Fishing in the summer heat

In the summer heat, almost all fish lose their appetite and go somewhere cooler – to the depths, into the shade. Many fishing enthusiasts still do not lose hope and try to catch someone, in their time-tested places, or are looking for new ones, where, as it seems to them, it is in this heat that the fish should look for coolness. In this case, it would be nice to walk along the coast to a shady place with branches of trees or bushes hanging over the water, and try your luck there.

In extreme heat, the fish, of course, hides, looking for a variety of hiding places – driftwood, stones, pits, or something similar. Yazi, for example, or chubs, are very fond of hiding in such weather under the overhanging branches of trees, in a snag or driftwood. Perch, rudd, roach or bream also do not leave such places with their attention. If there are dumps nearby, especially snaggy ones, then the bream will not allow such a place to be empty, and if there is also a current near such a dump, then, with a high probability, large bream will gather there. Such a shady place, comfortable for fish, is far from always comfortable for the fisherman himself; it is sometimes quite problematic to comfortably sit on it. It is this inconvenience that allows you to take only the necessary minimum with you – most often only one tackle, light enough and a chair, also small.

A telescopic rod is most suitable, its optimal length is from four to five meters. The best choice would be graphite, light, with a dough of twenty to forty grams and the obligatory light tip. Since there is a lot of all kinds of vegetation and snags around, the probability of a snag is very high. Most often, in such shady places, the water is also quite cloudy, and the fish in the summer heat is not particularly shy. That is why the line should not be too thin, and you can safely put a line two tenths of a millimeter thick or a little more, and not fluorocarbon, but monofilament. In such difficult conditions, you can try a hybrid of a donkey with a float – a simple fishing rod without a float with the simplest rigging. The rig consists of a fishing line (monofilament, thickness of about two tenths of a millimeter), a sinker (sliding, cone or pellet, weight from five to fifteen grams), a stopper for stopping the sinker (or just a loop), the leash is selected depending on specific conditions (such like the current, bait and the general mood of the fish), its thickness is about one and a half millimeters, its length is from fifteen to fifty millimeters. It is better to have a whole bunch of leashes – both small, and longer, and the longest, for fastening it will be convenient to use a carabiner. The hook is selected according to the size of the fish, for large (bream, for example, or crucian carp) – from the eighth to the tenth number, for small fish (roach, for example) – from the twelfth to the fourteenth number. The coil is with a well-oiled friction, its capacity is from two to two and a half thousand.

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An ideal attachment is local or one that, in principle, can fall from a tree – a caterpillar, for example, or a beetle like a bark beetle. If the caterpillars and beetles are over, then you can take banal worms (ideally local), maggots, bloodworms. From vegetable baits, you can take bread, steamed grains, corn, bread or peas. You can start with worms in the absence of interest in it, switch to local caterpillars and beetles, if they are not interesting – to maggots and bloodworms, the main thing is to sort out all the available ones and find an attractive one right now and here. If you don’t like a single animal bait, you can try the vegetable one – it’s summer after all. Groundbait is a must, especially if the water is cloudy. For bream, silver bream or weighty roach, the bait should be inactive, for chub, ide or small roach – on the contrary, quickly pop up.

Fishing under the shadow of shady trees is quite promising even in the summer heat, the main thing is to understand what the capricious and hot-tired fish will like right now and to act carefully and carefully, trying to make as little noise as possible.

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