Catching Nalim in the winter - tapping

One of the ways to catch burbot is described.

Who has never caught a burbot, I advise you to fill this gap. And if in the autumn fishing for this fish is relatively static (the fisherman places donks along the coast or catches several spinning rods equipped according to the principle of a usual thrower), then in winter there are great opportunities, you can explore a wide variety of areas from the ice, go a considerable distance, and just experiment with bait and bait feed methods.

In principle, catching burbot from ice in the general sense differs little from autumn fishing to the Donks. The hired driver also places the donkeys for the night, sprinkles holes in the snow, and in the morning makes a round. There are some nuances: for example, if a donka has frozen into ice, the thread is taken out of the second hole, which is drilled nearby and the cord is pulled with a metal hook. But I'm more interested in catching burbot in the winter by tapping. The point of catching is that I mark in advance promising burbot places, and then just drill hole by hole and tap the bottom in each of them. On each hole I linger for about 5-10 minutes. It happens that during a bright winter day you have to drill about 50-70 holes, your hands just fall off, so when you are going fishing for a burbot with an aqueduct, you need to think about what to bring with you so as not to carry an extra load. Coming back, I again catch my own holes.

Now a few words about gear. I put the fishing line 0.3-0.25 - this is normal, because sometimes you have to catch in strong places, and the burbot is not very worried about the thickness of the forests. With bait, not everything is clear. Earlier, I caught burbot from the ice, like everyone else: I put a heavier mormyshka, sometimes I ordered such mormyshki to local craftsmen who cast them out of lead. A piece of perch, a ruff, chicken skin and some other animal food were planted on the mormyshka. Further, the tackle sinks directly to the bottom and there is a process of tapping. It is not necessary to raise the mormyshka high. Maximum I lifted it from the bottom by 10 centimeters. I do not make sudden movements, the usual shaking and tapping. The bite is most often felt as a sudden weight on the other end of the line. The tackle works, but hooks often occur. As a result, I upgraded the snap-in a bit. On a fishing line, I tie one or two hooks so that they are parallel to the ground, and immediately under the hooks, backing off from the lower hook by 2-3 centimeters, I make a loop in which I fix a removable weight (this is convenient, since it becomes possible depending from the place of fishing to change the load). The whole charm of the tackle is that lowering the load to the bottom, pulling the fishing line, I know for sure how far the hooks are from the bottom. Otherwise, all the nuances of fishing (bait, method of feeding the bait and other aspects) do not differ from the usual burbot tactics.

As for the available places: there is also no single answer. Often I catch burbot in a snag, under steep banks, in pits. But an excellent result can also be obtained on a sandbank, where the depth does not exceed 0.5-1 meters, near the thickets, in places of runoff.

I am interested in catching burbot by tapping because I have to look for fish, think, analyze the situation and constantly move, enjoying not only the fishing process, but also contemplating nature.

Try it, all the best to you.