Especially when fishing for bream, you can highlight the biting time. And again, nothing specific: in different reservoirs and at different times of the year, everything can be different. And even on the same day, but under changing conditions and in different places of the reservoir. Example. We catch with a partner about thirty meters from each other. There is a thrust from a nearby open dam. At first, I actively bite, but the neighbor has silence. The dam is closed, the current turns in the other direction, and he begins to catch. If he weren’t there, I would have thought that they stopped taking from me because the biting time was over. But it turns out that the bastard just moved. Nevertheless, the activity time of bream is still more stable than that of many other fish. He can take at the same time even during a crescent. So, on our pond in mid-August, bream bites well a little in the morning, and most of the time – from 11 to 13. But on the rather close lake Zyuratkul they constantly catch only in the early morning. At the same time, the Satka pond is fed by a river flowing from this lake. In winter, it’s like a law on our pond – the main bite is from 10 to 14.
And on the lake it is often from 5 pm or even at dusk. And what rules can there be if the biting time is significantly different even in neighboring water bodies? What is there on the neighboring ones – on the same one! In winter I ran constantly on one hole, in which the biting time was out of the general schedule for three hours, and it took exactly half an hour there at the end of fishing. Once I mentioned winter, I will return a little to the bait, so that once again I will give a reason to think about it. Often the breeder does not react to food at all. On the contrary: it takes not on the fed holes, but nearby, as if afraid of bait. And these are not old “fed” holes, but yesterday’s workers. It is believed that sometimes the bream is afraid of white when it stops taking on holes fed with breadcrumbs. It so happens that a pinch of bloodworm thrown into a hole or half a handful of a crushed morphine breaks the bite completely – this is also difficult to explain.
And what can I say about bait on our lake Zyuratkul, where, according to everyone’s opinion, it should be carried out exclusively by mormysh, on which bream … is not caught! What kind of logic can there be? Another inexplicable fact. Everything on the same city pond in winter, when feeding with breadcrumbs, the broiler has a full belly of bread, but at the same time he does not bite at the bread nozzles at all. Why?! And fishing with salted bacon? When planting on a devil, a good breeder is caught. Have you tried it? In vain. I must say, the mysterious bastard is countless. He kept a diary for a long time, but in the end he gave up – this is a thankless task, useless. Bream sometimes does such a thing that you just wonder. But it also attracts. In summer coastal fishing, casting distance from the coast is very important. Often, with regret, I see or even just hear the most powerful swings at the limit of the tackle. This is wrong. The scavenger often changes the level, depth, and accordingly the distance from the coast to its camp changes. We must not throw into distant distances, but look for a working distance, which can change during the day.
Sometimes a lot or everything is decided by lifting the float by some one and a half meters. I usually practice bait in a strip from the coast to the depth and with two rods one fishing very close to the coast. Naturally, much depends on the bottom profile and other conditions. The size of the bream is of great importance. Conventionally, three categories can be distinguished: up to 250 g, from 300 to 800 g, over a kilogram. Fish of each “age” category have their own habits, therefore, methods and subtleties of fishing are also their own. For example, it is quite difficult to catch a “frying pan” on a devil, from which the average person “goes crazy”, but on a “Uralochka” with a bunch of bloodworms it is much easier. The little brood loves small vibration in the wick of the devil, and the larger fish loves wide and smooth. And, of course, different parking places. So it turns out that bream in different weight categories is almost a different fish, judging by the technique and methods of fishing.
Why are there bait-wiring – even the type of bloodworm sometimes plays a role! Showed “unbelievers” such a trick with a bloodworm. There are two types: local scarlet and large dark, almost black, “swamp” imported. You put a local bright red devil on one, and a dark one on the other. You lower it to the bottom, and little things immediately follow. A few seconds later there is silence: the bloodworms have been eaten. You make control postings for persuasiveness – no bites. Everyone is sure that there are no bloodworms on the hooks. You pull it out – there is no scarlet, but the black one hangs intact! Chooses! Small bream up to 300 g is caught on the local bright red with might and main, and large bream is caught on the “marsh” one. Remember the story at the beginning of the special dung beetle? A very similar story. Try to compare somehow. Maybe you have the same thing?
It should, of course, be said that knowledge of the local reservoir and the habits of local bream is much more important than tackle, baits and baits. If you are on this reservoir for the first time, then, in my opinion, you should start not with echo sounders and cunning gear, but with local peasants with full cages. Real fishermen are not very secretive people, they will share the basics. One is one, the other is another – and you are almost a local connoisseur. It is local, since knowledge of a particular reservoir often decides everything. You should always remember that all rivers, ponds, lakes, and even more so reservoirs, where the level jumps, have their own characteristics, which make adjustments to bream fishing. And this cunning fish, even in the same reservoir, but in different parts of it, sometimes behaves very differently. Therefore, my opinion is this: for bream, and indeed for all fishing, you cannot write any instructions. First, it can be confusing for novice fishermen. And they will reproach us for what I’m doing, they say, as taught, but the fish is not caught, which means that the “writers” lied, made up. But in fact, maybe it was just necessary to plant some corn instead of the “recommended” peas, or simply change the place from the “recommended” depth of five meters to a grassy bank where bream from all over the lake was feeding at that moment.
I don’t know about other water bodies, but here a lot changes every year, and sometimes it is very noticeable. Most of the changes are related to the state of the reservoir and weather conditions. Things like a long spring, shifted spawning times, we often forget to take into account, and the behavior of the fish becomes completely different. But in the end, we all catch the same and the methods are mostly simple – float and donka. The only difference is in the intricacies of the equipment and in the distance from the coast. As a result, we catch everything – near the shore, in the middle of the lake. And small, in fact, differences do not affect the general – caught or not, but the quantity and quality of the catch. Although, again, depending on what approach the fisherman has. Good luck on the waters!