This fishing was dedicated to catching Brook trout (or vernacular – pestle). Trout pecked all day from dam to dam. A bonus instance was trout weighing about 1 kilogram. Fished only on wobblers
Brook trout (or vernacular – pestle) is widespread not only in Europe but throughout the world. Catching this fish is considered one of the most exciting. There are many anglers who specialize only in trout fishing. Brook trout, or pestle, inhabits many fast and cold-water rivers of the European part of Russia: it is usually found in Karelia, on the Kola Peninsula, in the Baltic Sea basin, in the Caucasus and in the Crimea. Usually found in those reservoirs where sea or lake trout could get.
In appearance and color, brook trout differs from sea and lake trout: red or orange spots surrounded by a light rim are characteristic. The usual weight of this fish is from 300 to 500 g, however, specimens weighing up to 1-2 kg are found.
In summer, a small pestle keeps in small groups on the river valleys, choosing quiet sections, and a large pestle prefers deeper places near shelters (a tree fallen into the water, large stones, etc.). Likes to stand on the piles of shallow depths, on steep banks, which are hit by a stream of water, or on the border of fast and slow currents. In spring and autumn, it does not go far from its favorite sites, choosing nearby deeper and quieter places.
This fish spends most of its life settled, making small movements only in search of convenient spawning grounds and sometimes during floods, rising in both cases upstream.
It spawns on shallow and quick rifts, and spawning, even in the same river, stretches and lasts from October to February, at water temperatures from 0 to 60 ° C.
It feeds throughout the year, except for the spawning period, the hottest days in the middle of summer and the moments of sharp turbidity of the water. Small crustaceans, insect larvae, insects, fish roe serve as food, and sometimes small fish (mainly minnow) for large pestles. In the summer it eats mainly in the morning and evening. In the north it feeds on white nights. In spring and autumn, as well as in cold cloudy weather, it eats almost all day.
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