This article will help you properly prepare for the upcoming fishing trip, as well as decide what to take with you, how to fish, and also answer other questions that arise.
HOME PREPARATION FOR FEEDER FISHING
You need to start getting ready no later than the day before. What needs to be boiled must be boiled, what needs to be steamed – steam. You also need to prepare the right number of leashes. Who needs as much is everyone’s business – it all depends on the place of fishing. In the place where I used to fish, I need:
- two leashes 0.6-0.7 meters each, as well as two 0.4-0.45 m long, together with hooks number 18 with a short forearm for 1-2 maggots, which are worn in a “stocking”. Often the bite becomes so sharp that the most flexible tip of a parabolic rod wiggles slightly. These bites are normal this year. In our opinion, the reason for this is the rather intense heat and, as a result, sluggish fish. Thus, these hooks are now the most popular. Several maggots, which are attached directly to the tail on a rather large hook, are simply methodically sucked. The bite is also present in sufficient quantity, but only gnawed skins remain on the hook.
- two leashes of 0.6-0.7 meters, as well as two with a length of 0.4-0.45 m together with hooks number 18 for bloodworms. It is impossible to say for sure what exactly tomorrow will bite better. Due to the aforementioned “careful” bite, which is typical for this year, I start with these hooks.
- two leads of 0.6-0.7 meters, as well as two of 0.4-0.45 m long, together with hooks number 14-16 with a forend of up to four maggots, clinging to the tail with an active bite. These hooks have always been the most popular. This year I usually use them for bream.
- two leashes of 0.6-0.7 meters each, as well as two 0.4-0.45 m long, together with hooks number 10-12 with a long forearm under the worm (just in case).
In total, we get 16 leads. Short ones are used if there is no current, and long ones – if the hydroelectric power station provides water. I draw your attention to the fact that such a set is the minimum, there is nothing superfluous. I have been fishing on this site for many years and I am sure of the specified list.
Under unknown conditions, at least, it is necessary to prepare leashes of 0.8-0.9 m. In addition, leashes are made not in double, but in triple copy – you never know how things will go. Completely different leashes and hooks are needed for fishing at night, as well as directly for fishing on the “paysite”. Naturally, for 20-30 leads you need a leader. After researching some of the species, I decided to use upholstery rollers – cheap and cheerful.
Let’s check the availability and types of feeders. In addition, we check the availability of tools for mounting the equipment or prepare the equipment in advance. For such things you need to get yourself a fishing box. I use small and large. In the case of a trip to a familiar place, I use only what is required there (a fairly small set). If I am exploring new places, then I use a large set with the maximum amount of inventory.
It is preferable to examine the condition of the rods. In particular, you should pay attention to the rings by cleaning and wiping them. You should also pay attention to the performance of the coil, also cleaning it from dirt. You should also have several rods with you, especially if you go fishing in unfamiliar places. If the site is familiar to you, you can limit yourself to one rod, but I prefer to be fully armed.
PREPARING ON THE SPOT
When you have arrived at a new place, having assembled the rod, attach the marker rig to it and study the bottom of the reservoir. Do not neglect this procedure or spare the time spent. It is much better to spend a couple of hours and find a good place where the fish will be convenient and, in principle, possible to catch. With a successful choice of revenge, regardless of the bait, you will definitely not leave without prey. Otherwise, even the most expensive groundbait will not help you.
After finding a good place (current “a”), while the load is in this place, we determine a landmark on the opposite bank in the alignment with a stretched cord. Then, exhausting such a cord, we determine the distance by directly counting the turns of the handle of our reel. Let’s say we have done fifty turns. We fix this distance by clamping the coil with a clip. Cooking groundbait. While she “reaches”, we prepare the place, as well as the gear. Be sure to take into account that bait, rod, line, bait (attachments), feeders and spare equipment, as well as other devices should be at hand.
If everything is ready, then just in case we check the viscosity of the bait again. Now it should have already absorbed water, a little swollen and slightly lost its viscosity. By adding water (for better, even wetting, it is best to use a spray bottle), you should bring the viscosity of the bait to the required condition.
We adapt the feeding trough of increased volume, filling it with bait. Immediately after throwing the feeder towards the established reference point, it will “land” somewhat closer to the point we have defined (point “c”), because We found the distance to point “a” by a stretched cord, and when the feeder is lowered to the bottom, an arc is formed from the forest, leading to the formation of a slack. As a result, the rig turns out to be where fishing is unrealistic (for example, in seaweed or on the edge of the edge).
We choose this slack while counting the turns of the handle at the handle of the reel. Let’s say it turned out “p” equal to 3 turns. If we are fishing on the current, then immediately after choosing the slack along the stretched line, we check the amount of drift of the feeder from the selected beacon and remember the direction correction when taking into account the current. We release the reeled 3 turns, unclip the wood and release three more turns. In this position, we fix the forest with a clip. Taking into account the necessary allowance for slack on the reel, there will be fifty-three turns. Further, after casting, taking into account the correction for the flow, the feeder falls exactly to point “a”. We carry out the feeding of the fishing point. Ten casts will be enough.
If you found 2 equivalent points “a” and “o” (for example, the upper and lower edges of the brow), but do not know where the bite is better today, feed both of them, just in case. Next, we clip to the forest for the desired point “a”, and to feed the near point “o”, after casting to the clip, while the feeder goes down, you need to find the difference in the distance “e” with the coil, as if you were pulling the feeder closer to you (green line). In this case, the feeder will drop to the “o” point. Note that you shouldn’t rotate the coil quickly enough, because the groundbait in this case will be washed out even before lowering to the bottom. Consequently, the possible difference in the distances “e” between the two points depends directly on the depth and, if anything, it cannot be less than 5 meters.
A similar technique is used when the rod is long enough for the desired distance, but the desired one is not at hand. In this case, in order to avoid a strong dynamic impact when releasing the clip and, consequently, tearing off the rig, the scaffold is specially clipped a little further (again, up to five meters) than it should be, and the excess is already selected by the coil while the feeder is immersed.
Immediately after feeding, we fix the working feeder and, if we are fishing on the current, after the first casts along the stretched cord we determine the demolition of the feeder. Because feeding and working troughs have different weights, sink rate and drift rate, they are likely to be different. We re-correct the direction and start fishing. When we fish with the same feeder from which we were fed, the amendments need not be made.
If there is prey in the fishing area, bites are made for a maximum of 5 minutes. If there are no bites, do not wait – make re-rolls, increasing the amount of bait at the bottom. When 2 points have been fed, and there is no bite on both of them, we cast in turn. If one place is found correctly, the fish will come in 30-50 minutes.
If biting is present, but not frequent, try increasing the length of the leader or changing the bait (or bait). If the bite is present but very quiet, it is also necessary to increase the length of the leash or change the bait (or the nozzle), and with it the size of the hook.
If the rig breaks, restore the distance. We attach the weight-olive, and then we throw it. We clamp the wood with a clip and exhaust it, counting the turns of the coil handle. For example, it turned out sixty turns. We cast again to the clip. We wind seven turns, then clip. There are fifty-three turns left, which is what we need in our example.