That time is coming, when will thaw rivers, reservoirs, ponds, lakes, that is, those glorious our winter fishing where we are, freezing their noses and cheeks in icy winds, take my soul for ice winter fishing. But spring ice is even more fascinating. Already the warm wind brings the smell thawed coastal herbs, cold still appear on the krutoyary, where the sun got its rays, but not warmed more land. In the clear sky, heard a resounding first play of the spring of the songs of larks. It’s all the latest ice…
At this time, alarm winds and bright Sunny days alternating with damp foggy weather, you can get a successful catching of the spring roach-sorage. But even being desperate the biting silver of roaches there, tomorrow they are already here not to discover. All too fleeting and fickle in the spring. Fish flock move together with streams of melt water flowing under the ice from the revived streams and rivers. And often catchability places there is the mouth of these spring inflows, many of which in the summer would just dry up. Often can be seen at the mouths of streams and rivers with many drilled holes, turning the ice into a sieve. Here on the eve desperately caught or as they say “tore up” the roach, often large. Not sure it will be caught here this day, but it can go so that on the first hole, not freezing, nod gently bend up — picked up!.. And splashnet in the dark mirror hole live roach silver spring-sorage. And at this time the roach is not so afraid of exposed open holes like in the winter. Happens, what even there is no need to drill fresh holes.
This period is often successful is fishing in the current, especially in estuaries where the flow of the main channel and the tributary. Of course, here in the first place there are washouts, and they can be tightened in the morning with a thin crust of ice. Therefore, the fishing in such areas must be made with great caution. Does not interfere with the ice pick or at least a strong stick to check the strength of the suspicious areas of the ice.
For fishing on the course best suited donkey. Gear can be a heavy sinker tied above a leash. It is in the simplest case, where the sinker will serve any lead weight that just falls to the bottom, and the leash winds higher in the course. The length of the leash depends on the activity of fish in a given day, as in feeder fishing. The smaller the bite, the longer the leash tied above the sinker. Here you can use a set of rods under the most different conditions of catching, where the leads already pre-prepared with different length. Also on the main fishing line to fasten the clasp, and then fasten the leash to your desired length. However, this complicates the equipment and makes it more rough.
There is a variant of snap, which is reminiscent of running the Donk for open water. As the sinkers at the bottom fastened to the main fishing line weight, which in weight is somewhat easier than would be needed to securely hold the gear on the bottom. With increasing jet flow sinker moves down. Just lifting it up, you can play off the cargo downstream. Then smooth potagai for yourself shipped with a leash returns to its original position. The leash can be attached and fixed a small hook or jig, it is better tungsten or bright silver. On a chassis snap-in, in addition to often take roach bream and silver bream. The bait is bloodworms. Usually for catching roach is sufficient to plant one or two larvae.
As another option use a light feeder trough with a leash attached with a symmetrical, asymmetrical loops or connected with protivoparazitarian. It will be a subglacial feeder, it is successfully running on the latest ice.
When you use variants of the donkey mentioned previously, the feeder with the winter bait can be placed in the hole drilled upstream. A good result in catching small fry give the bait: “Grindering. Cold water,” granular pellets, bait “Senses”. The feeder can be any plastic or metal container with drilled holes and hard bottom, as well as the usual drop-down feeder, fixed muffled under the stationary variant.
At low flow it is possible to use a tandem of two jigs: heavy at the bottom, lightweight on a short leash at the top.