Fishing — what to do when the fish wants to bite
Sometimes fishing is that no tricks and numerous attempts did not give desired result – the fish still aren’t biting. Then the fisherman changes the place of fishing is where the fish are always there, selecting the right bait and the right tactics, but bites still there. Is it possible to change something in this situation to stir up the fish?
Do not worry because of low fishing activity. Forage preferences of fish have a tendency to change on different days and even within one day. Sometimes the fish is ready to literally jump into the boat for the bait, which she offered, but after a few minutes suddenly something happens, the biting stopped completely, although at this time, the fish is clearly visible on the screen sonar. And then you have to wonder – biting ceased due to changes in pressure, wind direction or in the fish just finished eating?
Sometimes you can see absolutely opposite situation. Fish, like in tetanus, stand still, and in a moment catches everything that swims by. In this mood the fish bite turns out to be very fun. But if a fisherman did not have the patience to wait out the fish tetanus, then maybe the fun he missed.
It happens that all the fish may not feed actively, but there will always be individuals that continue to feed. Of course, it is clear that this fish did not have time to eat during a feeding. Fisherman looking for the fish, can always find such hungry animals. Really don’t surrender in the absence of a bite. On the contrary we need to experiment with different bait, different methods of fishing, change fishing locations. Change of tactics leads to obtaining the right combination of all necessary factors for successful fishing.
Surrounding the fish world is extremely volatile. The weather can change, forage base, water status and as a result, the fish activity becomes different. An experienced fisherman has a fairly comprehensive knowledge of factors affecting fish behavior. It instantly analyzes all the conditions to determine the location of fish and lure required at some point. Beginner first, it is difficult to cope with the analysis, but with experience come knowledge to help you make quick and correct decisions.
If you are inexperienced you can start with the study of the major factors that affect the activity of most fish.
Any fishing trip occurs in different weather. Sometimes the weather can contribute to good fishing, and on other days the weather just prevents. Experienced anglers skillfully taking advantage of the cool, in good weather, and patiently continue to learn to fish in bad weather. Fish is acting very sensitive about the changes of the weather. The activity level of fish, for example, may change upon the occurrence of a cold front, air pressure changes and wind. Things the angler needs to know the level of intuition.
Fish are cold-blooded, so its activity is directly determined by the temperature of the water. In warm water to digestion in fish is faster, so feeding goes quickly. But at very high temperatures the fish can be semi-active. So often fishing is good in the warmer time of the year.
Sunny or cloudy condition of the sky affects the location of the fish. In cloudy weather the fish are often located on shallow water, on aquatic plants. On a Sunny day fish tend to sink deeper, to go into the shadows and hide in the algae. It is extremely rare that the fish remain in open water or in the shallows the sun a cloudless day.
The old saying that the fish bite much better in the rain. Partially this statement is true – a good biting happens in low or medium rain, but not when draining. Cloudy weather, flushing the water rain different food, the water turbidity from mud activates the fish, awakening their appetite.
The wind can make it difficult fishing conditions, but it usually activates the fish. In windy weather there are waves, which move the forage fish to feed predators. Is washing in the water of mud and silt from the shore, the water becomes muddy. Wave wash from the bottom of the crustaceans, wash insects from the Bank. Created by the wind ripples on the surface of the water prevents the passage of sunlight and the fish can go broke. Windy weather with choppy water promotes better saturation of water with oxygen by mixing the water layers. Such conditions are windy weather a good influence on the biting fish.
Atmospheric pressure plays a major role in changing the activity of the fish. When pressure drops the fish tend to be more active. The activity level of fish is also high while maintaining stable high pressure for several days. Fish activity may increase slightly during the sharp pressure rise. Very good fishing before the storm or before the approach of a cold front. The mercury barometer under these conditions falls on the eyes. Fish, sensing this, sent to hold a «rave.» After the passage of a cold front and the pressure increase fish activity is reduced. The stabilization of pressure, the fish continues to eat normally.
The state of water is determined by the transparency (turbid, medium, transparent water, its temperature, water level, power and the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water. All these parameters directly or indirectly depend on weather conditions.
The ponds have clear water, fish tend to stay deeper or even be in the shelter. In clear water the fish are wary because of the transparent water, it is important to watch out for predators. The nibble fish is better occurs in slightly turbid water, when the fish can stay in shallow water and not be so fearful. A slight turbidity of the water allows the fish to feel the security and at the same time gives you the opportunity to see the production. Many experienced anglers start fishing the muddy search area in a clean pond. And in very muddy water fish will no longer see his prey and its activity is usually reduced.
