Autumn Burbot

Burbot fishing in October, during the transition period between summer and winter fishing. What is a burbot dummy like, how is it thrown.

October can be considered a transitional period between summer fishing and winter fishing. This is the offseason time. And often during this period of unstable and often inclement weather, many fish refuse to peck. In long rains, sometimes with snow, not only fish, all living things are unwell. And only the night predator is burbot, as if it welcomes the cold and bad weather, giving fishermen an unexpectedly good bite. However, it cannot be said that burbot is very fond of bad weather with drizzling rains and evil northerly winds tearing the last foliage from the trees. Like any other fish, this predator prefers even atmospheric pressure and steady weather, albeit cold. Only in contrast to the capricious cyprinids, who do not peck at all in bad weather, does this relative of Norwegian cod still have enough bait, although not as actively as on a moonless, windless night with a slight frost. Allegations that give the burbot the worst weather are not always true. And it’s not very comfortable for a fisherman to sit in the rain and wet snow waiting for a bell to ring or a cod of a feeder bells when a burbot pecks.

For autumn burbot fishing, it is best to use the simplest bottom tackle called a dummy. The name itself suggests that the tackle is thrown by hand. This can be a throwing of a loaded sinker by preliminary swinging it on a fishing line and sending it to the desired point. Or they often use casting a sinker by analogy with a throwing stone, that is, a hook with a bait is placed on the flat part of the sinker and the sinker is cast like a stone. With this method, casts are somewhat shorter, but there is no danger of hooking on clothes or worse for the body. When casting by a pendulum swing, the sinker the casting distance is greater, since the inertia of the swing remains during the throw, but you need to carefully ensure that the leashes with hooks are not close to the leg.

What is a burbot dummy?

The zakidushka is the simplest donka, consisting of the main rather thick fishing line with a diameter of 0.5-0.6 mm, a heavy lead sinker weighing about 80-200 grams, one or two leashes with hooks. It is best to put one leash at the sinker itself, since the burbot is a bottom predator. He does not like to go up. And so the second leash will only be a hindrance and cause tangling, which is not uncommon in night fishing. The length of the main fishing line depends on the width of the river, but usually does not exceed fifty meters, since even at such a distance a heavy sinker is unlikely to be cast by hand.

The fishing line is wound on a plastic reel. A 0.3 mm diameter fishing line leash is fastened to the triple swivel clasp just above the sinker. Why is it necessary ">

The fact is that burbot swallows the bait deeply and there are few chances to get a hook from his mouth. It remains only to carry out a knife surgery to remove the hook from the throat of the night predator, which is not very pleasant, especially in the cold and in the wind. It is much easier to unfasten the burbot leash and put in a spare leash. Therefore, it is advisable to take spare leashes with you.

No need to use metal leashes. The burbot has small teeth in its mouth, but usually, if they damage the fishing line, it will not be soon after long-term use of the tackle, when it is time to replace the fishing line on the leashes, so as not to let down during the fishing of large burbot.

To attach a cut fish or bait fish, it is better to use double hooks. For fidelity, you can grab a small fish with a thin rubber band. This is just the case when casting is desirable to produce on the basis of a stone throw. A live bait fish with a hook is superimposed on the bottom flat part of the sinker and the tackle is thrown without jerking, inevitable when casting over the line after the sinker is swinging. For some part of the way, live bait lies on the sinker, and only when entering the water it separates and then is already on a leash. Usually, charcoal castings are thrown at a small distance from the coast. Therefore, it is desirable that in such a place there was a near edge bordering the pit.

Burbot feeds an incomprehensible gastronomic attachment to a ruff. Therefore, it is advisable to catch a ruff in the afternoon before night fishing. He also likes to cut a cut and large creeps.