Almost 2 weeks have already passed, and I still can’t combine my thoughts together and write a report. Perhaps this was one of the most intense travels on fish. From such a mess in the head.
I'll try it all the same.
For several years now I have been carrying out a plan to expand the geography of my fishing places and have been moving smoothly from south to north. But all this within a reasonable comfortable travel by car. Actually, this trip was supposed to be by car to western Siberia to Tyumen at the invitation of friends to visit. The hot summer and the turned off fish at the end of July there forced to hastily rebuild plans. And then I finally remembered about my old friend from Surgut Vova Zinchenko, the thunderstorm of all local pikes. For about 2 years he has been calling on a fishing trip to catch normal trophy fish. Everyone is seduced by his pictures with huge pikes and thick perches. But forever creeping in, some kind of "but." And then somehow it happened. From a point-blank question – “Vovan fish pecks”? ))) But I don’t need much to start. A couple of pictures with 8s and dozens, one at 16.5 and I'm ready to fly over three nine lands. Having eaten for 10 years with a full Volga, I wanted to see Siberia and local rivers.
The partner is traditionally in the distant travels Sanya Sidorkov. Round-trip airline tickets for the week and fees began. What to take? By equipment, by bait, by gear. When there is still a limitation on baggage on the plane. It was the hardest thing for me. We take almost everything as usual, but do not minimize it and often realize that 90% is not needed, we cannot remake and force ourselves. The machine will endure, but what if a tube, a backpack of 23 kg and 2 backpacks of 10 kg with hand luggage. Yes, and the weather from Siberia do not know what to expect despite the summer. In general, something like fit into the eyeballs. They didn’t take lead and fine rubber. Fortunately, Volodya, in addition to being a guide, is also a co-owner of a fishing shop and has already acquired everything necessary and hard locally.
By tradition, I will thank everyone who helped to get together on this trip. Special thanks to the sponsors represented by RELAX and personally Ivan Oblomov for RELAX tires. Of course, there wasn’t enough large, but all the main trophies and the coveted “funeral” were taken by her. I can’t forget the Glory of Menshikov, if he wasn’t okay))) For GoPro 7. Let me drive, now I’ve got the same one on fire. There was no sadness – a woman bought pigs))))) Well, the KOEKS company represented by Pamov Andryukha for providing Progressor test up to 60 and sabatage at a tasty price for Sani. The progressor remained in reserve, but the same big fish was taken precisely for the legendary ten Sabatage, already darned for success, up to 60.
Then my whole thoughts end, and fishing begins non-stop for 7 days straight from the plane. Volodya himself did not expect how hungry we were for fish and we were frostbitten while fishing.
Right at the airport I met our perhaps the most brutal fishing of Surgut Vitya Potemkin. Real Siberian hospitality from the guys. Damn nice when Internet communication flows into good friendship across the country. We also met at an exhibition in Moscow, it was a pity we were not able to drive away for fishing. He has other cockroaches. He drove in the opposite direction by car to friends in the central part of Russia.
Vovan directly from the ship to the ball suggested reconnaissance on a boat. He still did not think then that all 7 days would have to tirelessly burn gasoline and moor silicone bars)))
And the first days he worked hard to show the maximum potential of the Ob area and its many careers. Then he realized that without a dozen we would not leave from there)))
I myself did not expect to take 3 sets, but I spent the whole trip
Evergreen Poseidon SSSS710 + Daiwa morethan 2510r-pe + 1.2PE
Sanya Riser to 40 and Passion 4000 and Sabatage to 60 and Twin 4000
Vova 2 with multi sets and Zetrix up to 70 helboy or helhaud is not as important as the log is not called in general, but it did not work out.
In general, this trip to trash was not enough. Even as it is sad. No one drowned or broke anything. Unless it was impatient to drive ahahaha into the taiga and fell into the salt marsh straight only by jumping from a boat.
On the fish itself. It was just an eldorado. An insane amount of bites, captures of pike, perch. The triumph of large rubber on light jig heads. Heavy jig in Siberian style. The total weight of the bait reached 60g-70g with a weight of jig heads of 14-24 g. I very poorly imagine the type of professionals or athletes and jig fishing experts who have achieved some success, for example in fishing with mormyshka on micro rivers or some kind of discharge up to kmf when fishing for mormyshka, without fishing for heavy jig on the Volga or heavy jig for volumetric bait. There are a lot of specifics in jig fishing. For myself, I got invaluable experience in fishing for huge baits. The entire Volga jig is often focused on a strong current and not too large baits. Here, there is a moderate course and a large concentration of fish and a huge water area, where the search properties of large baits were required and with the ability to somehow cut a trifle, since the main purpose of the trip is to break all records and catch the trophy in ten. Not nearly any cheburashka. Only classic jig heads. Only improvisation and only hardcore, of which there were a lot.
Fishes for 5 kg were a dozen and a half for three. It was possible to catch a trophy in absolutely any place. I didn’t have to be bored for a day, even one day that fell out of the cage because of a strong storm we did not go far from the base; there was a chance for a trophy at Sani Sidorkov.
The spread of baits was from 4 inches to 18 cm of 6-7 inch volumetric shads and huge worms. The most stable was probably to relax the hoof in motor oil and its interpretation. The opening bait for me was the white dragon viper 6. Most of all, it brought me the trophy. Sani Kopyto 6. Kingshad was stable 5. In a new way after Karelia they looked at 6 inch twisters. Vaughan represented the Volgabeyds team and the bait narwhal, fox ridge, noik. Although they are direct competitors, I can’t mention them. A kind of battle was in one boat of these brands. Relax won, but the fight was serious))) The fish is very greedy, but without fishing equipment and good knowledge of the waters of our GUIDE it is very difficult. Partly had to swim up to 100 km one way along the Ob. On the Volga such march throws for us were fantastic, but for the local norm.
A very interesting point in terms of experience is the water level. He is constantly changing. It grows, then falls throughout the season and a lot of promising places just turn off before our eyes or vice versa it starts to work. In just a week, the level fell more than a meter and where we started to catch at the end of the trip we couldn’t even get there. Therefore, local fishermen have to constantly keep abreast and look for new promising places depending on the season. Diverse fishing. Not the same as in the center on large reservoirs or rivers.
For trophies I have 7 kg of pike, Vovchik 7.2. Sani has 7.6 and 10.5 kg. A lot of 6k and fives. There was a chance to enlarge. The most aggressive fish is 2-4 kg. They were without an account.
To say that we are pleased with the trip and fishing in Surgut is to say nothing. As if just a dream. And this is how the locals said only the beginning. The main peak is yet to come.
We are already planning our next trip to Western Siberia this year. Thanks Vovan for the welcome and excellent fishing. It was worth it. Emotions are priceless. Who is interested in fishing with a Guide, contact him. He lives on the water and I think he will not refuse.
Everything can be more clearly seen in 7 episodes on my YouTube channel. Every day I singled out in a separate issue. More than 200 GB of material for processing. Liters or buckets of adrenaline, I don’t even know what to call it))).
In the meantime, a few photos and confused phrases. Though not in what letters these emotions can be conveyed.
Всем НХНЧ и как всегда до встречи где нибудь на воде нашей огромной страны.