Autumn makes adjustments to fishing plans. Trying to have time to fish as much as possible, every free hour you strive to find such an opportunity. So last weekend, while being in the southern part of St. Petersburg, I decided to drop in for a couple of hours at the Ropshinsky Fish Ponds, which are popular with Petersburg fishermen and athletes. Since the qualifying tournament for trout fishing was held at the ponds, I was offered to catch trout at the catch-and-take rate for a short time at the first pond. In the morning, there were a lot of people, the parking was full. There were about twenty people on the first pond, many came with children.
I started fishing at 7.30 with a fishing rod. Since the spinning did not have time to fully equip, I thought that I would throw a fishing rod with trout paste and add a spinning along the way. Of course, after adding trout, the fish spun around the coast. But I decided to fish at a long distance. To do this, I equipped the Maximus Rebel Tele Match 420 match fishing rod with a Black Side Prodigy 2500 FD reel equipped with a 0.22 mm fishing line, a 0.16 mm fluorine lead tied a “loop in a loop” and put a cyprin number 12 hook. While the spinning gear got two bites on trout paste, one of them ended in a descent as a result of a break in the leash at the hook. This is probably the main reason for gatherings from amateur fishermen, because the friction clutch capabilities are not used. With the friction clutch released and due to the elasticity of the rod, it is possible to extinguish the jerks of the brisk trout even on relatively thin equipment. I tied a new hook, planted a piece of shrimp and after a while I got a sure bite of a kilo trout. This time she did not have a chance to get out. The fishing rod and friction clutch did their job and the trout was in the hook.
But I planned to carry out the main fishing with a spinning rod. To do this, I equipped my compact rockfish Maximus Streetracer 21SUL with a test of 0.4-5.0 grams with a Black Side Riot 2500 FDS coil, on a shallow spool of which a budget-proven Benkei Trout PE # 0.2 cord plus a half-meter lead made of 0.16 mm fluor are wound. I took only LureMax micro-oscillators from the baits, putting aside the tried-and-tested silicone baits and Japanese trout oscillators, and wobblers.
After going through a few micro-vibrations and getting a bite and a small trout on the LureMax Dotty 2.4g, I put a green-orange LureMax Emba spinner weighing 4.2g. After a few casts I got a bite of rainbow trout. Already more fun. A few jerks of brisk trout, but the Saikyo odinar confidently held the fish.
Changed the baits several more times. Found my lure of the day. It turned out to be a LureMax Hoyt weighing 4g in a color of 21, pink mother of pearl and a white substrate.
I got a few bites on this lure, including repeated bites in one wiring. Trout on this day favorably reacted to this particular spoon in pink pearl color. Or maybe the white substrate attracted.
I have determined this pink whisker for myself as a spinner for red fish, the same one I have in the heavy version 18g with the expectation of salmon trout. Very interesting colors, mostly catchy.
And of course, the Hoyt spinner itself turned out to be interesting, in spite of a rather narrow profile with faces, it plays well not only on the course, but also on still water. Perch also responds well to it.
I finished fishing at 9.30, enjoying the active trout. I caught four fish and got some offensive gatherings. The gears were not let down, but they need to be set up for a lively trout – to weaken the friction, check the reliability of the nodes, use a fluorocarbon lead.
Use proven reliable gear and no tail for everyone!