Soon after work, he was already on the familiar small lake. He threw a short glance at the rudd walking in shallow water, shortened the leash and began to catch. In this article, the topic of catching a rudd on a float is perfectly disclosed.
Time 17.00, the end of the working day. I need a discharge, because today was one of those days that I would most likely erase from my memory: I overslept in the morning, on the way to work, all the traffic lights were red and then stress, stress, and again stress. On the way home, I already mentally see myself sitting on the lake. And here I am at home. I quickly pull out my fishing clothes, have a little bite, and frantically pack my gear. I grab a 3.90 m long fishing rod with rings and a dough of up to 30 g, equipped with a small inertia-free reel with a monophilic fishing line wound on it with a diameter of 0.20 mm. This is best for today's fishing. Together with the rod I put in the trunk of the car a fishing bag, net, bucket, high chair and go for the rudd.
Arriving at the lake, I first assess the situation. A small shallow bay with a depth of 50 to 60 cm lies in front of me in the rays of the evening sun. Here are always the rudd. But where exactly do they swim today? After a short time, a clear picture emerges. Near the coastline, overgrown with coastal vegetation, several fish were noticed. They collected insects from the water surface, and their golden scaly robe cast short reflections. The fish were not very large, but even small ones were interesting to outwit.
Shorten the Redfin Leash
I set a float with a carrying capacity of 2 g. I take a bag with hooks No. 10 out of the box. Some will think that they are too large for thin float fishing, but it is with a hook of this size that I pretty confidently keep the small rudd away from the bait. My leash with a diameter of 0.18 mm and a length of 60 cm is too long! At a given water depth, the bait will inevitably lie at the bottom. And this should not be, because when fishing for the rudd, much more bites occur if the bait hangs freely in the water column. In addition, the bottom of the reservoir from the point of view of feed intake is more likely adapted for fish with a trunk-mouth: bream, carps and line. The rudd with their upper mouth is programmed by nature to take food in the water column and from its surface. Therefore, I shorten the leash. To do this, I make a simple loop knot 30 cm from the hook, and cut the remaining end with the original loop briefly. I fasten the leash to the swivel with a clasp, and move the float down to the swivel so that the bait is in the water at a depth of about 40 cm. We pinch on a fishing line, about 10 cm from the hook, a single heavy pellet that quickly drowns the bait to the required water level. Then the bait slowly sinks a few centimeters deeper. (detailed description of rudd)
I attach a small dung worm to the hook, which I pierce only once. Such a worm wriggles very seductively and attracts the attention of the rudd better than pierced in many places and turned into a ball. These fish especially love live food. At the next moment, the equipment flies through the air and falls into the water far beyond the site of the rudd. This was done not out of inability to throw, but intentionally. Thanks to the transfer over the fishing point, I avoid the danger of scaring the fish out of the equipment flopped into the water. After the equipment is abandoned, I slowly pull it up to the rudd. The float, having barely been there, immediately goes to the side. A short sweep of the forearm, and now the soft top of the fishing rod vibrates and transmits to the hand a signal about each hit of the tail of the fish. Soon after, the first rudd was removed from the water. A new dung worm is hooked, thrown and then slowly pulling the bait into the fishing zone. And again a bite. The float dives briefly two times and then goes to the side. A hook, and the next rudd hangs on a hook. For an hour this performance is repeated again and again, I pull out the rudd one by one. Good discharge! (Also read this article, it details the rudd)
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