Winter bait on pike perch is a classic bait for catching this fish. In its shape and size, it differs from other lures. The spoon-bait on the pike perch must have a narrow elongated shape. The shape of the bait is due to the anatomical features of the pikeperch, which has a relatively small mouth and narrow pharynx. The spoon-bait should be as close to its shape as the fodder fish that pike perch feeds on.
Fishing for pike perch
Winter spoon-bait on pike perch is different and the way of fastening the hook. There are baits in which the hook (single, double or triple) is fastened to the spoon-bait with a hinge, through the winding ring. But there are spoon-baits, in which the hook (single or double) is fixed rigidly and does not move.
Each type has its own purpose. Spoon-baits with a hinged hook attachment are designed for fishing, when the fishing technique does not assume that the bait will touch the bottom or fall to the bottom in the process of catching. Such spoons are used in places where the bottom is strongly cluttered and the probability of a hook is high, if it is laid on the bottom.
But zander often loves it when the bait is on the bottom. And when you hit the bottom, a cloud of silt rises, which additionally attracts a predator. In these cases, and use a spoon with a rigid hook fixation.
In any situation, at any intensity of the game, the winter spoon-bait on the pike perch with a rigid fixation will be strictly crocheted at the bottom. If this does not happen, and the bait lies on the bottom sideways or crocheted downwards, then such a spinner requires adjustment and proper placement of the load inside the bait. It’s the spoon-bait, with a hard hook attachment suitable for the catching technique, when the bottom is full of hooks. The behavior of pike perch requires that the spoon bait touch the bottom.
But in some cases, the contamination of the bottom surface is so high that even such spoon-baiters become powerless and prone to hooks. The only way to get rid of hooks is to use mechanical hook guard.
Usually it is a small elastic plate, one end of which is soldered to the inside of the spoon-bait, along the axis of symmetry. And the second end is pressed to the hook hook due to the elasticity of the plate from the fore side.
Catching a pike perch in the winter on a spoon-bait
Before biting the plate covers the hook from the hooks. But as soon as the pike perch contracts its jaws, the plate goes down, and the hook remains free.
But such a winter bait on pike perch has a drawback. Pike perch often covers the bait with a body. This is his tactic, which he adheres, attacking the fish that feeds near the bottom. With open hooks, sweeping is possible. With a hook with a safety plate – no.
If enough long spoon-bait for pike perch are used, the predator’s grip on the front part of the bait without a hook is not ruled out. To avoid this, an additional hook is attached to the upper winding ring. But if there are normal attacks of pike perch, then the additional hook is removed.
As the pike perch reacts to the color of the bait, it is not completely clear. But from this it follows that in the box there must be baits with different colors and under different conditions of catching. By the way, a well adjusted bait, has a unique game, and even a small deformation can knock this game off. Therefore, each lure is better to store in a separate box with foam rubber.