Features of catching bream in February

Bream is a peaceful fish. He bentofag, his body is adapted to eating food, which is located at the bottom of the reservoir. This fish has no pronounced stomach, therefore, when it is active, it is forced to eat almost constantly. Bream is hard enough to sate for this reason. It has a body that is flattened from the sides and takes up a vertical position while eating food.

When searching for food, it is guided mainly by the sense of smell, eyesight and organs of the lateral line. The mass of bream, which becomes prey for an angler, is about one kilogram, the maximum weight of this fish is about five kilograms. In winter, large bream stand on wintering pits in a state of low activity, while small ones that have not yet reached sexual maturity continue to actively feed. There is a limit on the size of bream caught in 25 cm.

Attention! Bream rather easily confused with gustera, bluefinse and other similar fish. And if there are hardly any regional norms for catching those, then for catching too small bream, which often bites in winter, you can get a serious fine. It is necessary to learn to distinguish it from other species and to release small individuals.

In February, this fish often awakens from its winter dormancy. This is due to the fact that caviar and milt begin to ripen in the body, and hormonal background makes you wake up from a winter of faint state. Basically it is bream weighing up to a kilogram. Large, including captured individuals do not so often awaken before March and the disintegration of ice.

His behavior can be very strange, peculiar. For example, I repeatedly caught kilogram bream in February. Apparently, something happens in their brain that makes them give up habits. Definitely an active bream in February is more aggressive than in other months, going in flocks of several pieces.

In many ways, his behavior is also associated with an increase in daylight, an increase in the amount of oxygen in the water due to photosynthesis. In the sunlight it is easier for him to find food. More often than in the middle of winter, it can be found in shallow areas. Most active bream make daily migrations, leaving for the night to their deep wintering pits, and during the day they feed in shallow waters.

Choosing a place to catch bream in February

When catching bream, the choice of location is important. Usually he pecks on areas where there is vegetation and you can easily find food. This is most often silted bottom with algae, areas with weak flow or without it. The depth at which in February you should look for this fish during the day is up to three meters.

In a number of reservoirs, he prefers to stay at great depths. In most cases, the wintering pits of bream are areas with a depth of 6 to 15 meters. There this fish can be found in large quantities. However, he does not show serious activity in the winter, practically does not eat and does not bite. Still, active individuals of bream are more often found at shallow depths.

If daily migrations of bream are known, in what places it goes to the night stand in the evening and how it goes to the place of zhora in the afternoon, you can choose this site at the right time. Usually on such “paths” bream goes in a dense stream. It can be delayed for a while prikormkoy and wait for a bite on the nozzle.

Bait and bait for February bream fishing

Bream can peck on both animal and vegetable packings. February is no exception. Here it is possible to bite it on the worm, on the bloodworm, and on the macaroni, bread, peas and other nozzles.

From the point of view of utilitarian it is easier, of course, in the winter time to handle vegetable nozzles. However, they should be used only on a familiar reservoir. Vegetable attachments are characterized by “capriciousness.” For example, a fish that is not so slightly cooked pasta will not be taken, and in another place it will not be the same. Animal baits are almost equally effective anywhere.

When fishing for bream, most anglers try to eliminate the bites of small, weedy fish. For example, they try to cut off the roast and ruff bites. When fishing for roach in February, bream, by the way, often also comes across. Therefore, the nozzle should be large enough so that the little thing could not swallow it or pull it off the hook.

lure typeeffective options
vegetablecorn, peas, pasta, mastyrka, bread, semolina, rolled oats
animalearthworm, large maggot, bloodworm, sandwich
luremust contain animal components

Earthworms meet this requirement best of all. They sit well on a hook, and the small roach practically does not take a whole worm. In order not to be able to pull it off the hook, use a sandwich – corn, macaroni is placed after the worm so that it fastens it securely. However, it does not always save from a ruff, and often this big-haired tomboy hangs on a hook, swallowing both a worm and corn.

Bloodworm and maggots also apply. However, the true breeder catches only the bream and no one else, and with such a nozzle this is not always possible. However, if a large flock of bream is suitable, then it is almost always a guarantee that there is no more fish around. You can try to go to the moth or maggots. Bream still takes them a little more actively than the worm.

From vegetable baits you can pay attention to pasta, mastyrku, bread, corn, flakes rolled oats. Sometimes they use semolina porridge, but only if the bream has already approached and is standing in a large flock, otherwise it will get all the other fish. All vegetable nozzles can be used both in the current and in stagnant water.

Bream goes well enough to bait. In February, the problem is that smells do not spread well in cold water . Therefore, you should lure only those places where the fish have already been found to keep it longer. The living component in the bait must be, because in the twilight, when the smell in the water spreads poorly, the crank moving at the bottom will give a discernible prikormochny spot, but dry daphnids, although also a protein supplement – no.

Bait also proved effective when fishing on wintering pits. With a large abundance of food, even half asleep bream an appetite wakes up. They begin to approach, eat actively and, perhaps, this is what the fisherman will bring the trophy catch.

Tackle selection

For fishing, you should choose the tackle that the angler is best at. Usually, to increase the likelihood of biting, they catch from two or three holes for a few fishing rods. At the same time they use various nozzles, various tackles, various game tactics. Bream rarely takes in half-waters, so various vacation gears are rarely used – they mostly catch only from the bottom .

