Fishing in a small body of water

Small reservoirs are characterized by this, that they often have a high stock of fish. The quiet behavior of fishing with simple equipment then brings good results.
Fishing in small water bodies requires overcoming many difficulties. Swampy shores, a large amount of coastal vegetation and bushes, the muddy bottom and the largely overgrown reservoir make fishing very difficult. On the other hand, the amount of fish present in this, mostly calm water, is amazing. Ropes, crucian carp, carps and other species of quiet feeding fish find here large amounts of food among aquatic vegetation and in the muddy bottom. The shores covered with vegetation and warm water create excellent spawning conditions for the fish. Pike, perches and eels can hardly worry about food and effortlessly "fatten" on fish of a peaceful feeding. Small bodies of water are quite diverse. We include oxbow lakes among them, joints, a puddle and ditches with water. They are rarely deeper than one and a half meters. The abundance of fish in these reservoirs, often seem uninteresting at first glance, makes, that they are attractive to anglers. The fish here are rarely disturbed by walkers or people practicing water sports. For this reason, each, unusual blur on the shore makes, that the fish react to them immediately. In addition, the marshy ground transmits all vibrations well. So choosing the right fishery is very important. In summer, the fish stay in shady places or under coastal trees. Then try to look for a free "eye" there” among aquatic vegetation, even if it was only supposed to be half a square meter in size.

A small amount of bait

A large number of fish and the small size of the reservoir inhabited by them make it, that the fishery should be fed very sparingly. Otherwise – the fish will quickly become saturated and picky. As a rule, I only put one handful of groundbait into the water. If the fish are eating well, then I add another portion to them after some time. By acting very quietly, you can fish in close proximity to the shore, right under the rod tip. This way you have full control of the lure. The line also does not lie on the water surface, and the lure is not carried sideways by possible gusts of wind.
Fisheries located further from the shore require the use of a float in the set. Only thanks to this will we be sure, that the bait is in the right one, free from vegetation, place and did not catch anything. The more complex the set is, the easier it is to catch it on the vegetation while hauling the fish. There is for it – luckily – simple advice: a set that is so "Spartan" should be used”, as possible.
I personally give up the stopwatch, lead and leader. Instead, I attach only a light one to the line, slim Waggler float. To do this, I thread the double-folded line through the float's eye and put it through the resulting loop. The float is then securely attached and can be moved along the line if necessary.
I attach a soft wire hook directly to the end of the line. I always set the ground a few centimeters smaller than the depth of the fishery. Weight of the bait used (cake, pasta) causes, that the float is positioned properly in the water.

Strong leader if needed

If there is a large amount of aquatic vegetation, it is advisable to use a strong leader. My practice has proven, that it does reduce – the overall sensitivity of the kit and leads to more empty bites, but it's better to have them rarely anymore, than losing a fish in vegetation every time. Therefore, the fishing line on the crucible and the rope should have a diameter 0,25 Mm, and on carp – 0,35 Mm.

I always use big lures. On the small side, such as white worms or individual corn kernels, they usually take small change, unwanted fish. In the summer months my best bait is the soft dough, from which I form balls the size of a walnut. Fish swallow them without any problem, and the bites are exceptionally pretty. Smaller fish, weighing up to 1 Kg, I'm hauling fast just below the water's surface, in order not to frighten other individuals present in the fishery, to prevent the line from tangling.

In the case of larger art, hauling should not be too forceful or too fast. This could cause the hook to break or bend, or it could be pulled out of the fish's mouth. Apart from that, the chance of successfully completing the lobby is much greater, when the fish slowly "come out". The aforementioned strong leader will prevent the fish from breaking off, well stretched will literally "cut" the stems of waterlily that may cause the line to tangled.

another, also a good method, is catching on floating bread or sinking pieces of bread. This method is mainly used on carp. In a few places free of vegetation, I make small "rugs" from pieces of bread. I'm starting fishing, when the first fish are near the groundbait and start taking it from the surface of the water.

Ropes, I catch crucian carp or rudd stalking with the same set. I use fresh pieces of bread pulp as bait. They are soft and stick well to the hook. I give up alluring. I very carefully move from "eyelet to eye" and let the lure fall freely to the bottom several times. The main thing – in this difficult one, but a relaxing method – there are accurate throws and a good feeling.

I catch predatory fish in a very similar way. Lush aquatic vegetation causes, that we cannot spin and we rely only on fishing with a float. A dead fish will be the best bait here. We let her into promising "eyes" among the vegetation and let her "dance", moving the rod tip sensitively. For perch, you can try this trick with a little twister. The most important thing in this way of fishing is this, to give the lure as much "life" as possible and thus provoke it, rather not suffering from a lack of food predator, attack. Always wait a few moments in the fishing spots and give lazy fish the opportunity to catch the bait.

Fishing in the "pond". There should be as few lines as possible in the water. This avoids entanglement with aquatic vegetation. The heavy bait replaces lead and is then fished without a leader and stopper.

The float is attached at the lower end with a loop. It sticks to the line well and enables quick ground setting.

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