Often, it is the transition from any of the two types of baits described above to a spinning lure that allows you to activate the perch. Probably, the fish are attracted by the high level of noise from the spinners, the flickering of a petal and, last but not least, a clearly visible trace of air bubbles along its line of movement. Number one in our box is the Silver Creek spinner from Dive. The central loading in the form of a heavy metal fish and compactness make it possible to catch it in a variety of conditions, even against strong winds. It is difficult to say what shape the petal will work this time, so it is better to purchase both types of baubles – with elongated and oval petals. The color in the best is silver, although on many fishing trips and gold. I remember a few cases when in the boiler only the Silver Creek caught and everything else was completely ignored by the perch.
The wiring of this spinner can be very different. It is necessary to change the pace, horizon and the trajectory of the wiring – from wavy to "stupidly straightforward." You can diversify the wiring with small jerks, accelerations. With sufficient depths, you should try to catch on a pause: due to good balance and a heavy core, the bait works well on immersion. A very unique Mepps “Black Furry” helps out very often. I believe that this spinner should be in the box of any spinning player – it catches fish so well. It works even on difficult days of “warm green water”, managing to lure decent perch out of a passive pack, and sometimes very far away from it, right from the grass. The most working numbers are twos and threes. But I do not exclude the option when larger numbers that cut off small perches during the "exits" will work better.
With this lure you need to work more often in the fall phase. Slowly plunging and fluttering a little with a petal, mepps often provoke perch to bite. Front spinners are available for sale both factory and homemade. One of the most famous and at one time very much "PR" in magazines is the lure "Master". However, for reasons unknown to me, it is not in special demand among fishermen. And, frankly, fish also. As for all kinds of homemade products, sometimes they are just on the perch demonstrate simply phenomenal results. My friend had a spoon, which steadily mowed the whole perch on a large pond near Serpukhov. The guys came fishing at any time of the day, quickly caught how many perches were needed and left. And at the same time, perch on this pond tried unsuccessfully to catch a lot of spinning and from boats, and from the shore and early in the morning and in the evening!
I saw this catchy bauble. Awful workmanship, some inconceivable wire, a front load of a piece of lead and a very thin petal of a completely "abnormal" shape: after the axis of rotation has come out, the petal is bent almost at right angles. In general, a real freak. I tried to find some analogues on the “Bird” – there is nothing similar. And then I'm not sure that a beautifully executed sample will work just as effectively. And another question is whether this spinner will work in other reservoirs. Although I confess, something tells me what will happen.
Color of lures or their combination
In my opinion, it is when fishing for perch that color matters. And often almost decisive. This is evidenced by the experience of so many fishing trips. For example, standing somehow next to a fattening flock, we only after an hour of unsuccessful fishing found an approach to the perch. It consisted in the right combination of colors of the bait. Caught a red jig-head with a fairly long hook in combination with a black twister. For this pair, we began to catch striped with almost every posting. Replacing the red jig head with a standard, unpainted one led to a complete absence of bites. Reverse replacement – again the fish attacks on each posting. Similar effects were with other lures. Often, for example, fish were caught at the custodian only with a tee, decorated with a tassel of red threads. Or a lure with bright dots of a certain color on the petal. In a word, in discussions about the meaning of the color of the bait, perch can serve as a strong argument in favor of the fact that color is very important. At least sometimes.
Maybe it was the same, but judging by the numerous observations of both my and my friends, even with the perches located throughout the thickness of the water, the bites were most at the bottom. It is difficult to say what this may be connected with. But I was able to make one assumption thanks to my own wife. Of course, you usually start fishing with classic bottom jig wiring. For example, two turns – a pause. Experimentally, in accordance with the mood of the fish at the moment, we find the desired pace and algorithm for fishing. Every now and then you have to slow down the wiring very much, up to dragging along the bottom, or, on the contrary, sharpen it very much, make it as sharp and amplitude as possible, to the extent that after completing the step of the revolution of the reel, slightly extend the bait’s movement by spinning.
If you catch in the water column, then it is better to retreat from all these canons or even forget them. The wiring in the water column should be chaotic, without a clear pattern and rhythm. Once we found a perch from an echo sounder in a large tributary of the Volga near Kalyazin. The flock kept strictly above the channel, depths in this place up to 7-8 meters. The condition of the fish is close to passive: occasionally a bait is baled, but not detected. When the perch became active and began to feed, we catch the first fish. By the way, the perch was typical invisible: it fed in the water column, and on the surface no signs of a feast – even calm water without a single splash.
Applying my skills and “correct” postings, I catch small fish, up to 300-400 grams maximum. My wife, in the complete absence of any skills and knowledge of the types of postings – her experience at that time did not even count 10 fishing trips – catches four good perches in a row, one of which draws to a kilogram! Surviving is not easy. I change the lures, horizons and the speed of posting – the same result: I have medium-sized perches, my wife is almost twice as large. I put the same twister as hers – nothing changes. I decide to stop and watch my half. Uncertain short-range casting – and immediately, without allowing the bait to sink, she begins to post. But what! The rod moves in her hands with a shaker, the tip dances up and down, left and right with different amplitudes, the wiring steps, if you can talk about them at all, are obtained in different lengths, pauses – different in time. Horror!
However, the process of contemplation of this amazing fishing technique is interrupted by a sharp squeal of friction clutch. The rod in the hands of a woman begins to peck sharply and strongly towards the water: obviously something big has landed! The fisherwoman does not manage to bring the fish to the boat: the fish quickly removes the meters of the cord selected by the reel with another jerk. Panic begins. Finally: “Help!” That's the same! I take the tackle from my wife and feel it – yes, for a spinning rod with a test of up to 12 grams a worthy opponent. When I picked up the fish and took it into the net, I was struck – perch, but what! Weighed it at home: 1450 grams! But the problem is that it is impossible to repeat such a wiring! Moreover, I am sure that my wife will not be able to make two at least similar postings.
What conclusion can be drawn from this fishing? When catching a perch, one should not be afraid to retreat from accepted canons. After all, it turns out that if I were fishing alone, I would not have suspected that such monsters are kept next to medium-sized perches. And do not think, by the way, that this was an isolated case: like fishing, when worthy specimens came across precisely to my wife with her chaotic wiring, I remembered a few. Although I would be glad, as you know, to forget them.
author Vladimir GERASIMOV