Search predatory fish in an unknown pond

Every man is such that he constantly pulls to knowledge of something new. When he was passionate about fishing, it is unlikely that he will be indifferent to the search for fish in unknown waters. So our friends spinning command adheres to the principle of the study is not yet honest report it to the full reservoirs and finding it interesting catch ability points. A Point of Interest increases every confidence as held spinning, the ability to find fish anywhere.

Since we have abandoned the tradition of visiting friend’s reservoirs, now before fishing it is important to solve the question of choosing a new place to which to go. This choice is influenced by several factors. For example, consider the time of year and the corresponding features of specific places, even if we do have never been visited.

Search predatory fish in an unknown pond

All sorts of information from the ship’s sailing directions, topographical maps, or simply from the familiar – of the depths of the alleged fishing spots, specific features of the waters of interest to us – is always relevant. You cannot, however, forget the fact that in the spring, summer, autumn and winter at the same topographic characteristics of the place may be different – and different depth and relief.

And the power flow is different. And the presence of a predator in different areas of the reservoir is also determined by the time of the year. So if you are left without spring catch, it does not mean that in the summer or fall at the same point will be a positive result. You must navigate the habits and habitats of typical predator in each period of the annual cycle. So, in the fall need to give preference to sites with significant depth and mean flow. Spring – the coastal areas to drop deep and bushes.

Especially good if you fall into the pond near small rivers or streams. In winter, it should be to catch a predator near its wintering pits. That is – to give preference to the places where the most characterized by the presence of a predator itself, but to find a place where he goes hunting near its usual habitat is only a matter of technique.

If you select the search area, you must also take into account the expected forecast wind direction and strength – a strong wind in the face or along the river spinning fishing can be very difficult. If there is a choice among a number of new jobs, it is preferable to draw attention to parts of the river bed with turns as to external banks bends depth for jig fishing may be the most suitable. And the very converts for relief in a way that produced all sorts piled up, and the pit, where the search for the most efficient predator. All of the above applies to the case when we choose a point on the map, even if not familiar. But it also happens that we will find ourselves already on the fate of such a place, which generally does not have the slightest idea.

What to bring?

After selecting a destination you must decide on the lures. What is the range of jig lures cook? Of course, such a trip, he has to be as complete as possible and abundant species in its composition and weighting. Everyone defines for itself, by virtue of familiarity to those or other types of baits. I think that you have already checked the bait should work in a new place, especially if the water body is already known in general terms.

But even with a small knowledge of the waters of the forthcoming visit is possible to focus on the specific weight of lures. For example, if the depth of the upcoming fishing spot can be significant, and is assumed to be a strong current, you should give preference to baits with a 25-gram and higher weights. However, this does not always work. I remember fishing when my friend and I first arrived at the now well-known place for us.

Six-meter depth across the bend of the river, to the wells of 10-15 m. Scored a heavy weight range of baits, but it turned out that, despite the decent depth, for here is below average, which is quite possible to catch bait, equipped with 18- and 20-gram goods. And, tearing on the unexplored snags its entire range of “light” lures; we were forced to seek not so much fishing spots, such as where it was possible to fully carry out heavy lures.

Thus, the weight range of baits is better to prepare the most varied and sufficient in quantitative terms. Wear this with an arsenal along the beach is not necessary, and to have its stock in the car will be very useful. This is especially true if you are leaving on a fishing trip for quite a long time.

Where to begin?

So, finally we got! Firstly, from a map to orient the area to have an idea of ​​not only what is the point you are now, and what to expect, for example, at the next bend in the river. If this point is the starting point of the investigation, then, slowly, inspect the coastline and the specificity of the flow here (which is especially convenient to do with the steep bank of the river, when the landscape is in full view).

As a rule, each coastal ledge, narrowing the channel, the bay, the direction and strength of currents – everyone is talking about the features of the bottom relief and, accordingly, the possibility of the presence of fish there. Thus, we have to define ourselves theoretically the most interesting fishing on the point. Visually monitor the upcoming fishing waters preferably in calm weather, especially in the course of this case can be seen much better.

What exactly is the point may be of interest to us?

Search predatory fish in an unknown pond

Here, for example, coastal projections on the outer sides of the river bends – they can point to promising bottom topography. And if for such a projection is present during the reverse and there, with high probability, it is a pit. And at each of the pit, as we know, there are input and output. Whereas here no predators to hunt? So, one noteworthy point is found.

Proof that here, sooner or later will come to feed the predator – a lot. If you are not prone to constant movement on the waters of the reservoir, it is possible to focus their attention only on a couple of places to apply a wait and see tactics, and predator sure once come out to feed.

Kohl coastal ledge is so large in size, which considerably narrows itself riverbed, the effective points of fishing may be a stretch of water in front of the Cape (where the bait after a throw to the demolition parallel to the shore and “punched” a fresh stream of water), and just below it . Most likely a positive result in the hot summer days, for there shall be cool water faster than other stand-up.

