Fishing for catfish on spinning and Kwok

The tactics of spinning hunting for catfish is primarily in identifying the likely location of the feeding fish.

This should include those complications that can occur at the selected location during playing of production: fighting for life som not fail to take advantage of choraginae, clinging to her with its huge and powerful tail, or lie down behind a boulder or a steep ledge on the bottom. Since this fish is not very sensitive to pain, it is unlikely soma of this fortress to get alone, without resorting to the “beaters”, which, using the boat, will try to drive the predator out.

It is important to know the time when catfish are most active. It is directly related to seasonal rhythms in the life of the fish. In spring and autumn, when the water temperature is not high enough for quick digestion, and catfish, usually small, eat in the daytime, and in the hot season they are the most aggressive in the sunrise and in the bright June nights, especially at full moon. Hunting predators give themselves powerful bursts when on the surface there are some wicked-looking tails stretches, popping up the whole of som and heavily, with splashes sinks to the bottom, leaving the water surface the black whirling funnel and cool diverging waves.

Usually so noisy hunting happens on exit from the pits around nearby thickets of a grass or the nearby deep rifts everywhere, where the mass accumulates a variety of fish trifle, but always near the pit-den som where they spend most of the day, digesting the prey.

Why a thankless task to try to catch catfish directly in the pit, and even a day. Only in the autumn of this catch can be successful, given that at this time there is accumulated a large number of hungry predators and potential victims are also beginning to gravitate to the depths.

Wonderful can be catching catfish in the summer, when suddenly the river starts to go, a thunderstorm, breaking the horizon continuously beating with lightning. This phenomenon was seen on Akhtuba: the blackened clouds looming from the surface of the water suddenly began to experience strong bursts of fattening fish. Large vibrohvost was captured by the catfish on the first cast. The fight lasted at least 20 minutes – the fish pulled hard duralumin boat, not wanting to float to the surface.

All ended with a big disappointment – straightened like a reliable forged hook. Braided fishing line about two feet above the bait was covered with a thick layer of rubbery mucus Somova – such was the length of the predator… Then it started raining, and the surges stopped. When the rain had stopped, at all zivcovic gear, were on constant “patrol” around the pits or were torn off the hooks or sitting soma.

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Speed and posting spinning bait when fishing for catfish is determined primarily by the type of the bait and fishing conditions (depth, presence of flow) and fish activity. If the oscillating spoon or Wobbler is best to drag evenly near the bottom, of a shad for the most effective speed will be playing with drops of lure to the bottom and lifts up to 1-2 meters right after the touch of the soil, which is evident by the sagging of the line.

Snastochki you can play as well as vibrohvosta, but it is desirable to increase to a few seconds of time finding bait on the bottom the catfish can pick up dead fish from the bottom, “believing” his sense of smell. In all cases, and also when fishing in the shallows, where used only horizontal wiring, the speed of the lure should be very small: catfish – the fish are massive, inert, fast elusive prey, not chase.

The bite of a predator is often similar to a hook, or should, smooth Patika. Confident cutting will allow a large hook to make their case – a deep stab in the mouth of a fish. Hooked catfish is not seeking directly to crush the tackle, and makes first one or two rather sluggish action, as if he were assessing the enemy and trying to the upcoming battle.

This short moment, the prelude of intense struggle must not go in vain and for the angler – it is necessary to determine the size of the fish, and choose the tactics of its playing. If the catfish is large, it is better to free the boat from the anchor, throwing the rope with a buoy overboard. In this case, you will have a lot of swim in tow fish, not just throw her out of a sound. Small and medium-sized catfish in good gear it is best to pull ahead – it’s “demoralizing” the predator, and it quickly surrenders to the winner.

When fishing for catfish, especially large ones, without a partner cannot do – at the crucial moment he will take the fish on the hook. If production is purely sporting interest and want it in a future release in their native element, you have to use a special net of appropriate size with strong delu.

Large catfish is better not to fill up the boat, and to tow the boat hook to shore, otherwise its mighty reach, he can throw the fisherman overboard or cause serious injury. Inexperienced anglers sometimes make unacceptable error when trying to remove a catfish from the water, sticking his hands under the gills. The predator instinctively slams the operculum, like a vise squeezing his hands, and plunged into the abyss in the water it is much stronger than a man…

Catching catfish with Kwok in his own poetic, gives the angler the primitive feeling of unity with the eternal Nature… fishing Success here in the great extent depends on the quality of Kwok – a special way curved lever, the end of which the working part is a smooth depression in the form of hooves. It publishes with a sharp entry into the water and at a certain angle to the surface characteristic and indescribable “smacking” sounds as if a short and strong kiss. This happens cavitation explosion captured “hoof” air bubble.

