February on a pond, with a good bite ponds are not usually

So in February to visit the ponds I have never thought there were any, my pond Saga usually ends in mid-December, when there was very sad.

But once in the middle of February I was invited by a friend and we are – by coincidence – a very nice catch. But next visit I bite saw. This puzzle made me spend more time in the dead season at the urban ponds. And soon began to emerge some system that I would like to share.

In gluhozime

Ponds, especially heavily overgrown, the middle of winter are not the best place of residence for fish. Aquatic vegetation partially dead in the fall, in February begins to rot, taking out the water oxygen.

In the beginning of February, the outputs of the fish, especially roach, rare but closer to March, the more intense biting, and outs happen a lot more often. Since mid-February, if the month is not very frosty, fish caught almost every day, sometimes rather intensely. Main thing is to get to the local place where it turns out the fish. Search is important not only for horizontally, but also vertically, from the bottom to the bottom edge of the ice.


Technique and tactics for catching silver fish is significantly different from the perch. For roach you have to consider many factors, be approached more systematically. Fishing harder, but more interesting. Roach I’m starting to like more bass with the first Dating from the ponds during the period of gluhozime. One of the trips was particularly memorable.

The pond is typical for our area. Once there was a ravine, a river used to run-parapluie, the river was blocked, I poured some water, put the overflow, turned the pond. Weir broke – well and God with it. Launched carp, roach, perch, and minnows and verkhovka somehow it appeared. Such ponds in our area are innumerable. To some point I thought they were not too interesting from the point of view of fishing, but now my opinion has changed.

The course of the depths is quite predictable: the shores of the shallow, sharp break (in ravines, themselves represent, what the sideline), and in the middle – the deepest place. Grass, koraichi – to taste. After the Volga, of course, getting on such a micro-pond, start to feel like Gulliver for a few hours to check everything. And considering that the pond is fished from ten people, we can say, it was a bit crowded.

I somehow instinctively flock to the coastal zone, under the steep coast. However, the knives drill here rests in the ground… it’s a Shame, but well at least is not dull. Burusi a meter away from this place and knives in nothing abut. But the jig takes a whole three yards of fishing line! Here is what is the drop-off. I put the tiny pellet with a hook-saltysam, not particularly hoping for a big fish. In such places it is rare. Skewer two of the butterfly and carefully play. Harness, two, three. Put it on the bottom. Posting again, tearing the jig from the bottom, and then – pull! Sport caught perch.

So change a few holes, catching each with a maximum of one perch. Fished with me two friends who thoroughly know the pond. Summer is here, of course, the main fish is the carp, but winter is the best way to catch a roach, which is a lot and it reaches a respectable size. When they tell me about the fact that there are carp and roach, I immediately light up and the storm a new hole with great enthusiasm. Carp from the ice haven’t been caught, it would be interesting, but the guys I upset – carp dominates here only in open water, the ice is not caught, but the roach – very much so. Roach interests me less, especially in such reservoirs it rarely reaches an impressive size, but on average is caught with a Bay leaf.

And catch occasionally on the shore Ososkov and more I hope. But Dima, a local angler, really can not sit still, he for half an hour ran around the whole pond and calmed down over the hole exactly in the middle of the pond, where the maximum depth. On such a small pond can not hide anything, and soon I go to Dima to ask who it was he just pulled? It turned out, full roach grams to 150.

That’s interesting perch. Burusi a bit further from Dima, but at the same level. I don’t bite, and he constantly flogs and curses, apparently, the empty bites. He catches on to the stanchion, and the small fry and then toss the jig up, but immediately throws. Look from a distance – and I got a nod-it is worth! While he ran, he came back down. So, everything is clear, roach inactive for the game not responds, so all the power in the stanchion. Bloodworm I pulled, I put a new, and a bit of tinkering, I put drobinku to the bottom, all in anticipation of the “take-off” nod. However, no more bites, and I change place. Burusi at the same level, which sits Dima and the previous hole. Play, put it on the bottom. Poklevok was not ten minutes, and I began to think about the change, as a nod, as if freed from the weight of the jig, arched. While I went for the bait, he declined. One they stole. Planted fresh and waited. A nod went up again, I’m hooked, and past the hook just lightly touched my lips.

For the sake of experiment I tied above the jig leash with hook-saltysam. This leash really helps with the gentle bite of white fish. However, before the end of the day, bites on it never happened, all roach wanted to bite solely from the bottom.

Biting, I confess, was very weak. Bursch sucked in your mouth the jig and felt the weight of her, immediately throwing.

I had to go to her appointment. The jig I immediately bandaged up, found a lighter, the small, what ever it is! And caught one plotwise, but failed bites were still so many. I have a box of jigs was small “goat” – jig with two hooks designed originally for baitless fishing. I tried to use it, but Bursch did not respond to the game.

Then on each hook of the jig I planted on bloodworms. Bloodworms were placed below the head at 3-4 mm and deduced a stinger until the black head bloodworm, 6-7 mm remaining his calf was just hanging and posting enticing played, and when the jig lay on the bottom, bloodworms, presumably, a seductive move. The logic of using goats was simple – double hook had to find to work better than plain single hook.

And actually, the ticks became more. Now after every second bite I felt on the hooks live weight. Not all platic, of course, failed to deliver on the ice, some fell off during playing, but the interesting fact is that all (!) pulled out of Soroki was podborany the chin, under the jaw. This fact has forced to think about. The picture I saw the following: Bursch came to the lure, sucked it, but he felt the weight, then threw. Timely cutting had at that moment when the jig fell out of his mouth fish, as well as the jig was two oriented upward hook, then when cutting they cling to the fish below.

