On catching zander on turntables and oscillators. How to carry out the bait. What types of lures to choose for catching pike perch.
Turntables for zander
The most popular in pike perch fishing is considered to be spinners of 3-5 numbers. That is, relatively large baits are used, at least when compared with perch turntables. The most common spinners are comet and long. The shape of the former is an elongated oval. Long class turntables are narrower. Their petals are pointed at the ends
The use of comets has its own characteristics
Given that fishing for pike perch is carried out mainly from the bottom, the comet class turntables in the classic version of the wiring are not capable of deep-sea play. The resistance of the petal is too great, and therefore its lifting force will increase. Therefore, the casting method can be as follows: the bait is thrown upstream and is reeled up at a fairly high speed, which is quite logical, given the strength of the current. In this case, it is better if the pinwheel touches the bottom during wiring. It is on these bottom taps that the first pike perches can follow.
Spinners work differently
Casting is done as usual, that is, across the stream. After the bait sinks to the bottom, a slow winding begins, which sometimes resembles more a free fall of a spinner along the stream. But it is such a passive game that causes the greatest number of bites. And especially when touching the bottom. Apparently, the bait is reminiscent of a beaten or sick fish, limply sliding downstream. Casting along the coast overgrown with bushes is also practiced, of course, where there is depth. In this case, winding is carried out against the current at the lowest speed. Long turntables are most suited for deep-sea wiring, as they have a small angle of rotation of the lure's petal.
The summer period is considered the most effective for catching spinners. This is the time of year when, in spite of its habits, the pike perch often goes to the shallows and streamers, especially if there is a deep riverbed nearby.
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Fishing for zander
In recent years, zander fishing for jig has become widespread, displacing traditional previously oscillating baubles. This is primarily due to the success of the jig, but not the least place is taken by the price of swinging baits and jig baits. The latter are much cheaper and the loss of some twister or vibro-tail is incomparable with a break in a branded oscillating bauble. Meanwhile, whales are sometimes out of competition in the results of fishing, especially where the bottom of the reservoir is clean and hooks are rare. In fishing with oscillating baubles, the least number of empty bites and gatherings occurs.
Of the most common oscillating baubles used in catching zander, the so-called trihedral and castmaster can be distinguished. These heavy baits are ideal for deep-sea stepping, which combines them with a heavy jig. Posting can be shortened and elongated: two turns of the coil, a short pause or two to three turns, a long pause with dragging the bait along the bottom. At the same time, the oscillating baubles have an advantageous difference in the nature of the game and its duration. Already during the fall to the bottom, they dive briskly and roll over from side to side, causing a predator to attack. Equally successful can be the usual uniform wiring of the oscillating baubles. But the wiring should be carried out at the very bottom, touching it and again rising into the bottom layer.
Heavily swinging baubles are often used for fishing from a boat, where winter baubles are used almost without any changes. Like from ice: found the bottom, lifted the lure with a sweeping movement, dropped, paused. Typically, a fisherman rafts on a boat with the stream, groping for the predator's parking lot. Such sheer whitening is characteristic of the late autumn period.
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In summer, light oscillators with high-frequency oscillations are more often used, since a wide yawing game, unlike pike, is not required to attract zander. Fishing is carried out at shallow depths and often at night or at dawn, when the pike perch goes into shallow water. Similar fishing is common in hot periods. Together with the pike perch, the bersh is often found, especially if the angler uses small, oscillating baubles. Wiring can be either stepped or uniform. This is determined empirically.