Flies nice catch of perch

Fish # 1 I parvaldu is perch. For white fish is better to go in March-April, when the crack departs from the shore ice. To magic places on his old “six” I can’t dobysoft… So that leaves the lower reaches of the Cheboksary reservoir, accessible public transport, and there are also perch and catch nothing. Perches come across here noble, up to 2 kg weight.

Going fishing, I always plan what I was going to catch. Early winter special difficulties with the bite usually does not occur, the predator is caught without any intricacies. However,, there are some typical troubles that are poisoning the joy of fishing.

The choice of the optimal bait

Fishing – the pace and speed of fishing. If something is somewhere you constantly slows down, forcing you to waste precious time not for fishing, but on operational processes, fishing can be considered spoiled.

The most important moment of the search. First, the lure must quickly reach the bottom and, secondly, that it is not required to clean the hole from the ice crumbs formed during drilling. So the jig in the first ice we do not consider.

On the Volga, even when hunting perch sometimes have to catch a 6-8 foot depths. One of the most important points here is to find the horizon in the water column that holds active fish. Perch may occupy the entire water column from the bottom to the bottom edge of the ice and can be caught from many different horizons. For example, at the same Cheboksary reservoir is quite normal situation, when all the perches bite coming from the horizon two meters above the bottom, but it’s usually a level of from 0.5 to 1.5 m above the bottom. Most of the fishermen to admit, a few works below…

Well, if you search in deep water, and in the vastness of the reservoir is more or less clear, with fishing somewhat more difficult.

In most cases, of course, on the first ice perch are not particularly fussy, and happily eats almost any adequate bait, but there are troubles associated with serif. Empty bite is a specialization of perch. And the less you have, the safer our nervous system. Therefore, the bait must be chosen as “zatsepistye”.

So, parvoleta the perfect bait for perch needs:

  • to be noticeable;
  • to be relatively heavy to break through a little ice and quickly reach the bottom;
  • to have some good hooks;
  • it is desirable to have the suspension above the main lure to check several layers of water.

Therefore, the main lure is bound to be a balancer. It’s heavy, not very critical to having crumbs in the hole, quickly finds the bottom, signs, plays well, has a pair of single hooks and one tee. It would seem – here it, ideal! And in fact, it is paralelnogo perch. With her, of course, small sins, but still…

We have already decided that above the main bait required to put the hanger. It is best with this role manage small, up to 1-1,5 cm fly, tied on a small hook. Particularly sophisticated, of course, not required. It will come down some, knitted from threads (photo). Grouper eats them for a sweet soul. Besides, if the bass is not cranky or hungry, he would arm a small musicco.

Among other things, the tandem of “balancer + fly” works better than “spoon+fly”. The spoon has a pronounced vertical with a small horizontal kowtowing, the balancer is the same specializiruetsya on the back – horizontal game vertical kowtowing. And fly the best shows on the horizontal pas, which are a specialization of the balancer, but not the standard spoon-baits.

The balancer

How to catch on balancer, think they know everything, so don’t stop there. Let’s talk more about tips and tricks that will help you beat a tricky perch.

My first dip into the reaches of the Cheboksary reservoir at I saw these lures and were caught very provocatively. But as it happens, soon my predators were filled with bait and began catching a few worse…

So I threw the balancer, the lure back under the hole, and then a nod, straightens up for a split second, if losing the weight balancer, and then returns to its working position. Is perch a little banged up from below, tossing the balancer and with him the up nod. Such bite almost always end in nothing.

In trolling, there is a trick to drop the bait to the bottom immediately after the bite if the bass hits the lure, not opening his mouth, and not overreach. I have tried this method with rocker, alas, the positive results he gave me.

The problem with a lot of empty bites all the more irritated that the rocker hooks as much as five pieces – front, back and middle tee. And where to bite, and with impunity?

Partially solved the problem with empty holds after a three-way handguard, I began to focus of red insulated wire. Now the bite has gone, at least sometimes same is uncertain, but at least more productive.

Flies tied above the balancer, also nice catch of perch. And much better than if the main bait is a simple jig vertical. Bite on the fly in a pair of balancer was different. Often they occurred at the end of the stroke or in the first second or two after, when the balancer has not yet had time to go back under the hole.

Very interesting fishing on the balancer has occurred in the past year. I went out to his place, where he had caught a couple of times. Perch, already accustomed to my rocker, sluggishly respond to them. I tried to catch a fly, caught a few tails grams 100-200 for the cat and began to experiment with the wiring.

Tapping on the bottom, like when fishing for burbot at the sound, immediately took effect – I pulled in a row with five perches of 300 grams. This was a qualitative step forward.

But the best result I achieved when I began to do the wiring, in which the rocker returning under the hole, a little doodling on the bottom. Perch attacked immediately after another “Teal”. Thus it was possible to catch a dozen perch from 100 to 400 grams.