Fish is always looking for a place where the water temperature is most comfortable. This «comfort zone» is determined by many factors. Thermophilic fish species (carp, catfish) prefer to be in the water with temperature 15 to 20 ° C. the Cool water having a temperature of from 8 to 18O With love, such as bass, walleye, pike. A real fisherman must know. In water with a comfortable temperature for fish to actively feed. The surface temperature changes faster than in the deeper layers. Knowing the behavior of fish under different temperature conditions, it is possible to learn how to quickly find places of a congestion of fish. For example, when fishing for pike the water temperature in the fishing spot is 22o and walleye may be hiding in the shelter or move to a deeper place. But at night the water cools and the fish will return ashore with a good bite. In this situation it will be very productive night fishing.
Or, for example, in the early spring sun in the morning Mel, protected from the wind, is warming faster than other places of the reservoir. Water on the rocks may be only a few degrees warmer, but the fish can feel the slight difference and actively fed at noon on this the rocks. In the evening water in the shallow water cools rapidly and the fish goes in depth.
Many experienced fishermen will take with itself on fishing thermometer, if necessary, to measure the temperature of the water. The novice angler should not delve into such details, but it must be remembered that water temperature has a significant influence on the behavior of fish. Water temperature can vary significantly in different areas of the reservoir that is determined by the depth, transparency, wind. After analyzing these factors, it’s easy to understand where the water is cooler, and where it is warm.
Weather conditions, human activity and seasonal changes can influence the change of water level in reservoirs. The fish bite better when the water level rise. If you raise the water level in reservoirs and lakes is flooding the new areas with the additional forage base for fish. During the level rise from the banks is washed away a new food, which was bulldozed over in certain places. Therefore, during the rise of the water level the fish are actively feeding in areas that are easy to determine. The slow decline in water levels fish are not very active, but with sharp recession of the water, the fish generally stops feeding. This situation continues until the complete stabilization of the water level.
The flow of water can disrupt and demolish his food thread. Predatory fish often use this property of the flow during feeding. For streams and rivers may increase during heavy rains or decrease significantly during a drought. So you should remember that increased flow is able to create the best conditions for catching fish.
A great influence on the activity of the fish can have a moon phase. Calendar of the moon phases can be found in many fishing publications. The calendar is created taking into account the influence of lunar gravitational forces on earth’s bodies of water. The gravitational forces of the moon contribute to the formation of flows in the oceans and experienced fishermen know that in this case sea fishing productively. Similarly, in freshwater reservoirs and lakes the fish reacts to the gravitational influence of the moon to increase its activity. We can distinguish two periods respectively of high and low activity during the day. Many fishermen plan fishing in accordance with this calendar. But long-term observations by experienced fishermen, the influence of lunar phases is not as significant for the result of fishing. This information can be used, just possibly trying to get fishing in accordance with the calendar.
When fishing takes into account all known factors of influence on the activity of the fish, but the bite is still there, you should change the tactics of fishing and experiment with baits, methods of guiding and different places of the reservoir.
With bad gear you can try to catch fish in different places, not just those where someone has already caught a good fish. Should cycle through all the available options — places with open water, near vegetation, the vegetation on the depth, on the rocks. It should be noted that fish in an inactive state are often in deep or in the shelter. The fishery needs to be changed, remembering the effect of water condition and weather on fish behavior.
In case of unsuccessful fishing with artificial bait is to try to catch fish using live bait. When changing baits you need to consider that the inactive fish can more readily take small lures than big.
Fish in a state of high activity enough an ambulance prey, and when the activity crashes, it doesn’t want to chase such prey and ignores the quick posting of lures. In the absence of bites is to try to slow down the wiring and look at the result.
Sometimes when a bad bite is to experiment with the color of the lure. It happens that only the correct color of the bait can save the fishing trip.
At bad bite can still try to put thinner line because a thin line is less noticeable wary fish and this fishing line is easier to cast small baits.
Sometimes fishing the bite is completely absent by the negligence of a fisherman. Fish should not see the fisherman, so don’t get too close to get near her. You need to be quiet and not throw a lure in places where fish. You need to bait the hook a little further designated the state fish, and then carefully to take the bait. The fish behaves more calmly, if not sensitive to the presence of fisherman.
In case of unsuccessful fishing, you can try the option of fishing at different times of the day. You need to be patient and the result will still be.
The chances of catching fish will increase if to try to catch a fish of another species. With bad bites walleye should switch to fishing for pike or perch. No need to get hung up on catching one species of fish. For a specific time period can be active, but for other species the opposite.
Successful fishing depends on experience, which is acquired by trial and error, taking into account their knowledge about the behavior of fish under different conditions. Very important to be able to use the experience of other fishers. Good knowledge of fish behavior and experience always guarantee a great catch!