Float rod

The most traditional tackle for fishing bream. Used fishing rod in the form of a filly, which can be put on the ice. When catching bream often use a tent. The search for fish at this time is not always effective, but in the tent it is still warmer and more comfortable. Usually set two to four fishing rods through the holes in the ice, close to each other.

Used as a signaling poklyovki. It is possible to catch both on a current, and in stagnant water. Bream still prefers to avoid places with a strong current at this time. For flow, use a snap with a sinker and a side leash lying on the bottom, for standing water – a classic hanging snap with a sinker above the hook. Sometimes use a snap with the main sinker or zapaskom lying at the bottom.

Poklevka bream notice in the summer by raising the float and move to the side. In winter, the float can rise during a bite if sub-plowing is used, then it also goes to the side. This is very noticeable, even if the gear is not too clearly rebuilt. Still, it is recommended to use the quality setting of the float, because in this case even a cautious bite will be noticeable.

Morsmish tackle

Catching bream on mormyshku – an exciting experience. Due to the fact that it is often necessary to catch in wintering pits, a large-sized mormyshka is used for bream – from 5-6 grams in weight. It also requires a large hook overhang to plant a large nozzle, inaccessible for small things to be swallowed. Bream is much more willing to take a large mormyshku than other species of fish.

Ice feeder

The ice feeder is a pure perversion. It can be successfully replaced by a conventional feeder, which delivers food to the bottom, and with a float fishing rod or a mormyshka, which is caught directly from the prikormochnoy spot. Due to the sheer nature of fishing, the tackle will be delivered very accurately. However, such a thing may seem interesting to fans, or in some cases, when the high frequency of poklevok and very high density of fish, they can, without a loss of catching pace, deliver the bait, and get the fish back. In winter, this situation happens rarely in bream.

Fishing for bream in February for float fishing

It will require patience, endurance, luck.

Necessary gear

Rod for float winter fishing should be easy to put on the ice. The higher the depth, the greater must be its length in order to ensure a good hooking. In addition to the rod you will need a drill with a diameter of at least 130 mm and bagore. A bream, despite its broad form, almost always crawls into such an opening. The fact is that if you pick it up with a dimple and drag it through the ice, then his stomach tightens and he can pass. However, when trophy active bream is seen somewhere, a 150 mm drill should be used.

From the necessary things should also stock up on a tent. It should be spacious so that several fishing rods can be put under it. Also in the tent put the stove. This will save from freezing holes, keep the fisherman from a cold on the ice, save the bloodworm, worm and moldy worm from freezing.

Bream fishing technique for winter float fishing rod

Here a lot depends on the luck of the angler. Choosing a place, you can not just be sure that the bream will peck here if he was pecking here yesterday. Of course, if this is not his wintering pit, but there he behaves capriciously, and it will be difficult to call him biting. Great importance is privada.

Despite the inefficiency of prikormki, which badly attracts bream in winter, the taste of it works well. The bream will come from day to day to the place where an abundant table was laid for him. At the same time, to teach him to the place, it may take several days of sitting and feeding the fish. Often, this feed will be eaten by other fish, but you should not despair – if the place is suitable, the bream will do. Fishermen usually catch “watch” in the tent, replacing each other, so that no one takes a good place and to constantly feed the bream.

Fishing for bream in February

Fishing on mormyshku slightly more active than on the float. However, it also depends heavily on luck.

Tackles for catching bream on the jig

For fishing use large-sized mormyshka and fishing line 0.12-0.15 mm. Such a fishing line is quite capable of withstanding even a large bream, in the winter it does not resist too hard. Usually they catch with one udilikom, which has a comfortable handle, coil and stand, about 60 cm long.

Technique of catching bream on the jig

When catching make loaves and pauses for lowering, then waiting for a bite. Poklevka immediately visible on the raised nod, should be cut in 2-3 seconds. When fishing here is often used active search for fish. However, given the density of the active bream, which is not too large, it is not very effective and, as before, success largely depends on luck.

Usually catching bream on the jig is not used independently, but when fishing on a float rod. Drilled in a row of two to four holes. In the nearest, they catch it on the mormyshka, and in the others – on the float. Mormyshka sometimes shows just phenomenal results in wintering bream pits. It allows you to provoke standing bream and cause poklyovki one after another. At the same time, too active, fractional game will only scare away the fish.

Fishing for bream in February at the rocker

In fact, fishing on a rocker is not much different from fishing on a float or fishing rod.

Tackle for catching bream on a yoke

The yoke is a tooling, which is a wire arc with a mount for a fishing line in the middle, at the ends of which there are two leashes with hooks and a nozzle. This tackle allows you to catch on two hooks with one rod, while they are less confused than if they were just tied to the fishing line.

Technique of catching bream on a yoke

For fishing is used udilnik with a float or a nod of the usual type. It is better with the float, since the rocker itself, even when the bream touches the nozzle, does not give an instant alert to the nod, like a jig, and the float will show it well. For the nozzle is used all the same as for the usual fishing for bream.

By itself, the rocker significant advantages compared with fishing on the float does not .

Some argue that in the water it swings from side to side, attracting the fish, if you play a little bit like a jig. However, it is not. Already at the three-meter depth, the rocker will simply hang vertically on the fishing line, no matter what kind of game it gives to the rod.

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