Before, it was considered that the sound emitted in water by Kwok, imitates the croaking of frogs – a favorite delicacy for catfish. But held a special acoustic studies have shown that this sound is more suited to cotton, which makes Somavia mouth at the moment of capture of food, so predators are starting to move to the place where the simulated intensive feeding of other fish.

Of course, modern Kwok will not do it from the horns, providing them a lead “hoof”, as described in Homer’s Iliad, and used more sophisticated materials, such as plastic and metal. But such industrial products, as the practice of their application, yet ineffective, as they emit in the water too “hard”, with unnatural timbre to the sound. A true master of his craft prefer to make Kwok of dense woods, especially pear and Apple, anticipating this process a complicated procedure of drying the workpiece. In General, how many fishermen kokoshnikov, so many designs Kwok used them, and everyone thinks its the best.

Kokova fishing is such that it is always with a boat or water craft, since the tackle with bait installed in the plumb, with the nozzle lowered to two-thirds of the depth in fishing or raise even higher. Better, catching two or three and helping each other, to establish by agreement the gear at different depths. Kwok only one sitting in the boat holding a second hand tackle.

Practiced two basic ways kokowai fishing: stationary at anchor, and rowed a drift over the pit with the current or wind. Inexperienced hunters the fishing is done on under-studied place, prefer to go to swim through the “tempting” areas for the selected area. This method was mostly used for a long time.

But the approach experienced anglers, usually working in a familiar tone, quite different. They are convinced that if the selected area heard several “floating” Kwok, it only confuses predators confused, wary large fish. These anglers prefer “standing” on the anchors in the right place and are often rewarded.

One well-known and experienced kokoshnik did in one of the richest catfish akhtubinskiy Yam such an experiment: he and a buddy first half of the day (it was October) Kochel in the swim and then switched to fishing with anchors. An objective picture of what is happening in the water gave the boat mounted on a three-dimensional sonar.

In the first case of bites and was not a Fishfinder big fish near the boat are not recorded. At stationary fishing on the well-known “the edge” (the drop-off in pit) sounder after some time has registered a large fish appeared in his field of vision, and the objects move towards the boat, while climbing up from the bottom. Soon after the bite and was taken a few decent for this time of year kgs.

Tackle for catching in a plumb line with Kwok is quite simple, the only thing it requirement – high reliability of all its elements, since you have to use all the power and, insofar as possible, to try to keep saccharose predator in the water column, not allowing him to lie down on the bottom where the possibilities of resistance it is much more.

The length of the rod, given the nature of fishing, small and is 1.2-1.8 metres, it is usually made from solid fiberglass whip or use a butt knee from the powerful spinning. Inertial reel with a large reel or force multiplier is wound at least 300 meters strong braided cord or nylon monofilament with a diameter of 0.6-0.8 mm. Sinker set in 1-2 m from the bait, and its weight is determined by the presence and power of the current, as well as the need to keep the bait at the desired depth, if she’s still alive, for example, a frog that always tends to float to the surface. Hooks depending on the type of nozzle used single, double or triple or combine them, making snastochki.

Addiction soms to the different baits vary widely depending on the reservoir and season of fishing. For example, in the spring, making up for the lost winter fat reserves, weight in catfish eat a variety of fish entered its spawning of the pack. Overfed by mid-summer, the predators become the teeth, and to please them is not easy – catfish rather swallow a dead crow or helpless duckling than to chase a frisky fish.

Knowing the love of catfish to the characteristic “flavor”, sometimes catch on scorched in the fire of sparrows, chickens, tainted meat or fish, however, interesting “finds” there may be many. On Akhtuba the best bait for catfish all the warm time of the year is a green marsh frog, but catching these nimble creatures in Akhtuba floodplain swamps and lakes, entirely overgrown with dense reeds and ernika – another story: clouds of mosquitoes and gnats, not to mention snakes, reliably protect the peace of the marsh “princesses”.

Fishermen on the lower don’t think a successful hunt for catfish without complex “sandwiches” on the hook, made up of locusts, mole crickets, large caterpillars, crayfish and meat of freshwater mollusks. Fishing flying locusts, or like a mole, going into the land of mole crickets, of course, requires considerable skill and dexterity – in the black of the southern night, only flashlights hunters large insects suggests that someone is prepared at dawn to go for catfish.

The bite of catfish on kokopuu tackle consists of several stages: first, the angler can feel the panic swept up a large frog, followed by one or two gentle but confident twitching; then – potica at the time it should be made vigorous sweeps. Assessing what the fish on the hook, and start fighting the fish, the procedure is a little different from the actions for pulling a catfish on spinning tackle. Only in the case of very large catfish bite partner needs to quickly free the boat from the anchors, leaving them on the buoys and pull up other gear.

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