Spining with your head

Fishing with spinning is not about counting kilometers and it is not a way to be successful. Rather, we should concentrate on a few good places. But how to find them in the river and what tactics to use?
Many of you will find this very surprising, that for spinning, the greatest danger is routine. For many years I have been fishing in "my" river the same way. Bait, the places and the technique used were the same all the time. Initially, I was successful. Later, as time goes on, it was getting worse. So it was necessary to introduce some innovation. But what? I decided to definitely stop "making" kilometers by the river. Instead, I wanted to concentrate on a few of the hard ones, though very promising places (jazzy, dams and 'cages” on the river).
I assumed the assumption of spinning "smartly", what – according to my expectations – it was going to bring good results soon. Today I can state, that I have largely achieved my goal.

In the beginning, good spots should be found in the river. I mean the bends, shore jumps, boulders lying under water, bridge piles etc.. Predators stay here almost always, using a weaker water current. The largest fish stands are most often located right next to the water obstacles. Now it would be advisable to make an accurate throw. Before I do it though, I am closely watching the chosen place. Where is the most peaceful "corner" of the water? How should I be pelting him, taking into account the current and depth (drawing)?

In this way, you should throw at the boulder lying in the water. The lines do not indicate the direction of the throws, but the optimal way to lead the bait.

Before casting, let's think

Choosing the right artificial bait is very important. Centrifuge, e.g, it is necessary to turn the handle a few times, before it actually starts working. So there is a danger, that it will pass through an attractive stretch of water in a way that does not provoke the predator. Perhaps choosing a fast sinking and working twister would be more appropriate here?

The rule is, that the fish attacks the bait when it is first carried out (much less often the second time). Subsequent flushes may even scare away a cautious trout or chub. Unless the bait changes.

It is different when fishing for pike and asps. Aggressive feeding of the same centrifuge several times, wobblers or spinners can make them attack. In summer I like to fish below weirs (fishing is forbidden in Poland – 200 m in front of and behind dams, by myself, sluices, etc.). In hot weather, delicate fry look for slightly cooler and more oxygen-rich water. Predators therefore have plenty of food. Wall washes at weirs are an ideal fishery. Actually, we are left with nothing else, as soon as you check that fast flowing water.

This does not mean, however, that we can do it no matter what. Shock throws do not make sense for this reason, that the flowing water presses against the line and the lure comes out below the surface. In addition, the slow upstream tracking allows the fish to have a good look at the artificial bait. Spinning should only be carried out with the water stream. If the watercourse is large enough, then we start throwing around 10 m below the dam. Also, watch the water very carefully. You will then discover all the differences in the river flow: there is a vortex on the surface caused by a large stone lying on the bottom. further a reverse current is formed, here, in turn, a very small tributary flows into the river, etc..

To check the entire surface of the water if possible, I select each position in a semi-fan fashion” (drawing).

Approach the dam against the current and test the water very carefully, meter by meter. Make several such rounds. at the same time changing the lures and the depth of their lead.

I throw many times in interesting places. If there are no bites, then I repeat the whole procedure with a different bait or add weight to the former. The disturbing noise of the thrown bait is lost in the hum (here) water. The taking is to be reckoned with already 3 the 4 attempt.

Between spurs

Another place, which I am looking for very eagerly while spinning "smart."”, it is still water between spurs (the so-called. cages). It gives the fish a shelter from the current of the river. This water contains water lilies and vegetation, indispensable for tart and providing fish with rich food. Shallow water warms up faster and attracts small fish flocks in spring and autumn. Predators follow her. These places are indeed rich in fish, but you can only be successful on them with a varied and planned way of fishing. If there are more spurs, should be planned, from which we will start fishing. Fish jumping out of the water are a sure sign of the presence of predators. Many interesting conclusions can also be drawn from the observation of the water current. If the head of one spur protrudes further into the water than the head of the spur preceding it, and therefore the water flows slightly faster there, then you can try to look for zanders there. There is no sediment on the bottom and it is probably gravel or rocky, that is, what zander they like.

"Cages”, through which the water flows lazily, they are mostly silted and zanders do not stick in them. Pike reigns supreme in such places.

Further comments. The still water between the spurs is generally much shallower (settlements this) from places with faster current. A floating wobbler or spinner will be much more effective in it than a heavy spoon. Vice versa – in deep places, often rocky, it is difficult to drive a light centrifuge well. The heavy spoon in turn hooks on numerous stones again and again. The solution is to use a twister or a spoon with a single hook instead of a hook.

Also, don't be content with just a few throws from your spur head. It is better to fish fewer "frames", but more intensely. The largest fish are not always on the border of the mainstream. They often flow into still water between spurs, to hunt for general cargo.

Places, where the bites were, must be remembered well. It will save us a lot of casts when fishing on the next one, a similar "cage". We then make most of the throws in the same way, and therefore promising, places.

To achieve certain and satisfactory results, you should fish a few 'frames” (drawing).

In this way, you should cast in the fishery between two spurs (in the order a-d). Remembering the bite locations will save many throws for the next "cage."”.

Face the routine and think over the water every time. Do not spin through random spots in the river. Always cast the right bait wisely and in the best places. It will pay off with interest.

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