And yet it is worth noting an interesting fact, which once again finds the proof. All the bites were fairly narrow strip, where we made the hole. And this band is repeating the line of bend of the shore. That is all more or less active the fish stood in a narrow region at a certain depth. Step left, step right – zero bites. It would seem that the difference in depths of five centimeters, and the other obvious signs, and there is no difference, but the fish chose that lane. However, this does not mean that tomorrow the fish will be on the same lane. And does not mean that it will be caught from the bottom and mogritsa when cutting. She likely will already be at half depth, and actively attacking the lure to play down or suddenly go under the shore, where the depth of something special there and will be there to fatten, and can, and do enter into apathy for a day at the pond and no bites will not see.

Later on many other ponds I used goat with a nozzle on one bloodworm on the hook, and always successfully. This lure is as an indicator of activity of the roach. If there were no bites on the jig, in this place or roach is simply not there, or she was completely indifferent to any baits in principle.

The described case occurred in late February. At the beginning of the month, as I was convinced later, roach should have been looking for a few above the bottom. So catch should not standing at the bottom of the jig, and in the water column, and usually the game.

The first time I did it. In another hole I dropped a jig, lightly playing on the lowering, storing the fishing line and trying to find a bottom. Someone gently stopped the descent, when the bait is left on the meter. I knew at this point, the depth should be at least three meters and carefully hooked. Pulled out the roach was quite decent by the standards of the pond, 200 grams. The descent I remembered and more than half of the catch of the day was caught just in this descent, regardless of whether I caught 3 or 5 metres.

This case is indicative of the fact that the Bursch on the day he found himself often at the same depth (as I said, regardless of the depth in the place of catching). In some specific days, the level of the small fry, so to speak, may vary. There are many factors influencing these changes. Primarily, the pressure and oxygen.

To summarize, trying to catch a roach should be on a small goat with the head of a bloodworm on each hook. And look it is necessary not only “strip”, which is a roach, but the level at which it is held, that is at the bottom or at half depth, and then under the hole.


In most cases, urban ponds small perch. And not because he’s young, but because he is a degenerate. These fish become sexually Mature, weighing between 25-30 grams, very tight grow. In the best case can reach a weight of 100 grams. But if the pond along with Frank caught perch trifle larger, from 200 grams, then there is every reason to assume that there are two subspecies of perch – small perch tuggelite and fully capable of achieving in the weight pounds or more. So, here is what to do and Amateur fishing.

In General, those ponds that are home to exceptionally small perch, I walk around the side. Fishing here is not very interesting. You can frolic in pervologo to catch here zhivtsov for zherlits, but at the time of gluhozime best not to go here.

So if I decide to catch the February pond perch, first try to find out if there is bass here is heavier than 100 grams. If Yes, then it makes sense to look to it approaches, if not, better to deal with the roach.

Coastal perch I caught mostly in the pits. But a prerequisite – the presence of a Bush or some driftwood. The best option was a Bush growing on the slope of the pit and reaching to the ice. Tiger party places bypasses.

Here it is better to feed bloodworms. Throw a pinch into the hole, and he slowly drowns. This defines complementary feeding and method of feeding bait slow sinking jig. I took the light from his Arsenal and slowly “drowned” caught “on the descent”. Here the main thing was not to play a jig, you can only do 1-3 “zavalivanija” jig for the whole phase of decline. When I used to feed them bloodworms, above the jig, put the leash skewer bloodworms, but were placed in the middle of the larvae. In this case the main thing – do not overfeed the fish. Finds himself a perch at different levels. Towards evening he is likely to find himself already at the bottom or on the slope of the pit – where he would eat our bait.

One more important point. In February, on the Volga perch caught actively trolling and the rocker, then in the pond at the same time, in addition to the jig nothing better to offer. To simply save time. Because perch on the iron is not responsive. Still pervalent he could afford such liberty. Now it is difficult to entice even a baitless jig, rather to use the bait and put the most miniature jig. And be sure the leash with a hook above the jig. This leash is sometimes necessary to 90% of all perch bites.

Perch up to 300 grams are the easiest to persuade of the jig (I have worked a little devil) with a planting bloodworms. Pick up the game falls under the mood of the bass. Sometimes even passive having very intermittent Rybacki. After such rivecca need to give a little pause. Interested in perch are usually immediately trying. If the pond is sufficient more or less big perch, fishing problems usually arise. Most importantly, to decide how he prefers to be caught off the bottom on a standing jig or a game layers of the water. Lure better the devil and the moth, perhaps, not to think. Except for still fishing is to use a “goat.”

Another thing, if the pond has a breeding herd of bass weighing from 400 grams and above. There is usually a Jack and Joker are not divorced…

In this case I catch them on bait. Useful usually small whitebait, which can be bought in any fishing shop. Put on the end of the fishing line sinker just above the leash with a hook, which put the whitebait. Fishing is usually on the stanchion, with periodic perturbations bait, as in fishing bersha on the Volga. Most of the bites happen on the stanchion, in the first seconds after the tackle played. Fishing is simple, but brings good dividends – fry perch I caught from 300 grams and above.

So, in the city pond at Kerimbekov one winter I had the opportunity to cover a flock of large perch weighing up to 600 grams. Before the jig I fish larger than 50 grams is not caught. So, if you want to check the pond for presence of large perch, try to catch the fry, it will show the real picture. And Feb for this test is the best month. After November, of course.

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