My summer bait-favorites for pike season 2018
The boxes of experienced spinningists hide many secrets. Perhaps the main one is the catchy bait. The ones that pros prefer in reservoirs in which they especially "believe." Wobblers, javelins, "rubber" - everyone has their own favorites. They are selected experimentally, years of successful and not very fishing, sometimes by accident.
In my box, too, there are “favorites” of pike and perch - bitten, inconspicuous in appearance, but consistently bringing fish. Not all spinning fans are ready to lay out their “workhorses” for general review, for various reasons, but I don’t see any problems in this. I would be glad if your catches after reading the article will be more.
Old grandfather blesna
She hung under the shed without attention for ten years. From the very moment that the former owner of the house that I moved to died. According to neighbors, grandfather loved fishing. I accidentally stumbled upon it when I cleaned the yard from various trash. Rusty, thin, primitive form, with a blunt tee, she then seemed to me completely hopeless. I almost threw it in the trash, but something stopped at the last moment.Fishing sense? Or natural curiosity? May be. So lure "settled" in the far compartment of my fishing box.
Then one day, during the next "revision" of baits, I decided to bring the nondescript piece of metal to mind. First, with a fine emery paper, he removed a layer of rust from it, then with a toothbrush and brush it cleaned the surface to a matte sheen, equipped it with new winding rings and a sharp triple hook. On the tee put on a red cambric. Blesna transformed. Now it was necessary to check it on a reservoir.
What was my surprise when, on the first fishing, the minnow was “eaten” by seven pikes! Its light weight (10 g) and unusual for “shaking” a sweeping game - wiggling from side to side under the surface itself - ideally suited for fishing in shallow areas with thickets. She practically did not cling to the grass, although I did the wiring slow (uniform).
And it was not an accidental hitting the target: I always take a pike to the lure at all times, on almost every trip I made with spinning. Thank you grandfather, may he rest in peace!
On the Chelbas river, where I most often fish, the pike is caught mostly at a shallow depth (1–2 m), near reeds or algae.Unfortunately, over the past ten years the river has become shallow and overgrown. "Iron" spend not everywhere and not always. I usually catch it in early spring and deep autumn, when the grass is at the bottom, or in places where depth permits (channel holes). Under the conditions of overgrown shallow water, silicone baits help out.
For passive pike, I use a large, unloaded silicone. Equip vibro tail with a double crochet with a long shank. The weight of rubber is enough to cast at 25-30 meters. When fishing from a boat more and do not need. I make the wiring underlined, slow, uneven: a jerk with a spinning tip - pause - winding. Sometimes I work with one coil, animating the bait with sharp, different in length rotations of the handle.
The main advantage of unloaded silicone is a natural game. After landing, the vibrotail slowly sinks, resembling a sick fish to a predator. The turn of the coil - and it comes to life, the impulse vershinkoy - trembling, trying to swim. What "toothy" will refuse easy prey?
At depths of more than 2 meters, I mount smaller silicone baits on lightweight (3-4 gram) jig heads. This makes it possible to increase the speed of the wiring and quickly "break through" the pits.Active pike willingly eats such "rubber", and not only it, but also a pike perch, and a perch. Wiring apply both uniform and classic speed (if the bottom without grass).
Wobblers Malas - coloring is everything
Universal surface baits with depth up to 10 cm.Good fly:the casting distance is not inferior to the average weight of "shake". Attractive play: able to "tumble" at 120 degrees almost in place. Ideal in shallow water estuaries and small rivers. They work from spring to late autumn along pike and perch. In summer, the predator responds better to acid colors (yellow-green gamma), in the fall it prefers natural shades.
“Malasas” are usually animated in three ways:
1. Uniformly - rotation of the coil with medium speed.
2. "Snake" - volker zigzag wiring, walking the dog (in perch pots).
3. Twitching tip of the spinning. If you send the tip up, the wobbler behaves like a popper. Catching on the surface is especially spectacular - predator exits, candles, a sea of splashes.
Frankly speaking, I didn't make friends with the Malas immediately. In my modest collection of baits, there were about five such wobblers of different colors (budget fakes of Kosadaka) in dead weight, sometimes they had bites of pike, but they were random.The situation changed after an unforgettable fishing on the Bitter Estuary, where my friend Ivan pulled me in early July.
For two hours, we caught 28 pikes (0.5–2.5 kg) and about fifty test bass (200–400 g) for 4 hours. Virtually every wiring brought fish. Pikes "came out" on a wobbler from different sides, perches accompanied him to the boat in flocks. Several times on the tees turned out at once two "striped". It was fishing! After her, I believed in "Malas."
And most importantly: only the yellow-green lures with black dots on the sides worked (see photo), the predators did not react to other color combinations.
So, dear lovers of spinning, I presented to you my summer lures, favorites of the season 2018. If you fish in shallow waters, go to the estuaries of the Krasnodar Territory, try them in action. I think they will not fail. Good luck and good luck on the ponds!