Vertical jigging is an incredibly effective method for catching Zander and perch. However, sometimes when using the traditional technique, the predators refuse to respond to your bait. Perhaps the fish is afraid of the signals sent by the sounder, or worried about the presence of your boat. Walleye, by nature, very curious and a predator always reacts to the bait in different ways. Empirically I have found that when weak Kleve or its complete absence, the key to success can be turbo-jigging. This technique is described in the article.
Turbo-jigging is speed jigging! Unlike the vertical method, the bait is not a submarine, and behind her. You can use an electric motor or drift in the wind. However, the drift boat in the wind with the stock motor, which can be turned on at any time in case of need, ~ this is the perfect combination. To find the Parking lot of walleye, you need to sh in different depths.
BETWEEN THE LINES
I would like to say a few words about fishing for pike from great depths. During the winter months the pike rolled into the pits, and sometimes depth, where it can exceed 20 metres.
I have met many anglers, including well-known experts who catch the predatory fish to a very great depth. Mainly perch and walleye caught from a depth of over 15 meters, die. After the fish return to their native element, she sinks to the bottom and die. I say this with confidence because this is not just told by the divers who saw a dead perch on the bottom. I urge all anglers who prefer to hunt the predator, not to fish deeper than 15 meters, if you intend later to let her go. I had to watch it in Dutch waters, such as the Volkerak, Gooimeer, Lithse Ham and Rhederlaag. Deep sea fishing may cause populations of walleye enormous damage and put its existence at risk. Focus on shallow areas, because very often there is a big fish.
I communicated with scientists from a Dutch University Vaningen, and they explained to me in detail and showed what happens to Zander and perch caught at a depth of 15 meters. Have caught fish because of a sudden drop of pressure swim bladder expands, crushes the internal organs and is pushed out of his mouth. To return it to its former state is impossible. A bore hole into a swollen bladder, naively believing that after such a simple operation fish will survive! Think carefully, weigh the pros and cons before you mutilate a fish.
“CRAWLING ALONG THE BOTTOM”
In some situations this method works incredibly effectively, and in a situation of complete backlava able to provoke the catch inactive fish. There are two varieties of this technique: the technique of crawling over the bottom when the bait is literally crawling along the bottom, and appliances lift & drop (raised, lowered). As for bait, most often I use silicone with a length of 12 or 14 cm in combination with jig-heads type of football. I prefer these colors: orange, black and blue.
Tee I do not attach to the abdomen of the silicone fish, and the back. Such installation allows the lure to cling to the bottom, while increasing zatsepistost tackle. When cutting a tee clings much better than a tee attached to the abdomen of fish. Furthermore, such a mounting gives the advantage and when playing a fish.
But back to the drawing technique. Before you start fishing, you need to carefully examine the structural elements of the bottom of the reservoir. You need to determine the direction and strength of the wind, it is possible to do some test alloys on the boat, do not give up the spinning. On the GPS, I note a development with interesting structural elements and only after that they exploit. When the shade reaches the bottom, slowly begin to increase speed. I don’t raise the bait off the bottom, giving her the opportunity to crawl on it. Sometimes Zander and perch taken exclusively from the bottom, reasons it’s hard to explain, but the result is obvious. In most cases the bite is very careful not pronounced. If you feel the slightest bite, immediately it is cut.
Since the distance between the boat and the bait can sometimes reach 15 meters, you will need a fishing rod moderate class. Standard rod for jig fishing is 180 cm long in this situation is not suitable, it is too short. The ideal length rod for fishing with hi-speed jigging 210 see as the main line I use braided line with a diameter of 0.06, a maximum of 0.08 mm. At the moment I’m testing the Power Pro braided line with a diameter of 0.06 to 0.08 mm, and I have to admit, the results exceeded all expectations. Pletenka with a diameter of 0.1 mm is not suitable for turbo-jigging due to too much water resistance. Turbo-jigging can be used in the winter months, when pike are inactive. This method can also be applied in windy conditions where traditional vertical fishing jig very difficult.
Another alternative to the traditional vertical fishing — equipment lift & drop, which I mentioned earlier. Using this technique you can achieve a more active game of bait. It consists in the following: it is necessary to raise the shed by 10 cm from the bottom and give it a slow fall to the bottom. For this technique better suited to spendingmoney 210 cm in combination with a tough braided line with a diameter of from 0.06 to 0.08 mm. I prefer to use silicone baits, differs pronounced game tail fish, with a length of 10 cm and 12 cm.
TRY TO CATCH AT DIFFERENT DEPTHS
As for the Parking perch, this predator anglers always presents surprises. Sometimes the perch is at different depths, sometimes he keeps a certain depth. To determine its location is necessary to draw up a plan around the reservoir. To make his task easier and in absentia acquainted with the new pond, I recommend to use the program Google Earth. Once at the new pond, you will already have some idea about it and will be able to quickly navigate the place. It is very important to determine the wind direction, to make amendments during the search for promising areas and the fishing. Using sonar and GPS at this time of year I’m looking for areas with depths up to 5 meters, 7 to 9, 9 to 12, 12 to 14 meters. As I said earlier, all the points I bring in my GPS.
As for the sounder, many anglers believe that the pike can always be seen on the screen of this indispensable device. This misconception! Very often it happens that the pike is where the device does not show it. Here can help only your intuition and experience. When the pike is at the bottom, he touches his belly, so sonar treats it not like a fish, and as part of the bottom, and consequently not showing on the screen. Some don’t believe it, but I assure you that this is so. Rely on their own feelings and try to understand what is happening under water. Sudak — is a very curious predator, and personally I like this trait very impressed. I like to catch fish in difficult conditions, believe me, it’s much more exciting than with a good bite.
TIPS WILLEM STOLKA
- You must use braided line with a diameter of 0.06-0.08 mm.
- The rod length should be at least 210 cm
- It is recommended to use a jig-head weighing from 14 to 21 grams.
- Bait orange, black and blue color, suitable for all types of reservoirs.
- To prepare for a fishing trip, use Google Earth.
- Check out the bottom structure before you start fishing.
- I recommend to use a GPS to record waypoints and routes.
- You need to sh in different depths.
Author: Willem Stolk