Winter ide fishing is usually on a case by case basis. But in the thaw, anglers often return home with good ide catch. This is due to the fact that the winter ide, whose metabolism and all reactions were slow, now seems to come to life. Even with subtle warming, these beautiful fish become so active and passionate that they often even catch spinners . Especially successful in ide fishing are periods of prolonged thaws. But at this time, ides do not try to reach the strong course of a large river, but adhere to areas with a moderate or weak course . Often, ides are caught on large ice plateaus of reservoirs, where there is absolutely no current, next to snags.
Despite the winter "drowsiness", the weakening of reflexes and, as a result, is not as fierce resistance when playing as in spring and summer, however, this fish is strong and can defeat weak tackle. Therefore, to catch ide you need a strong fishing line.
Catching ide on unwind mormyshki
Despite the silver and golden scales, seemingly peaceful appearance, this fish is a real predator, especially with large sizes. In the summer, ides will not give up fry and small fish, which means lures too. And fishing in the winter, especially in its second half, catch of ides on spinners is quite frequent . But at this time, catching ides on spinners is not the rule, but on incoolless mormyshki ides come across quite often, and in places they are mainly caught on uncoils, which include the common Uralki with various beads, silver, gold-plated, in a word, who’s much . Somewhere, “ Larvae ” of various types and weights work well. The well-known " Devils " and " Goats " have long been used effectively. Recently, various home-made “ Carnations ” and “ Carnations ” have spread. A number of mormysheks per ide is very wide, and in each particular place this or that specific mormyshka works better, but what kind - the fisherman finds empirically .
The peculiarity of mormyshka, which are used without bait, is that they are large in size and active in the game. No one will use the rewinder in the "stand-by" mode. And not a single fish can take on such a bait that hangs motionless at the bottom without bait . Therefore, rewindings frighten off small roaches, and medium and large ides are interested in non-stick mormyshki.
But incessant mormyshki are quite capable of playing a soft and leisurely game that attracts large “white” fish, such as bream, roach-sorghum, silver bream, bluebird, and white-eye sopa. The ide is considered to be a fast-moving fish, but also for its fishing, a calm game with a rewind mormyshka is most often used. However, there are frequent cases when ides chase baits intended for catching perch, that is, playing finely, fractionally and with ups. This happens most often in a good active ide bite during warm solar thaws with even atmospheric pressure. And best of all, when the atmospheric pressure remains unchanged for a long time, at least for the period of the thaw.
During active nibbling and fast game play without the hook, the role of a pause becomes even more important and often crucial for a good catch. Typically, such a pause is effectively triggered and brings prey to the highest point of the position of the jigsaw after a quick game on the rise of the bait.
Durable winter fishing rods are used for fishing on a winter ide, but at the same time as light as possible, for example, the famous “balalaikas” . They are convenient in that a small light fishing rod of this type can be held with two fingers, which allows you to make very quick movements with a nod. And this, in turn, makes the bait play quickly and with small vibrations.
The nod is used rather soft, mylar, but when fast high-frequency vibrations of the mormyshka are required, the nod is also more rigid. Therefore, they use several fishing rods with different accessories or put a spring nod, where one or two additional lavsan plates are located above one nod. This allows you to adjust the stiffness of the nod.
The line for catching ide is set not in the thinnest, but in average winter conditions - 0.12-0.14 mm . Catching ide requires a fish search, which means many drilled holes in the thaw wet ice. Therefore, you need a good ice drill (about choosing an ice drill).