Fishing for perch on a float in summer
Fishing for perch in summer is very diverse in ways and even somewhat unusual. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages and is of particular interest.
Perch is excellently caught with a donk and a float rod, a gutter and a spoon, and other types of tackle.
Perch tackle and bait
Fishing for perch on a float is desirable in reservoirs without a current or a very weak current, such as a pond, river backwaters, pools, a lake. The choice of the float must be made taking into account the size of the bait, the smaller it is, the lighter the float should be.
A better option would be a DIY float than a purchased one. For its manufacture, a bark, or a wine cork, pre-processed to the required size and improved, is suitable. The weights are in the form of a pellet, which is attached at a distance from the hook a little more than twenty centimeters.
The main condition is the position of the float, which must be perpendicular to the surface of the water. Nozzle, worm or crab meat piece.
The bait is kept no higher than ten centimeters from the bottom surface or directly at the very bottom.
When the bait is live bait, it can be small roach and verkhovka. When fishing for perch on a float, the best option would be to hook the live bait under the dorsal fin or behind the first fin from the tail, and pull the hook in front of the live bait head.
Features of the perch bite in summer
Perch grabs the bait very quickly, especially large individuals. With a successful attack, it drags the victim to the bottom, and gradually swallows it. The bite of medium and small perch is different, it takes the bait less sharply, the float first sways on the surface, and only then drags it under the water. Float immersion, means the time to complete the sweep.
In order not to miss this moment, the rod must have a rather sensitive tip. Otherwise, if the moment of the start of the bite is missed, the perch will swallow the hook too deeply.
You should strike sharply, but not strongly, so that the perch does not cut off the lip, and does not come off. In case of a successful hooking of a large fish, one feels that the line may break, it is worth waiting, exhausting the prey. And only after she gets tired of starting to play out.
In summer, perch is well caught with a pair of rods with different attachments. Also, more often, the place of fishing changes, because it may happen that the whole flock can be frightened by one caught perch.