Errors in Catching Walleye

More and more fishermen use when fishing for walleye soft plastic lures. However, jig fishing from the shore you can do a lot wrong. Consider the ten most common mistakes.

  1. Too short rod

Too short rod (less than 2.40 m) increases the risk of hooking more than 50%. In the coastal zone, where you can always expect a bite at his feet, the soft plastic bait on a jig - head often gets stuck between the big stones. In addition, it is with a long rod-like bait spends most efficiently (high jumps performed with long phases of falling). And if you happen to hook, remove it with a long rod without problems. The ideal length of the "stick" of 2.70 m, 3.00 m even better. The perfect rod has a soft and responsive tip is, but it is powerful enough for undercutting.

The perfect rod has a soft and responsive tip is, but it is powerful enough for undercutting.

  1. Too soft rod

Blank need a quick and hard. When jig fishing rod should respond to any, even the smallest movement of the hand. It can be as bait jump, and sweeps. Proper jig rod allows the lure to start, snatch his movements are not amortized soft apex. The result: faster spinning rod, the less tedious jumping silicone lures and the straighter turn’s sweeps. In fish, however carefully they may peck almost no chance to escape. In addition, rigid base whip provides the necessary force to cuttings and sufficient power reserves for stretching. When fishing jig is required almost no stretch braided fishing line. And where there are pike, we should not forget about steel leash.

  1. Incorrect fishing line

Often, instead of braided nylon fishing line used. But the past is strongly stretched, because on it the bait behaves like a rubber belt. A "silicone" should respond without delay to every jerk rod tip. Lines Dyneema - woven, twisted or made of glued together fibers - have very little stretch, making it ideal for main line jig fishing. This also adds another and a very high breaking load with a minimum diameter. This is a huge advantage when fishing in waters teeming with hooks. For fishing from the shore twister I prefer Dyneema fishing line diameter 0.10-0.15 mm.

Modern high-quality woods breaking force and strength in knots even with a small diameter is sufficient to pull the bike out of the water. Since such an unusually thin fishing line, with them, you can use light jig head and thus achieve long-range casting. This combination of hard-elastic rods and fishing line that has no tension, it seems when pulling too risky, the meter can be mounted in front fluorokarbona leash, to provide cushioning.

  1. Lack of tension fishing line

Often fishing line is slack. This is a gross mistake - and it does not matter, carried out with the help of jumping bait rod tip or practice "lazy" with the help of fishing reels, fishing line passing between the fingers. Most anglers without hesitation allow "silicone" flops to the bottom; they do not seek contact with the bait. Bites because recognized late, and sometimes even go unnoticed. Successful fishing should be provided with a direct contact with bait fishing by rod tip. It does not matter, as the angler feels bite eventually - through the rod tip, hand or fingers.

This will be possible only when the fishing line taut. My advice is to cover the handle of the coil immediately after hitting the bait on the water surface. Your soft plastic bait is then automatically hesitating to descend to the fishing line stretched in the direction of the bottom. And if in the first phase of the bait drop will bite, you will surely feel it.

  1. Improper jig

How costly will be the day fishing from the shore, it depends to a decisive extent on the form jig head. Erie Football and best of all, because they have a large area to fit the bottom, which greatly reduces the number of hooks. In principle, you can catch and round jig heads, but then the eyelet must be placed at an angle of 90 °, and a smaller, more horizontal. Then the lure would be better to climb from the bottom, it is not so easy to get stuck between the stones. Thanks to the flattened base jig stands on the bottom of the reservoir, hardly slides down into the space between the stones and aggressive hook directed upwards, instead of the side of the topple. If the fish is in the resting phase jig dare do bite, hook rests on the void.

  1. Too heavy jig

Often caught with a very heavy jig head. And it should be as easy as possible and as heavy as far as necessary. Who catches in standing water on the jig, the fine will cost heads weighing 5-15 g Even if silicone bait takes time to reach the bottom, do not rush it, and do not mount a heavy head on the line. It is better to use a long phase of bait slip: it brings bite. However, when fishing on the river light jig will be rolled, and silicone bait may be in the wrong place, then you need to put a heavier jig.

But here overload is not the solution, because the bait has to make jumps, and this is possible only with a slight lead head. Just do not overdo it - bait with extremely light head will blow away within. Therefore, when fishing in the river, not only the flow velocity and depth. For example, on small areas of the Elbe, in spite of the strong current, you can do a load weight of 15 g, and on the Rhine between deep bunami have to use head weighing up to 35 grams, to the bait did not lose stability.

