Fishing in winter at the feeder

It often happens that due to various reasons, some bodies of water not covered by ice during the entire winter or, at least, for most part. First of all, it is the river fast flowing, trout streams, small rivers, abundant underground supply them with keys, rivers, whose course crosses major cities, artificial ponds near the heating systems and power plants.

Of course, not all of them fish and not everywhere is allowed to catch (especially man-made reservoirs), Is that in damp, warm winter does not freeze even small ponds and lakes. In this case, do not rush to hide the feeder. Although somewhat limited by seasonal conditions, winter fishing, they are rich in experiences and catch. Fishing from the shore surrounded by cool fresh air and the wonderful winter scenery even much healthier than in the heat of summer or the spring damp, And unless you are too prone to colds, it is possible that a winter feeder will become your favorite type of fishing.

Tactics winter fishing is different from summer, just some nuances, knowledge of which, however, is crucial.

In choosing where the main role is played by the degree of reach of open water. To move the location of fishing from shore on the ice of the rim, even if their thickness is very large, in any case impossible. Ice, lying is not a solid cover, extremely fragile and tricky.

Arriving at the pond, it is not necessary to equip the pole and start doing test casts. First forms, especially the top, needs to cool for 10-15 minutes. If you ignore this condition, it is usually very durable and flexible carbon fiber, most likely, will crack from a simple stroke of the rod, just need to cool reels and fishing line, otherwise the abrupt change of temperatures can have a detrimental effect on them.

A preliminary survey of the bottom even more necessary in winter than in summer, because this time is not only important to find a convenient feeding place, but also to determine the possible presence of fish parks in its vicinity. The underwater slope edge, sandy ground, stain limestone or a colony of mussels will be, as in summer, the most promising fishing.

Install the rod vertically even better on water without currents. In this setup, much less the fishing line is in the water, and hence the frosting is slow. The line type is selected on the basis of air temperature. For winter better than monofilament. Casting technique from the summer is no different.

To score the feeder with groundbait should be not very tight to slightly increase the dynamics of catching. Fish are sluggish in winter, and care of the stimulation of biting entirely borne by the angler. Substances with strong odor in the composition of winter bait should be avoided. They only scare the already wary fish. In winter, the preferred baits of animal origin. The best result shows a “sandwich” with moth maggots. Hooks – the smallest size. Leashes are sometimes very long, but, basically, apply 60-80 cm.

Cutting in the winter to make it smooth and be careful not to scare away unnecessary noise and fuss of the audience to spot feed the fish. Better to draw out slowly, carefully bypassing tackle snags and sharp lip. In spite of the winter torpor, the resistance on the fishing line caught fish is still able to have a serious.

Never drop your landing net into the snow or ice. Wet mesh of the net will instantly freeze to it. While catching a stick or landing net handle in the snow beside him, or leaned against a Bush, a tree, a specially installed flyer.

In the water tank must from time to time to clear from freezes ice crust. It will preserve its relative flexibility, until the end of the fishing

Finally, don’t forget about their own health. For the winter outfit should be approached very seriously. After five or six hours spent in the cold in enough warm clothes, can make fishing out of a pleasure in solid unpleasant memories.

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