Dependence

Another frosty morning, as a rule, did not stand out from the rest. In order not to wake up the children, I suddenly turn off the alarm clock at 5 o’clock in the morning, unusual for the weekend, and start going fishing – the last moments of big water, morally, I had no right to miss and grab the cherished piece of adrenaline from being caught on a spinning rod, I wanted to despite all kinds of weather obstacles. And sometimes at such moments, a drop of common sense tries to ask me the same question: “Do I need it?” After all, you can be a normal person – hide from the wind in a cozy tent, with comfort and pleasure on a thin line to catch a peaceful fish, but no! The endless struggle with wind, cold, inaccessibility of winter spinning spots and repeated freezing of thin passage rings always beckons with its unknown. In such conditions, each bite is perceived completely differently, and sometimes the emotions from the long-awaited capture are stored in the memory for a very long time, which means a thermos with coffee and go!

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Water Reports: Dependency

A very early rise for a winter morning was not planned by chance: the hope for a pike perch was confirmed literally after a few minutes of being near the water, but … This fanged muzzle refused everything we tried to offer her. This actually happens, but it happens very, very rarely, but in the light of the lantern you really see fish, and not one and very good size, but none of the pre-prepared baits could arouse genuine interest in the predator right up to dawn. This means a forced movement to the next point, perch, and a diverting lead along with an imitation of a crab from Lucky John. No, of course, I also tried the classic jig on an articulated rig, and came to the conclusion that the only option when it is possible and necessary to apply the silicone as passively as possible is the diverter. And as a rule, the winter perch does not need any active elements at all on your bait. The key is slow feed. Well, crayfish are only a universal alternative, which not only looks for fish well, but is also an excellent option for both the striped robber and the pike perch with pike, for which there is always a chance.

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Although the bite for the winter river was really abundant, but massive enough for a medium-sized Rocky Craw perch they did not want to fit in its mouth, and I decided to change the lure to a more runny LJ Spark Tail in a 3-inch version. The geometry is well-known, time-tested, and as the practice of the last trip has shown – absolutely working! Nothing has changed this time either: All the same slow movement with a slight forward shift, and a rare cast ended without the desired contact. There is a perch, he is really interested in such a presentation, when on the standard “step” it might even seem like there is not a single fish here. And when everything is done correctly, it remains only to enjoy the final result, and once again ask yourself the same question: “And I need it?” And when it seems that all the possible hardships of winter spinning have already been passed, you confidently answer yourself “you must” and go home …

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Water Reports: Dependency

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Thank you for your attention! No tail, you, no scales!

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