  1. The irregular shape of the tail

Forget the typical baits for catching in a plumb with a forked tail and tail Pintail for fishing in standing water. Their entry, perhaps even dropping to the bottom, brings little joy. Another thing - to catch on "silicone" has a tail in the form of a hammer and sickle. Sanding large area and the tail quivering tail shaped like a banana, working as a parachute and slow down soft plastic bait. Phase drop it lengthens, and soft plastic bait stays longer in sight of predators. In addition, forms the tail move large quantities of water that causes the soft plastic bait to vibrate.

The vibrations emanating from the tail and extending to the entire silicone bait especially attractive to pike. You can maintain the coastal fishing and jig lures with forked tail without a game, but not in still water, and currents. These baits spend short rapid jerks, rapid rotation with instantaneous stopping the retrieve (for "lazy" fishing) or blows rod tip using a hand brush that provides a typical mini-jumping, in which typically a sedentary V-jig seductively swaying and dancing.

  1. Too far from the bottom of

Many fears bait hooks and sent to the water column, but not to the bottom. The fact that the soft plastic bait from time to time carried out as Spoons, there is nothing wrong. In this way, catch near the shore perch hunting between stones or between the islands of aquatic vegetation. But most of the "fanged" waiting for prey at the bottom. Who wants to catch a pike on the jig, he should take the risk and keep the bait jumps in which the jig hits regularly on the bottom of the reservoir. No matter how to achieve such a posting - lifting rod or hold it at a shallow depth with the "lazy" fishing. If the bait passes dangerously close to the stones, I lift the rod and cause the bait to keep playing.

  1. Too rarely caught in the shallows

Why throw away the bait, if the fish are so close? Often it is in the last meters of wiring predators long enough accompanying lure hesitant to bite. Who pulls the bait out of the water early, may be left with nothing. In most cases, the angler does not see going for the bait fish. Only the most powerful breaker before kicking indicates missed chance. My advice is to catch the last few meters, slowly drawing the bait without jumping. Imitation fleeing fish walleye lures much stronger. Buna always popular among anglers. It has calm water and over. But be careful where near the shore underway hydraulic works, there are many new "hot spots".

Buna always popular among anglers. It has calm water and over. But be careful where near the shore underway hydraulic works, there are many new "hot spots".

  1. Ignore the main

Too rarely pay attention to external factors. Features of the reservoir, such as the strength and direction of currents, navigation, bottom structure, aquatic plants and more, affect fishing techniques as well as the choice of fishing grounds and the bait. In muddy water caused by heavy traffic of ships should pay particular attention to the coastal zone. The dark water perches in most cases are in shallow water, often at the feet of the angler. Sometimes the "silicone" is carried out over the soft bottom. In such cases, you should use a light jig head, it is best to Erie.

If a dense carpet of aquatic plants covers the bottom, it is worth thinking about the protection of grass. It should not give preference to the technique of catching hopping and slow undulating reeling at which the fish are biting best. If caught in the river with groynes, silicone bait cast downstream and tightens to itself against the current. With one exception: if the baffle the shore, that is the other side of the groynes, forms a reverse flow and almost no danger hooks, just her and not look for the big fish.

Errors in catching walleye in shallow water

Specialists in all directions distributing tips on how to catch properly can now be found at every turn. But in practice, not on every fishing trip is possible to achieve the desired result. And these are bad days, even in the most favorable calendar periods. In fact, the most basic factor in the success or failure is a fisherman himself. In reality, the days when the walleye will not react to your bait very, very small, and all the failures happen only because of the errors made by us that excusable in glutinous days, and in the days of weak activity simply reduce all of our efforts to "no". Eleven major such errors can be identified.

Power spinning

There is a widespread belief that spinning on walleye must be tough and powerful. But, in fact, the main requirement for walleye fishing in the spinning - this sensitivity. It must respond to any touch walleye bait to a fisherman, it was clear what was going on under the water in one time or another. Touching twister underwater vegetation, weak bite - all this must be quickly transferred into the hands of fisherman, so he was able in time to take this or that decision.

The thickness of the fishing line

The next mistake - the thicker woods, more reliable. Who says so, it forgets that it is not pulling a determining factor for success. Thick fishing line, which is, first of all, it is safe to pull, can do a disservice to all for the same sensitivity. And, therefore, when a thick fishing line may be trite to miss the most weak, sluggish walleye bite, which will result in the absence of the catch. When fishing on a small jig head fishing line should correspond to the weight of the bait, be fine. Too thick fishing line affects the character set by wiring you, reducing its effectiveness.