And during the whole day here quite often come to feed on walleye and pike. But as a rule, for a short time, because for a long time to stand strong jet on fish difficult. But for the Cape vulture could stay for quite a long time. There’s more parking it, rather than a place to hunt. Here also should show all his skill to lure a predator who is here.

Small protruding edge at the steep coast will show you the location of underwater ridges, which are possible for parking walleye or pike. The reservoir on a small part of these places more, the bottom and the terrain more rugged and, respectively, for the predator is very interesting. It was there and then standing in an ambush predator. A huge number of pike were caught just a few days, and had the impression that this “path” to fit the place caught another pike and occupied the vacant niche.

In unfamiliar places, of course, you need to pay special attention to areas of a reservoir with a large number of flooded trees, a favorite dwelling of our hunting object. If such sites in addition also interesting bottom topography, the chances of success are increased.

Even with no outstanding coastal landscape cannot find a treasured curb or pit, noticing such characteristic features as slowing down or changing the direction of flow, reverse flow, or vortex. And if the well is found and proved to be quite local, and even total depth in fishing waters is small, there is most likely the accumulation of a predator. Therefore, in the small hole it makes sense to check not only the inputs and outputs, but also her.

The narrowing of the river flow, as a rule, stronger than usual. In such places as possible a positive result, especially in the summer fishing. Once at trial fishing in a very familiar place is now where big enough depth on the long section of the pond, we were trying to find a parking space and a hunting predator. Almost all of the edge (and their number is impressive) were silent.

Change baits and wiring methods of results is also not allowed. But as was found in a relatively quiet rapids and a long section of the river, it went right. And for a short time in the evening sunset with a friend, we made up for a few empty (in terms of catching fish) hours that have been spent on exploration of unknown places.

In the morning I found a place, too, “shot”, and the overall result was not bad. Observed and daily outputs walleye here, and, as is well known, like the rapids in the narrow parts of the river – a real paradise for fishing for asp. In the autumn of the same given point it stopped working, but became caught fish at depth.

Search predatory fish in an unknown pond

If the coastal landscape and within the proposed fishing zone in monotonous, there are no visual differences of perspective space, the fruit can bring a systematic waters with moving downstream. This method of searching for fish is not only applicable to pre-selected area, but also in contact with absolutely unknown pond, where its depth and other features we do not know.

With this move the fisherman capture the identity of the predator – has not always an indicator of its permanent presence here, but the place it should be noted by you. And come back here later for repeated casting makes sense, because it may be that there still is something interesting that attracts the predator, but as long as it is not clear to us.

Particularly useful such intelligence can be to find local pits at a considerable distance from the shore, which is indirect evidence did not identify. And if it is found, then it is possible to expect success yet because this point “Fresh”, has not experienced any pressure from other spinning’s.

If, after reaching a pre-selected portion of you, you have found it already catching spinnings, and they are not bad things, or at least you are assured that their professionalism at a sufficient level, it remains at least evaluate their chosen point. And try to understand – what is the reason for their success: what kind of bottom topography in the fishery, in what way they spend the bait. And then try to apply these actions to nearby locations with similar characteristics.

In fact, more than a place unknown is not subject to attacks of spinning’s and poachers, the higher the chances of success.

Explore new places well in a constant and well-coordinated team. Each team member checks a part of the water area. Then the group comes together and everyone speaks about his fishing area. It is very useful for team members to change then studied zones and re-checks the promising places to look at them differently. So those are the most promising points, which are assigned in our collective noun status. This is necessary in order to continue to be clear – of which one is involved.

Features daily and annual cycles

There is another feature to check for new places. The fact that a predator biting during the day and the annual cycle is very unstable. And the time spent on exploration, can be quite long. I remember a case when an interesting pit was found using sonar.

She was immediately taken to a note, and later fully fished. Imagine my surprise when I was not able not only to catch any fish, but did not feel any impact. But as time passed, and somehow I came back in the afternoon on the stubborn point. And within 20 minutes, 3 caught walleye and one large perch.

Found in the afternoon in the exploration rifts, particularly if they are located near the pits with pronounced eyebrows, can give good results when the night catching walleye on crank baits or jigs easy.

What’s down there?

Just above I mentioned sounder. Yes, in this situation, this device can be very useful. In frequent statements fishermen: “With the sonar and each catch,” I argue that is still its main purpose – to find interesting places and features underwater bottom. We can save time when searching for promising points in unknown locations. Hoping that the instrument will show the fish on deep piled up, it is not necessary.

Firstly, at the moment there is a predator cannot be simply. Secondly, if we are moving on a motor boat and the depth below us is insignificant, it is very likely that the fish will be frightened by us, and will go back only after some time. Third, the engineering thought has not gone so far as to explicitly determine the type and the exact size of the fish. At least in my experience, 15-20 pound catfish were shown sonar Hammibird TX 350 is exactly the same as a pound and chub.

And, with each new visit, our first unfamiliar place gradually transformed in the home, where all the details are known about the bottom of the landscape and current. You probably already know where the fish comes out to feed, where you can hope to succeed in the morning, and where the probable bite hot day. And there is a lot of new places that pose a riddle to us you will discover!

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