About the pike bait

About the lures for catching large pike in a highly silted pond with an average depth of 60 cm. Floating wobblers with an immersion depth of up to 50 cm.

Judging by the characteristics of most bodies of water, fishing for large pike requires baits that can be guided along the surface of the water or in its upper, about 30-cm layer, not deeper. Water, obviously, remains undisturbed for most of the summer; therefore, by coloring, the bait should imitate the natural forage of pike. Choose a color with yellow or brown tones, if crucian carp is found in the pond, perch, if there is a lot of perch in the lake, silver if there is roach. However, in such conditions, pike often have to attack the victim from the bottom up, so the color of the bait does not matter much, because against the sky it will look like a dark silhouette for a predator.

Today, in the fishing market, you can find several types of pike day lures in shallow water. Most of them are of foreign origin, hence their names.

Croilers, or "eared" wobblers. When posting, the croter wags from side to side due to the huge concave nasal lobe, as, for example, for the bait Jitterbug (Arbogast), Night Walker (Halko), or large side wings, like the Crazy Crawler (Heddon). These lures work great on quiet summer days or nights on calm waters. You can catch with light ripples, but even a small wave will interfere. The pike responds well to such a bait when the water is clean, and the rabbit notices a long distance. The wiring should be slow enough, but in order to maintain a gurgle.

Poppers. These are lures with a spherical or flat oral lobe. Poppers of various characteristics are produced under many well-known brands, including A-elita, Rapala, Cotton Cordell, Creek Chub, Eleddon, Yo-Zuri, Mann's and others.

Poppers lead along the surface of the water, making the rod jerky, forcing the bait to create splashes and splash.

Walkers or stick bates. It is also a surface lure, but without a mouth or nasal lobe. They are produced by most of the above companies. Walker is led with a variety of pulls the tops of the rod in different directions, forcing the bait to move in a zigzag fashion.

Propers or propbates. These are lures with a voluminous hull and one or more nose or tail propellers. They are driven slowly, with accelerations to enhance the humming of the propeller and simulate the splashing of fodder fish on the surface.

Gliders, mice, frogs. Many companies produce surface lures that mimic mice, frogs, and other small animals. Almost all of them are quite applicable for catching pike in your pond.

Buzzbait. This is a bait consisting of a jig-head, rocker and propeller, which are driven so that half of the propeller protrudes from the water, exciting its surface. If horseback riding is unsuccessful, you can let the bait go a little under water. For fishing on buzzbait, you need a powerful rod with a flexible tip.

Wobblers with a vertical nasal lobe. They can be found in the lines of baits produced under the trademarks A-elita, Duel, Yo-Zuri, Jackall. The bait can be conducted almost at the surface of the water, conducting it along the boundaries of the vegetation.

Equipment with a floating float "sbirulino". In such snap-ins you can use soft plastic lures and large streamers.

The fishing period for all of these lures in central Russia covers the time from the end of May to the beginning of September, but there may be exceptions.

Well, you need to argue that any of these lures will work flawlessly in your body of water. An effective bait for specific conditions will have to be selected using the error trial method. And, of course, you need to do this with great patience in order to reveal all the possibilities of each bait.

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