By early February, the pike perch still lead a low-active lifestyle. But by the middle of the month their activity increases, they begin to enter the places where young fry accumulate, where they hunt.
The predator can be caught throughout the daylight hours, but the best time is morning and evening.
Pike perch is a very capricious fish. There are many factors that can affect her biting. The change of weather has a very negative effect on the desire to eat toothy. Therefore, in February, often changing the weather leads to a sharp cessation of biting.
Choosing a place
The favorite place of parking perch – koryazhniki and the confluence of the rivers. It is held at a clean, solid bottom, mostly rocky or sandy.
On debt in one place does not stay , constantly moving around the pond. Therefore, perch has to be looked for. Fishing on the Ob, the Volga and other major rivers may require the presence of an echo sounder to search for a cluster of fish.
Another promising ambush site for the predator is a sharp entrance into the pit, the drop in depths. Pike perch heavily tolerates water pollution, so you need to look for it in areas with clean water.
When you find a bevy of fry under the ice, especially elongated, such as roach or whitebait, you can be sure that the pike is somewhere nearby. In the dark, small and medium-sized individuals may come closer to the shore, however, representatives of the larger-sized zander species prefer to always remain at depth.
Fishing for zander in February for minnow
The bastard has some features. A narrow, long lure shape is preferred. Zander doesn’t pay attention to wide baits. Their size rarely exceeds 5-10 cm. Larger lures are rarely used at considerable depths to catch trophies.
Tackle for winter zander fishing
Pike perch is a very strong fish with a strong mouth. Therefore, the tackle on the perch should be chosen more carefully. To crochet the skin of a predator, you need enough strength, so the bait is strong and tough. The length of the fishing rod should be up to half a meter.
For example, Shcherbakov’s fishing rod with an offset reel to the very edge of the rod. Holding such a rod in your hand, you can hold the line with your index finger, which will allow you to better control the game and increase the sensitivity of tackle to bites. The coil is selected from the preferences of the angler, fit all its types.
Multiplier coil will allow you to quickly bring prey out. A nod is not necessary to apply, but his presence will make the lure game more seductive for fish. This is especially felt when catching perch and perch in shallow water. True nod should be tough, not very long, 5-6 cm and made of spring. Snap choose strong, but not very rough, because a cautious pike can be frightened by a thick fishing line. The best range is from 0.25 to 0.35 mm.
If there are larger individuals, you can use a thicker fishing line. The pike perch cannot bite the line, but if it is possible to catch a pike, it is better to put a metal leash. But it is worth considering that the steel wire will negatively affect the spinners game.
Blesny for winter zander fishing
Various modifications of blades can differ in their size and other characteristics. Choose the best option is already in place fishing.
Pike baubles are made in a flat form of brass alloy. It has an active game for which the angled movements of the angler are needed. Movement occurs in bends, sometimes sideways.
Vlasov lure is like a ski with a bend at the attachment point. It has an average length of 7 cm. It makes active oscillatory movements in water. Does not stop its oscillatory movements even when touching the bottom. The catch in the period of deaf.
Spinner Beam has a concave shape and sharp edges. One end of the spinner weighted sinker. Playing in the water resembles the winding movement of the fry
Broom Nurse is a narrow brass lure with transverse bends. The length is about 8 cm. It works great on deep reservoirs with clear water. The game is active, lure quickly falls to the bottom, making oscillatory movements from side to side.
Fishing perch in February on the balance
In winter, the balance weight is one of the main lures on the predator. Catch the balance in a plumb, dropping the bait to the bottom, and then with a sweeping movement lift above the bottom. Then the bait is allowed to sink to the bottom again. This simulates a feeding fish. In this case, the balancer can raise some cloud of turbidity from the bottom, attracting toothy.
Tackle for catching zander on balance
Tackle is applied similar to that used for glittering. A hard whip is placed on the bait, sometimes without a nod, a reel and a fishing line with a diameter of 0.2-0.3 mm. The coil can be either inertial or inertia-free.