In a slightly different place in a few days managed to “whet on” take a perch, about 800 grams in weight, and such that year had not often come across.

I wanted to experiment with a pause when fishing on the balancer. When fishing on steep spinners pause duration greatly affects the biting fish, not just perch. Experiments with rocker forced to make a very ambiguous conclusions. Generally, the bass is not very fond of long pauses after stroke. Usually he grabs 2-4 seconds. If we’re talking about fishing with a simple spoon-baits. With the balancer as a lot of bites I have had and after 6-7 seconds of silence, and this, presumably, is not the limit. Apparently, the balancer, the residual motion after a stroke last more than spoon-baits, and this explains why this is so.

Gaining followers in the shop, most of all, I bought a very small bait in length of 2-2,5 cm, however, bites at them was nothing more than bait with a length of about 5 cm, but my baby large perch reacted worse, than larger lures. For example, in 2-cm balansert I was caught three dozen bass weighing from 50 to 200 grams, while 5-santimetrovy four decades from 100 to 800 grams. Larger bait is cut off a trifle and was targeting the bigger fish, and bites when it did not subside. A large rocker and caught a few perch, while on a small perch did not even look, and the little see-saw could boast of, is the capture of the bull-logs and brush.

Color and, oddly enough, the manufacturer had no effect on the bite, at least until the difference between purebred and Chinese lures I don’t see as well as the dependence on color.


The front sight is placed above the rocker. Is, as I said above, normally to check on the availability of fish not only near-bottom layer, but the layer higher.

Many do not like flies, because they always cling to when playing a fish, caught by trolling over the bottom edge of the ice, causing fish goes. Also some fly in the black list for the reason that she often clings and snags on the bottom.

I try at every opportunity to catch up on the balancer with the front sight, especially if the bottom of a fishing spot is clean, without snags. Perches mood is always changing: in some periods he prefers the balancer, some of them fly. Usually how it is. Perch in the morning well peck, say, the balancer, and before lunch I caught two dozen bass, of which only two at gunpoint. The systematic crimps and breaks tackles I nevertheless carefully tied above the spinner fly. And only in the evening I get from the suffering with ligation of the bonus: of the two dozen Humpbacks in the afternoon, only one took the balancer, the others caught the fly!

Flies I make with my hands, to do this, just need a hook and colored thread. The rest is a matter of imagination and two minutes of work.

Perch very often have a habit to gather around the bait in a “round table” and long and meticulously to decide to attack the object or not. Most often the decision of the “table” ends with the meeting postponed indefinitely, and a pack of perch disperses his business. Bites, and we might not even recognize that a lot or a little, but interested perch eyes watched our decoy. Importantly, this behavior perch to provoke him. And it’s very good with flies.

Do a few strokes, gather around the perch. Then the balancer from working out, just put on the bottom and start playing gunpoint, a simple fractional-game, like a jig. Often perches immediately pounce on the fly. Catch one of the second, and soon the perch are in such a good mood that is to introduce to the work balancer. For some time the pack would surely be caught at it. But soon everything will calm down. You could try playing with the front sight. Sometimes, so here’s a simple technique you can force to bite a passive bass.

Well behaved flies and when fishing for pike, especially smaller, up to a kilogram. I have a positive experience catching bersha. Pike, too, are not averse sometimes to bite the fly.

In addition, flies the object of increased attention from the peaceful fish. So, last winter, at the Kuibyshev reservoir, many bleszinski who placed above the spinner flies, catching large, up to two pounds of IDE. Sometimes, large roach attack on the fly, and even bream. Of curiosities DAB and goby.

Quality rocker, who describes during the game “eight”, very good for the game fly, which makes it much more efficient than along with other baits, for example, the same or traditional jigs vertical lures. Perch, and not necessarily shallow, loves to ride pirouettes eights with the front sight. Therefore, the majority of bites on the fly and balancer to pause. Kicks sometimes happen very daring.


An obvious drawback of our snap – frequent hooks. The balancer itself tends to collect all within a radius of their “eight”, and fly seeks for something to hold on to. So to catch this tooling is best on clean areas.

In the Cheboksary reservoir the first-ice perch without complexes is on an even 2-meter depth without a lot of snags, so this problem I am not much worried.

Another problem is when playing one of the available hooks – balancer, fly – tends to cling to the lower edge of the ice, which is also very annoying and makes you nervous. Yes, and often becomes the reason of a descent of fish. You have to be very careful on the fish, especially at the final stage under the hole.

Even perch very long time to remove with numerous hooks balancer, or pull out of a deep graze a small hook flies.

But still… Even all those drawbacks combined cannot make me apply for parvaldu other bait and especially tandems. The pros outweigh all the cons.