural depressions or pits that formed before the reservoir was filled, or in the deepest parts of the channel. That is why for a successful hunt for this predator it is necessary to study the bottom topography as much as possible. The most likely sites of catfish are most likely to be located on sections of the channel where the depth is from 2 to 3 meters. Flooded bushes, stumps, trees, as well as other underwater objects are an excellent shelter for a predator. It is desirable that there is a small current in these areas, because in the water, which is saturated with oxygen, there are much more potential victims of catfish.
In a reservoir, the wiring path should be directed mostly against the stream, and in some places across the stream. Tackle must be evenly and slowly, as close to the bottom as possible. One of the most attractive catfish baits during spinning fishing is an eight to ten centimeter wobbler, which has an eye for tying fishing line, which is located in the center of a deep, rather large scapula. This actively working and well-buried wobbler is often “armed” with two powerful tees. Due to the deep wiring and low transparency of the water, its color is of secondary importance. Some fishermen believe that catfish choose lures that are painted under a puppy.
It should be noted that sometimes catfish on a hot day (especially in summer) begin to fatten in the upper layer of water. This “strange” behavior of catfish occurs in the maximum heat, at low pressure and a shallow depth of water. At the same time, the fish can behave differently: it either moves quietly and slowly under the surface of the water in search of a prey, or gives itself out with loud clapping of its tail across the water. Catching these watches from the bottom to no avail.
It is necessary to use a small wobbler, and you need to drive it practically in the upper layer or in the middle layers. The rate of posting is slightly faster than when fishing from the bottom. During fishing, it is necessary to take into account that the catfish moves quite often in different areas, so you need to be patient. Also, as bait, you can use medium, and sometimes small, oscillating and rotating baubles.
Catfish catching on a spinning river
It is about large rivers. The best place for fishing here will be deep pits, which are located behind sandbanks, preference here should be given to those that are as far from the coast. It is often necessary to get to these places on the river by boat, but if the depth allows, it is more convenient to catch while standing in the water. At the same time, one should not forget about safety, taking into account the physical power of the catfish and the geography of the bottom surface of these areas, so as not to slip down the loose sand into the pit or not to fall.
The first casting is carried out so that the bait during the posting moves in depth along the edge of the dump. Subsequent castings need to comb through the entire deep section. Catfish themselves will attack the bait, which moves closer to the bottom, but sometimes halfway wiring will be more effective. This happens if the catfish hunts for bleak, which are usually in the surface layers.
Catfish can also be found while fishing with dams. To hunt catfish, you need to select those that are followed by places with a depth of at least three meters. The bottom of these areas may be silty, sandy, clayey. It is necessary to throw the bait quite far, after leading it along the firing stream near the bottom.
Tackles for catching catfish in running waters must be taken more powerful than during fishing in reservoirs and lakes, because the fish will move downstream.
To do this, you can use a three-meter rod, which is capable of casting seventy gram bait. In addition, the coil must also be powerful enough. The fishing line should be 200 m long, and it must withstand a gap of 10 kg or more. As a bait for heavy oscillating baubles and wobblers, it is necessary to add large rippers, which are advantageous to use during postings against powerful flows of a jack-off jet.
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