BloodwormThe larvae of some species of mosquito bells are almost the tidbit for many fish, both in winter and in summer. Mosquito lays eggs in the water in the summer. Thin small worms of dark brown or ruby ​​color with a blackish head, pronounced joints and slightly bifurcated tail soon emerge from them. They are called bloodworms. For a brisk roach, a robber of a perch, a lazy scavenger and a ubiquitous ruff, perhaps you will not find a more catchy nozzle, especially in winter. In spring, in the open water, medium-sized crucians and even a chub are caught on bloodworms. For bait use a bloodworm, which is called fodder, is the larvae of another type of mosquito. This bloodworm is smaller, less mobile, its color is darker.

Bloodworm lives in the silt of ponds, lakes, reservoirs and at the bottom of rivers with a very slow flow and muddy bottom. It is not very difficult to prepare it for fishing. The sludge collected from a reservoir is placed in a basin or bucket of water and stirred. In this case, the larvae float to the surface of the water and they can be collected by hand (or net). Another way: the extracted sludge must be shaken in a sieve immersed in water, while the sludge is washed out, and the bloodworm remains. You can lower the sheaf of fine brushwood, straw or hay to the bottom, hold it there for a while, then pick up and collect the larvae, shaking them off on a rag. By the way, in the same way you can dial another nozzle, for example, mormysh (crustacean, amphipod), which also should not be neglected. There is such a way: they take a small bag of coarse-grained fabric or gauze, put pieces of fish or meat into it and lower it with a stone on a cord in that place of the reservoir where there is a muddy bottom. After a day or two, they raise a trap and select the larvae packed in a bag.

In the same way, bloodworms can be mined in winter. If stored improperly, bloodworms quickly deteriorate, especially in the warm season. By following some rules, you can save it for a month or more. With any storage method, you need to remember that bloodworms are better preserved at low temperatures, but not lower than 0 ° C. During transportation and storage some part of the larvae dies, they must be periodically separated from the living, otherwise the dead larvae poison the living. Pour the bloodworm into a colander or into some other dish with small holes in the bottom and put in a bowl of water. After 20-30 minutes, all living bloodworms will seep into the water, dead and injured will remain at the bottom of the colander. In this case, all the garbage is separated.

Some anglers mix larvae with sleeping tea. This should not be done, as the tea contains substances from which the bloodworm perishes. In the summer, hot time, you can save it in large potatoes. A lid 1-2 cm thick is cut from it, the pulp is selected so that walls remain about 1 cm thick. The bloodworm is placed in a wet rag, which is lowered into a potato. The cut off cover is strengthened with two matches. The bloodworm in this package remains fresh and mobile for a long time. Not many larvae are taken for fishing and stored in the shade in the summer, protecting from direct sunlight, in the winter – in a wooden or foam box in the bosom or in your pocket so that they do not freeze. The box should have openings for air. Slightly dried bloodworms are more mobile and better stored.

Some fishermen in the evening, before fishing, slightly dried larvae are powdered with starch, while each worm is easily separated from others, its black head is clearly visible. In addition, starch for bloodworms also serves as a breeding ground. On the hook, very thin and sharp, bloodworms are planted for the second joint. The hook tip is carefully inserted under the head so that the larva does not leak out, otherwise there will remain a white skin that the fish will not take. Thus, it is possible to push the bloodworm several pieces per hook. Plant larvae in another way. A conical tube is made, on the narrow end of which thin rings of nipple rubber are put on, and from the thick end, several larvae are laid in the tube. Then, a rubber ring is rolled down the tube to the thick end, which, jumping off the tube, clamps them. It turns out a bunch, which is mounted on a hook for a ringlet. Bundles of bloodworms can be prepared in advance.

Stern bloodworms are delivered to the bottom by a special feeder, the lid of which is located below and opens when it hits the bottom of a reservoir or when the cord snaps sharply. If there is a small current in the reservoir, then the feeding bloodworm is better lowered to the bottom, if there is no current, then it is more efficient to sprinkle the feed about a meter from the bottom. In water bodies where the depth does not exceed 2-3 m and there is no current, the feeding bloodworm can be thrown directly into the hole in small portions. He slowly drowns, creating a vibrant, bright red chain. It quickly attracts fish. If there is a small current in a shallow pond, two holes must be drilled downstream at a distance of one meter from one another. Fish should be fed in the hole, which is located upstream, while fishing can be successful in both holes.

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