Pike perch fishing balancers
Balancers have a oblong shape favorite by perch. For catching of a pike perch and a perch in February it is possible to use balance weights of 5-10 cm . Balances are equipped with 2-3 hooks and have a good realistic game that seduces fish.
Pike perch fishing in February on silicone
Although it seems that jig fishing is possible only in summer, winter fishing for pikeperch is real and shows excellent results. Both classic jig heads, as well as off-load cargo and drop-shot are used.
Tackle for catching perch on silicone in winter
Use sensitive rods that do not lose much stiffness. Especially the sensitivity is crucial when catching a drop-shot.
For catching a predator, a spinning length of 0.6 to 1.2 meters is suitable, which is supplied with no spacing and a cord with a diameter of 0.1. Instead of a cord, you can use a monofile up to 0.3 mm in diameter. On the silicone can be caught using fishing rods for winter glitter.
Pike Perch Silicone Lures in February
Edible silicone is selected depending on the conditions and how the fish behaves, usually 5-10 cm.
The shape of the silicone is not important; classical twisters with vibrating tails are also suitable, as well as worms, weaknesses and others. For pure water it is better to use light silicone, and for muddy one it is brighter.
Pike-perch fishing in February
This method of fishing is very successful for the predator, and therefore has established itself as the main type of winter fishing .
Tackle for zander fishing
To catch a pike perch on white fish, you need to use a hard fishing rod about 60 centimeters long. For fishing rods need reel and nod. You can choose from a braid 0.1 or fishing line 0.2-0.3 mm .
In February, zander is caught in February with a catch leash, jig head, or large mormyshka. Mormyshki use large, about 10-20 mm.
For the production of tap-off leash using the following installation. Cargo weighing from 10 to 20 grams (depending on the choice of fishing conditions, depth and flow rate) is hung at the end of the line. And then at a distance of 20 or 30 cm attach the leash, so that it is above the bottom. The end of the leash is equipped with a double or triple crochet, its length should not exceed 20 centimeters.
In addition to the tee, you can use the bait with a fluorescent coating or the usual single hook. In this case, it should be fastened along the body of the nozzle.
Pike perch bait for bait
Sponge for bait buy in the store fresh or frozen. The size of the fish is chosen small, with a maximum length of 5 centimeters. The main requirement – sprat should not be too soft and fall apart when baited. Large specimens can be shortened from the side of the head. The bait should always be turned to the predator’s head, therefore, they are placed on it accordingly.
For spinning in the end of February, standard spinning can also be used. To do this, you need to find places on the water free of ice and you can use jig snap-ins, wobblers, lures and more.
Fishing for stubs
It is necessary to use light gear without a metal leash. There is no sense in him when fishing for zander, since his teeth are not as sharp as those of a pike, and the steel leash will only scare the fish away. If the pike can pick up on the hook, it is better to use a leash from nylon or fluorocarbon. The main line is taken in the range of 0.2-0.4 mm, the leash is somewhat smaller diameter. The crooks are equipped with a reserve of fishing line up to 20 meters, depending on the fishing conditions. For example, in a reservoir with large depths, the reserve of the fishing line should be larger.
When the pike perch grabs live bait, it begins to divert it to the side, thereby unwinding the fishing line. If she ends up on the coil and the fish feels tight, she can drop the bait.
Speaking about the best hooks for equipment, you can use twins 7 numbers or single from 9 to 12. For, perch, it is still better to use single hooks.
If there was a tan on the poles, do not hurry to hook. As already said, the pike perch grabs the prey and begins to swim to the side, with a quick hook you can only snatch a small fish from his teeth. But you shouldn’t tighten it too much with hooking – the predator can lead into snags or grass and entangle tackle.
As bait use small fish. A special delicacy for pikeperch is bleak. He loves a thin elongated fish. As an alternative, you can use minnow, roach, ruff, bull. Size choose small. The bait fish is inserted into the upper fin or through the lower fin, and the hook is threaded into the mouth.