Spring ramming

In the more southern regions of our country, fishermen in spring can truly take their souls in catching rams. And let them mostly bite a small ram, but they bite eagerly and, you can say, recklessly, clinging to two hooks at once. And the fact that the fish is small is not a problem. By the example of roach, a relative of ram, we see how tasty this fish is even of a small size. There is no alternative to dried wobble. She can be said to have become a classic of the genre.

Being a relative and roach, ram also makes trips each year to the upper reaches of rivers and streams. And although this period of the spring course can be short-lived, the fishermen manage to really catch it, but it is important to get to the right time and to the right place, as when catching spring roach.

It is best to find out about the time of ram ram rise in spring and the place of its progress from local residents, especially if there are acquaintances and friends among them. There is no more accurate information than first hand.

After spawning, which usually occurs in shallow-water bays and eriks overgrown with grass, the ram often quite often remains here for a living and only then begins the return journey to the places of permanent habitation. In other places, this fish immediately begins to slide down, eating off already along the way. And active fishing occurs in the places of raising and lowering the fish down. Then fishing continues where the ram settles until next spring. And such characteristic places for the Azov-Black Sea ram are usually coastal sea zones at the mouths of tributaries, where the water is almost fresh or mixed with sea water. Nevertheless, the main spring fishing occurs in the channel part of rivers, canals and bays.

Spring ramming in flood meadows

For fishing in flood meadows and in grassy bays with a shallow depth, a fishing rod is most often used. It can be a fly fishing rod and a Bologna snap . It all depends on the degree of accessibility of the fishing location. Sometimes in Africa or the bay, the depth is directly below the shore. It is quite possible to get by with a fly rod. In smaller places where the “swing” does not reach, running gear is needed, that is, a lightweight carbon fiber rod with an inertia-free reel and a special Bologna float. The weight of the float most often does not exceed 4 grams, since fishing occurs in quiet places without current or with a weak current. Moving type floats for fishing in shallow bays are not used. There is no such need. Conventional dummy floats are used. At the same time, the use of a sliding float is not excluded at shallow depths, but only in order to make accurate and long casts with a strong wind that blows the usual equipment.

Match tackle is also sometimes used. This happens when the battering ram eats away from the coast and requires running equipment, but a heavier class, which is the match. With a Wagler-type float weighing 10-12 grams and additional loading, throwing the nozzle can reach a range of 40-50 m and even more if the angler is experienced and the tackle has the correct order.

With the right choice of place, you can get on a desperate bite of ram, because it is a school of fish and, if you already take it, so in bulk. Above sinkers or feeders, several leashes are usually tied, and therefore, there are cases when two or three fish are caught at once. But you should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to this particular region and find out how many hooks are allowed and specify other paragraphs.

Thick fishing line is not worth it. Despite the greed of active ramming, it is a rather cautious fish and well notices coarse tackle. Therefore, the thickness of the main fishing line should not exceed 0.18 mm in diameter. And on leashes it is best to put fluorocarbon with a diameter of 0.12-0.14 mm.

Catching Ram on Donkeys

Equally successfully used for catching rams in the spring and various donkeys. But in the absence of a current, familiar snacks should be miniature, with sinkers weighing no more than 50 g and a main fishing line of 0.3 mm . If we talk about the simplest, but effective tackle, which are snacks, then for catching rams it is better to use donkey bottles . This is a tackle where fishing line is wound on a plastic bottle and casting is done directly from the bottle in a variant of a primitive inertialess reel. Such donks are necessary in places where it is impossible to lay out the fishing line of an ordinary zakidushka on the shore. And these are cluttered shores with grass and bushes.


Spring ram bait - worms and maggot.