Roach is a unique fish. On the one hand, roach lives in almost all rivers of the country, including the rivers of the Volga Federal District; it is not rare that this fish can also be found in lake-type water bodies. (detailed description of roach) On the other hand, roach is known for its capricious character in terms of biting: the omnivorous roach is not a guarantee that having a stock of bait and baits, the fisherman will remain with the catch . And this is explained not only by the fact that roach in any body of water will find food (it can be various larvae, crustaceans, worms, plant components), but also by the fact that roach never swallows food immediately, pre-tastes it, relishes it, revolves around feed, and after that - swallows. This leads to the fact that the roach is almost always full, and in addition, the difficulty in catching the roach. Of course, catching small things will not be difficult even for a novice fisherman, especially in the spring and summer, but getting a trophy copy is already a lot of a professional for many circumstances: the time of year, the right place and setting up gear, a good hook, etc. .
Fishing, tackle and bait time
Fishing, tackle and bait time
As I think, the end of spring, the beginning of summer, is the time when roach can be most promisingly and successfully (in detail about fishing in spring). This is explained by the fact that around this time the zhor of this fish occurs, and more interestingly, you can catch it from very real depths, just 1-3 meters, respectively, so the fisherman does not have to use a boat to successfully catch roaches. As a rule, at this time, roach is caught from the shore and bridges on ordinary float tackle, in wiring or on static tackle. For obvious reasons, around July, the best bait for roach would be an ordinary earthworm, bloodworm. In principle, you can catch roach on these baits all year long, but it has been noticed that closer to August maggots and some plant baits begin to work more successfully. In general, this is not a strict observation, therefore, when fishing on roach in your stock it is advisable to have at least 2-3 types of bait, and the same number of different types of baits, constantly combining them and supplementing.
As for bait - roach responds extremely positively to this event. The main thing to understand is that feed pieces must be finely dispersed in order to attract fish with the created turbidity and smell, but not to overfeed it. Remember, roach does not lack food, so the function of bait is simply to lure the fish, but not to feed it.
Roach bait can be very diverse: from bread and crackers to special mixtures, which are sold in fishing stores.
And now, an important point: it is better to go to a roach with two fishing rods. This is due to the fact that even during the day this fish can bite from different depths. Therefore, the faster you determine the desired descent, the more likely you are to stay with the catch. After the depth of the bites is determined, the second rod can be set aside and fish one rod. When biting is terminated, the following actions should be performed:
1. Play with depth
2. Experiment with bait and nozzle
3. Make a longer cast, try to catch offshore
4. Throw the bait
5. Try to lengthen the leash.
Most often I catch roaches on lakes where there is no current. The tackle is simple: a float, 2-3 pellets, a hook on a leash. I try to use a thin tackle, often I catch it on the same fishing line as on winter fishing rods (0.15 mm, sometimes 0.12 mm). A separate story of roach fishing is a summer mormyshka. I recommend that you master this method.
In general, roach is a cautious fish and it is quite interesting to catch it, because you constantly have to think and analyze your actions. So, I recommend a more serious approach to the process of fishing roaches and all the best to you .