Winter fishing on Kama
The Kama River is located in the European part of Russia. It is the largest left tributary of the Volga. The river originates in the central regions of the Verkhnekamsk Upland. Further, it flows between the heights of the High Trans-Volga region along a wide, at times narrowing, valley. In the upper reaches, the channel is winding and unstable, on the floodplain there are oxbows. Below the Kama, it becomes an abounding river. Along the right bank, meadows constantly stretch, and on the left bank there are a large number of cliffs and hills, the terrain is heavily indented.
Many fishermen are ready to confirm that winter fishing on Kama can be an unforgettable experience. In addition to the real pleasure that comes from being close to the picturesque nature, in these places you can safely count on a big catch. However, like any other type of fishing, fishing on the Kama in winter has its own characteristics and secrets.
In our latitudes, there are a huge number of different types of fish. This became possible due to the appropriate climatic conditions. So, let’s now talk a little more about what kind of fish you should focus on if you are waiting for fishing on the Kama in winter.
In fact, the space for activity is more than huge: in the local waters you can find catfish, pike, carp, perch, bleak, carp, and bream …
Bersh is very interesting. True, it makes no sense to purposefully try to catch this fish – the bite is very unstable. But in parallel with fishing for pike or perch, catching a bersh is more than real. Bersh meat is very similar in taste to pike perch, but a little tougher.
For lucky fishermen, fishing on the Kama in winter can bring a large chub weighing about 6-8 kilograms. A characteristic feature of this fish is two-row powerful pharyngeal teeth, on the tops of which there are special hooks.
Choosing a place for winter fishing on the Kama
It is clear that even if you acquire expensive gear, fishing on the Kama in winter will not bring you the desired catch. After all, to become a really good fisherman, you need to have a wide knowledge of where and how to catch each specific type of fish.
The choice of location, frankly speaking, depends on what kind of loot you are counting on. In cold weather, anglers have a huge advantage – they have the entire surface of the reservoir at their disposal, and they can choose any point. However, the search for fish becomes somewhat problematic, since everything that happens under water is hidden from human eyes.
A large number of fish can always be found in those areas where there are thickets of reeds. Pikes, perches and other fish are caught in such places. However, horsetails are the main attraction for fish. Almost always at the beginning of winter, among the thickets of horsetails, there are many perches of various sizes. In winter, there is more air in the thickets of horsetail (it enriches the water, standing out from the stems of plants). Because of this, horsetails attract other fish as well. Actually, the very presence of thickets suggests that the site you have chosen is rich in different species.
If we are talking about such an activity as winter fishing, it is impossible to give an unambiguous answer to the question of what is more effective: to look for fish or wait for a bite in one place. It happens that in the second case, fishermen manage to catch a more generous catch than fidgets, who will manage to change a huge number of holes in a few hours.