With the use of modern gear, the optimum thickness of fishing line - 0,2-0,24 mm. It is advisable to use the line hard, with minimum elongation. Using thin woods, on a fishing trip so you do not feel the influence of wind and currents. In addition, the weight of fine woods is significantly less than the thick, that the weak biting can be invaluable - especially when fishing for walleye in shallow water when using light jig head.

Carbines and swivels

The third misconception is that hooks and swivels are assistants to the angler. Yes, they are very convenient to change lures quickly, but bad biting presence cannot deprive us of one a snap of any additional element. If biting is weak, it is strongly suggested to go fishing without carbine - knit the bait directly to the main line. What is the cause - not thoroughly known? Perhaps wary pike just sees carabineer to the bait, all business in additional twists, but clearly statistics show that fishing without a carbine in the end turns out to be much more effective than with them.

Quality Twister does not affect the result

This is another misconception that is destroyed by the same practice. Yes, when fishing at a depth of an active predator often the case that some bait throw - all will be productive. But when fishing for walleye at shallow depths when using light jig head and slowly and steadily, most bait game plays a big role. Selecting twister for such conditions, it is necessary to pay special attention to its "softness". Too hard twister at slow wiring does not work; walleye may simply not pay attention to it. In particular, when fish are active. Of course, a good twister and is more expensive, but the price difference is not comparable to the effect obtained.

The larger the silicon - the larger perch

This is not so. For example, in low-biting close-twister can generally be ignored. In this period, perch on the contrary better respond to fry, small twister on the size of one and a half matches. No, of course, larger baits can also bring success, but the results are not the same.

Bait color is not important

It is not always so. Yes, at great depths, and even in the period of active bite, color does not matter. At the same time, in shallow water, so when the transparent color can be, at times, critical. And go fishing without a certain set of twisters most running colors, at least, is not reasonable.

We offer the following list of colors (performance), which should always be kept in a box in her when going on a fishing trip:

- Steel nacre Glitter

- Pure white

- Red White

- Light green

- lemon

- Orange

Of course, in every region, in every pond effective colors may vary. H, if you believe that color does have a value, and then sooner or later you own empirically evaluate the kit, which works exactly on your favorite body of water.

The heavier the jig - the easier it is to catch

This statement is only at great depths. In shallow water, heavy jig on the contrary it is practically impossible to implement a stepped wiring. This is because the angle of inclination of line in this case is quite sharp, heavy jig will simply drag on the bottom, not only attracting especially passive walleye. But light jig heads come off perfectly by a few centimeters, and slowly sinks to the bottom, thus achieving proper gradation wiring. Before and bottom hooks of the lower case.

Faster pull - Faster catch

We must say at once that in shallow water, so even when the languid biting, only effective slow posting. No matter how long you get a step, no matter how much you make revolutions coil between pauses. The main thing - as the wiring can be carried out more slowly and make a pause of a few seconds. This game even interested in full pike because it simulates a weak fish, catch up with that will not be difficult.

The farther away - the bigger

The most common mistake novice fishermen when fishing in shallow water - an attempt to throw as far as possible from the coast. However, this is not a correct judgment. The bulk of the casting to be along the coast and a bit obliquely. This boat should be just 2-3 meters from the shore. You should begin with the cast along the shoreline and gradually take away the bait to the depth? So you can quickly and accurately determine the place walleye parking at what distance from the coast, the depth at which it is in a given period of time is worth.

The fish need to hatch

Many people make this mistake, stopping at one place and waiting for the approach or activity of the fish. But it is much more correct when fishing from the shore, especially in low-biting, in one place does not stop for more than 10 minutes, while constantly searching. A boat - 20-30 minutes, because as long as you swam, and probably a little a noise that will cause the fish to lay low for a while. Exceptions are places where there was bite - then it (the place) will need to pay more attention to some.

Pike - fish are not careful

Many fishermen believe that pike - not trout and chub and it makes no sense to be cautious. This is so only if the fishing at depth. But in shallow water - is another matter. It is necessary not only to make noise in the boat or on the beach, but also to take care of his disguise. For example, if you catch standing on the shore, it will greatly stand out from the coastline that can make walleye lures in general to stop the persecution.

We must also keep track of the location of the sun and to its rays did not put you on the background of the sky and not to cast a shadow on the water. Landfall should be with extreme caution, avoiding any noise or even box with lures. Choose clothes protective colors, taking into account the terrain on which will catch. But the cost of your clothes is not important - the main thing that it effectively hides you from fish eyes.

If we carefully examine all of the above, and our advice to adopt - Your chances of success will increase significantly. And even in the most unfavorable time for the fish you will always be able to get away from the reservoir to the scoring result. The main thing - remember that if you cannot quickly fix their mistakes, they are best prevented.

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