Winter zander fishing
Pikeperch in winter, like other fish, has different activity depending on what phase the winter is in. The most effective is fishing for zander during the formation of ice. This is the so-called primal ice. At this time, fanged predators recklessly grab vertical spinners, balancers, luminous mormyshki or the same spinners and balancers with reflective strips glued on them.
But in recent years, zander and bersh, frankly, have been spoiled. At times and in some places, these predators do not take bait at all if they do not have cut kilka. In addition, the presence of a reflective strip also becomes a measure of the success of the bait. Even for such a successful and popular balancer as Mebaru, bites can be much less if it does not have luminous stripes. Pike perch takes on pit edges with a depth of 6-12 meters.
Sudak in early spring
The ice is still standing, ravines appear in places, and it becomes dangerous to catch on the stream. But it is precisely during this period that pike perches become very active and often already do not pay attention to whether there are luminous stripes on the bait or not. There is more light under the ice, because in places there is no snow anymore. But tyulka still remains a priority. Pike perch on spit near the pits are frequent. From baits , rattlins sometimes start to win, since this bait is active and sounding.
Spring fishing of pike perch is very successful before spawning, but this period is very short and you need to be in time for five to seven days of this biting. Usually the entire period of pikeperch fishing in the spring lasts from April to mid-May. And somewhere at this time and may fall a few days zhor zander. True, during this period it is necessary to take into account the restrictions on the spawning ban . Therefore, you need to know the Rules, of course, for each specific region. In the spring, zander is better to catch on jig baits .
Mid-May is a bad time to fish for zander. At this time, he guards his offspring, almost not eating. It takes only a trifle, and then rarely.
Catching zander in the summer
At the beginning of summer, the spawning ban ends in each region on different dates in June. And in the first half of this month, a full and active fishing for zander opens. This period has its own peculiarity - the ability to catch trophy fish, since zander has not yet gathered in schools. Sudak is such an individualist, and at this time it becomes a hermit at all. And if you take a large predator, then you can hardly wait for the next bite of zander in the same place.
Successful lures at the beginning of summer are also jig, but quite often zander is better for wobblers. Also, heavy oscillating spinners carried out by step wiring are held in high esteem, as is jig .
Often the trollingists have the best catches, because they catch large areas of the reservoir, finding single large zander. They use fairly large wobblers for trolling with a depth of 6-9 meters or more, often using sinkers and bouncers to force the bait to be deepened (read about trolling here).
At the height of summer, the activity of pike perch is reduced. In the hot period of mid-summer, zander often often refuses to peck on any bait during daylight hours. And only at night there are its exits to the sand spits near the pits. Here, sometimes light oscillating spinners, long type turntables work better, which catch more efficiently if the bottom is touched during wiring. Also successfully used floating wobblers.
Fishing in autumn
Pike perch fishing is revived again in the fall and again becomes active right up to the formation of ice, when winter gear is already used. The autumn period of pikeperch fishing is the longest in the open water season. And at this time, as well as in the spring, the capture of a trophy specimen is not uncommon. This period is characterized by the fact that heavy baits are often used and are often luminous, since fishing occurs at great depths, often at dusk. Of the lures you can distinguish a jig and heavy oscillating spinners. Just as for jig with fluorescent rubber, and for heavy vibrations, you can use luminous elements by gluing reflective strips. Oscillating lures are carried out by step wiring, sometimes even shortened, where winding the coil can be 1-2 turns.
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