November slush

Northern gusty gusts of wind, multi-stage air temperature, drizzle, passing grays. So, it's november. As soon as I remember back with late autumn fishing, I always associate cloudy and dark days, leaden clouds hanging overhead, "Ragged" hands from the wind and water from the seaweed detached from the anchors, chill stabbing the body and… a fire lit in wicker bushes. Fire is not only a boon of nature that gives warmth to a frozen body, hot food in the form of smoky sausages and mulled beer, it is also the realization of boyish dreams of loner cowboys, it is also a taste of mental freedom.

Often the very catching fish is just an excuse and an "alibi" for the wife to spend the few or several hours in this form, to sit by the fire by the murmuring water and ponder thoughtfully of the fish of life, those caught and those yet to be caught. How is this something different from what we live every day.

Not all anglers can and like to deal with the adversities of the weather, however, there are also such, for whom fishing never has a bad aura and no chill will chill them, because they know that both rain and wind do not always have a negative effect on bites, on the contrary, torrential rains saturate the upper water layers with oxygen very quickly, and this is known to encourage fish to feed. Rainfall make too, that in the waters there appear enormous amounts of food in the form of larvae washed from the shores, insects, various benthic animals. So often disliked by anglers, the wind has a positive effect, especially in windward places, causing continuous waves and water movement, which flushes out countless benthic organisms along with the sediments. The rising water level forces the fish to migrate, and thus causes "self-crafting” little interesting and fishless, places that were ignored by anglers until recently. In deep fisheries, in late autumn it is easy to meet a large fish. With a voracious burbot, the noble Danube salmon, thick zander. It's a rare time, but powerful beats. Rare, because the sluggish and sluggish body of predators saves as much as it can hard-gained energy. And every attack, every start and chase after a victim is a waste of precious calories.

There is a dilemma in the fish heads – it pays to hit or not? Or the roach just passing by (or maybe a swaying and tempting wobbler?), will compensate for the effort put into the attack. The choice of the victim is mainly determined by the energy factor.

So, November's fishing is a time of waiting for fish that are reluctant to bite frequently. It is also the time of sitting alive, dead sausage or bleak at the end of the line. It is finally time to dream about a big trophy. Because if not now, so when?

However, in order to experience the charm of "cold fishing" even more fully, it becomes necessary to "warm" preparation for the trip. The necessity to take clothes suitable for this season to the fishery, a raincoat. If the fishing requires longer wading, waders will turn out to be beneficial. But not the rubber ones, in which after an hour of standing in the water you do not feel your toes, but you are made of neoprene. Fact, a bit expensive, but mercilessly comfortable and warm. It's worth having them. Roots and joints in the future will pay for the costs incurred in two ways with less pain in the limbs and the "lower back"”. You should also remember about the head. It's not the time of November for spotted nylon caps. If we don't like woolen ones, at least let them have a warming insert.

There, those who have experienced sinus pain will understand the author's intention. With store shelves currently overloaded with fishing gear, choosing the right clothing is not difficult – just a matter of taste. Remember that it should be light and super warm, Np. goretex. And enough.
In order not to be accused of promoting self-mortifying fishing, I mark, that I do not, of course, promote fishing when the low-pressure front passes with downpours, gale and generally "perfidious" weather makes it completely impossible to fish normally.

Instead, I would like to draw your attention to a fact, that if the plague will surprise us in the fishery, do not be discouraged immediately and roll up the "stuff". Often, after such a fatal wave has passed, the sky is brightening up, the water calms down, the fish stop fussy and go to work, collecting all vermin and washed insects carried with the flow, suddenly torn from winter huts. The fish-eaters come to life, staring greedily at the provoking and tempting little thing appearing in the field of view. Angling soul rejoices, and the stiff hands find a job, every now and then taking the hooks out of the fish's mouths. And I no longer feel cold and rain and that I feel wet and cool under my clothes, and the cloak is pouring a drip of liquid, that he splashes in his shoes. Man in a hurry, because the next downpour is about to come and the brawls will be over as soon as they started. It is then easy to take out a not narrow range of fish species from one fishery.

What is the conclusion of this? There are various surprises associated with late autumn fishing, variability and chimerism in the behavior of fish resulting from a specific biometeorological system at a given time. Undoubtedly, fishing intuition and the so-called. correct reading of the water.

Migrating fish at that time took completely different positions from those so far "standard".

The frequent summer randomness of bites also plays a minor role. In November, success should be "come out" or wait for it, even when nasty slush stands in the way, with particular emphasis on the above-mentioned. hydrological factors, choosing the right tactics and its consistent implementation. Personally, I am adding an optimistic attitude to the situation, self-confidence and faith in success, and the results will come and compensate for the beautifully suffered sacrifices. For the toughened up, there is no problem of the weather, there can only be a problem with clothes and… resistance.

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