Changes in feeding regime for scavengers and bream. Some changes in gear and the choice of attachment, so that fishing on the feeder in the fall was no less exciting and prey. Feeder mounting.
The feeder still remains the leading gear of the patchworms, but begins to undergo changes. The approach of autumn cold is becoming more and more noticeable. In the mornings it smells of the icy freshness of cold grass and talniks, from which leaves look like spinners. The icy breath of autumn is felt more strongly on the river, already chilled, also covered with fallen leaves and transparent to the bottom. The water is cold as in autumn. And this time dictates its rules for feeder fishing. If we talk about our city reservoir, scavengers and bream are now caught offshore. If earlier it was possible to throw a feeder about fifteen meters from the fishing point, where along the coastline there were entire paths of bubbles from the bream feeding at the bottom, now casts are needed away. Although the city reservoir is small, the pits in it are deep, up to ten meters or more. Therefore, the bream raised from the depths is covered with scarlet drops from a rapid change in pressure, as on the Volga.
Changes in the feeding regime of scavengers and breams became noticeable. If not so long ago, the best time for fishing was early morning at the border of the night, now the first bites often begin with sunrise. Sometimes, even in the midst of the morning and at the transition, it takes better per day. Apparently, now the fish is more comfortable in the water heated by the sun, although unlike spring, it does not tend to coastal shallow waters, where the water warms up always faster. Autumn forces the “white” fish to slide into the wintering pits, where some fish will be almost completely numb throughout the winter, while others will only go less frequently and not take as actively as in the summer.
The choice of bait is also undergoing changes. If more recently roach and bream were taken on plant tips, now more and more often bites occur on a worm, a “sandwich” from maggot and worm, and also on bloodworms. Now bloodworm is becoming more and more popular bait. However, he recently discovered for himself an effective combination of two different nozzles - red colored maggot and corn “Bonduelle”. It was on this “sandwich” that the scavenger began to be confidently caught in one morning at the end of the summer. A comrade caught a worm and maggot, but he did not bite at all. Soon he, on my advice, switched to this bait, and also not to no avail. I think it's time to plant bloodworms for corn.
Previously, I used to catch traditional equipment from a feeder of the “cage” type with a long leash tied on a loop. But there is almost no current on our reservoir, and if there is, then at a sufficient distance from the coast, where there is something like a rod, fairway line. And along the shore, a pond resembles a deep pond. Therefore, feeders for feeders, designed for fishing on the course, are useless here. A long leash only removes the bait from the feeder, lying on the bottom in half a meter, or even more from the bait. It is on the stream that leachable particles of feeder bait are fused along the hooks, and in a favorable position of the feeder, it is as if the hooks with a nozzle are enveloped in a cloud of aromatic dregs. The very first exits to the city reservoir made it possible to draw conclusions about the mismatch between the cell feeders and the leash on the paternoster with the fishing conditions. But in the summer it was easier to find the best option for equipment. Scavengers fed off the coast. But the fishing rod was not suitable here because of the great depth and, nevertheless, a sufficient distance from the shore of the fish "track". But I did not want to catch Bologna and match gear. Therefore, in the beginning, a picker with a weight was used, and the bait was simply thrown by hand at the desired distance, where you could still throw without using slingshots and “cobras”. But closer to the fall, ready-made installation with a spring feeder weighing no more than 15 grams turned out to be more effective equipment.
Here hooks with a nozzle were located at a small distance from the feeder. At first, I, accustomed to long leashes, it seemed that a cautious bream would not fit the hooks on short leashes. But the most diverse fish was regularly caught for installation. In addition, the fishing line on the leashes was made of fluorocarbon, almost invisible in water due to the special properties of the fishing line, where the refraction of light rays is the same as that of water.
Fishing on the feeder in the fall was no less exciting and prey, it was only worth making some changes in gear and the choice of attachment.