Fishing for predators on live fish or a drowning traditional late autumn and winter. Fall fishing is mobility and activity, it is quite specific, requiring not only special equipment and a certain skill.
Fry is the smallest of bait fish, the generation of this year. By autumn they grow up and regardless of size, become the primary object of food for the perch, chubs, ides, large fish, small pike. The bait fish is fish, suitable in size and quantity of food for large predators. The age of the bait does not matter. Important its size, type, origin and durability.
Fry not only small, but also the most traumatized and cranky to content, but they will not give any one a predator. Harvest the fry makes sense immediately before or at the fishing to be less of a problem with their preservation. Besides, fry, and minnows caught in the same pond where the fishing is familiar to predators and most attractive. Almost always fry fishing is extracted via a small lift and store in a bucket, can or Canne, that is, in large closed containers.
Due to the fact that areas with high concentration of fry rarely located in convenient for the angler part of the reservoir, bait, catch, around drains, overflows of water, return flow and near coastal vegetation. Before the frost fry can concentrate finely ground breadcrumbs, mixed with water powdered, and then just milk. With decrease in the temperature of water complementary feeding becomes less efficient.
It is very important to prepare fry in a measure, without any reserve for the future. However, this is rarely possible, as even catching a dozen fish often becomes a problem. Died during transport and storage of fry you need to keep cold, they will be useful. The most universal fry is fry bleak, roach, verkhovka, which regardless of age is referred to the fry because of its size.
In any body of water each year brings local spikes in the change of populations of a fish species. Periodically in the suburban reservoirs happen biological surges with a sharp increase in numbers of roach, bleak, carp or minnow. And then the predators are «rebuilt» on the hunt for a fry of a certain species.
As use live bait on small fish, which are of interest to the predator as the main food item. How could the angler to determine what type and size of baitfish the predator interests, in each case, the more effective will be fishing.
If the reservoir is not happen mentioned growth spurts in the number of certain fish, it can be argued that at purposeful catching of a predator should focus on the long experience of fishermen in selecting a certain type of bait.
From the literature it is known that the alleged or that the predator prefers a live bait. It would be safe to say that pike feed exclusively on carp or roach, and Zander is looking for just the gudgeon and bleak. The reason is not the preference for a certain predator-specific bait, and like a predator looking for their own food and where he finds it.
From many years of fishing experience, we know that pike prefers to bite on carp, gudgeon and roach. Walleye prefer perch and verkhivka. Bass prefer exclusively verhovku. Catfish are best caught on bait in the form of ASP. A burbot, for example, as it is considered, prefers to bite the brush. For many years the good live bait was rotan. And this continued until, while Rotana was a lot and it was a tangible share in the prey of predators. But there was a genetic degeneration and predators instantly forgot about it.
Gudgeon with cold water moves with the currents and shallows with a hard bottom in places deeper, but again with a hard bottom. Such places it is easier to find around rocks, submerged stumps, near crayfish burrows, where they find their refuge, pike, burbot and large perch. Roach falls into the pre-winter «numb», it ceases to move and becomes available prey for pike. It is noticed that the worse, biting roach, the more chances to catch a pike.
It is noticed that the pike eats the roach, which is not infested with worms-parasites. As it turned out, pike is perfectly and unmistakably distinguishes the roach that is infected with the parasite even if the parasite is in the early stages of its growth. Bass usually eat the small bait fish. For perch, verkhovka in addition, make good use of small perches fingerlings. Burbot, as well as other predators eating the prey that it gets easier, but somewhat less legible. If the pond has fish or rotan, they previously become the prey of burbot. If the pond is rich in perch, burbot and caught it, but if there are a lot of roaches, and she will become a victim of this predator. If predator a lot and it is active, the type and size of baitfish great value have no.
The best bait is the one which is caught near the scene of the catching of a predator. You need to remember that the use of imported live bait in many cases is forbidden by fishery rules.
Equally important is the factor of the complexity of the production or other live bait. If you are preparing for fishing in advance and deliberately, it is likely that you will get at a store a couple of dozen small carp. Carp as bait does not guarantee you success in fishing, but at least you can be sure that the bait is and there is hope for success. To prepare in advance small roach, gudgeon, perch, verkhovka or myself.
There is one kind of live bait, which usually put in last place among the others. This is the perch. And I still don’t really understand why this is happening. The perch as live bait there are several obvious advantages over other fish. Small perch are relatively easy to catch, perch is a hardy and lively fish, which for a long time maintained the activity of small perch is a tangible part of the diet as pike and walleye.
There is no universal bait for all occasions. It is important that proposed as live bait fish particular breed was not sick and familiar as food. In order to reduce time for selection of a suitable live bait when fishing in a particular pond at one time or another, you should carefully listen to the advice of local anglers, or those anglers who catch selected reservoir constantly.
Live bait is best to catch an ordinary float rod on the edge of underwater vegetation or coastal edge. Snap the lightweight and slim. Better to lure, then the efficiency will rise sharply. Fishing live bait by gear and technology in General no different from the usual catching roach or perch. Minnow to catch or places of confluence of pond Creek, or predoplatnoy area. Here is now kept and carp. Very good for catching any small fish locations below the dam near the shore without currents or with slow return flow.
Here on the moth you can catch a dozen and three dozen minnows, bleaks, roaches there. It is important to accurately calculate how much of the live bait you may need. Rarely required more than a dozen. If close to freezing, it makes sense to spend the day on the capture of live bait not only for the upcoming fishing but at first ice. There is no need to be greedy. Live bait still need to save.
The most common container for preservation and transport of live bait is Kanna. The best of Cannes from rigid foam. As a tank you can use the «bag». The capacity of the foam does not allow water to quickly freeze at night frosts. The worst capacity is a vessel, made of metal. It and pull hard, and the water in it cools quickly. But it is in the case where the baitfish want to keep or for a long period of time, or at a very low night temperature. Good Cannes from plastic. They are unbreakable and relatively lightweight.