Well, all right, let not som. Somik - from a kilo to two.
But without kvoka, motor and echo sounder. I went to the shore of a small pond "Fish Place" (15 km from the house in Dergachi) with a light spinning tackle - you are already in the catfish grounds). A sports payer with a catfish instead of a pike and perch is original, cool and fresh. You catch it systematically, purposefully, and not in a random by-catch, once a season.
And catching it is interesting. So original fish, in all respects ... seemingly lazy sluggish - and prefers active lure and classic jig. Well, even wiring, in extreme cases ... but not dragging on the bottom, not worms and crayfish. Predator, fighter.
Yes, yes, a fighter, despite the small size. Resting - be healthy, and the resistance is quite original. All the time trying to stop, rest, and not sail away from the opponent ... relentlessly bends a long body, as if trying to catch the tail. Especially it's fun when podsachivaniii - already directed to the grid fish over and over again turns out of the hoop, pulls itself out of the net. And after all, you will not get tired in any way ... though you can scoop up the tail with your tail, I swear.
Well, or to tire absolutely absolutely to zero, while on a side will not lay down. But this is with the ultralight tackle ... and the light still gets to act more actively. He brought it, scooped it up with a broad movement, and went upstairs. To be photographed, to be released.
Still very interesting - does not like small things. Freshly launched in the spring, it could still be put on any two-inch active rubber - and now, having lived in the new pond all summer and familiar with the catfish, they clearly prefer the "adult" size of silicone. With "mikruha" and do not go well - it all starts with three inches. And it is desirable that a bright, conspicuous coloring ... orange or acid.
And even in the glamor capricious - words can not convey. Mass "exits" happen, but it's very rare ... usually does not bite at all in the daytime, just a little stirs - and stops again. Unless at evening dawn it is possible more or less confidently to count on some bites. But this is convenient: after arriving after work, already to the very sunset, you just get in the best time of hunting.
And I'm acting. What else to do at the end of the summer - the predator does not bite almost anything, except that the perch sporting can be nailed more or less stably. But they have become boring ... the catfish is another matter. He also has a bite excellent: a clear, almost vagrant, blow. Sometimes before the blow - a distinct "sniffing", but this is less common, this is with a shallow bait. Big takes boldly.
But I noticed - and it is desirable to surprise the big one. Twisters do not like, vibrotails eat without much enthusiasm. I began to search for something special: both active and unaccustomed, not bored with a catchy predator, who had already seen the various "tails" (the system "caught-let go" very nicely teaches fish to sort out food). And, it seems, he found: a large (three and a half inches) Larva Lux falls directly into the top ten.
This, added to the classic Larvae's tail, enlivens it tangibly. High-frequency vibration and easy hold on pause - with a light load (and I do not use anything here, heavier than six grams), it just shows up quite noticeably. Well, with the coloring everything is fine: they are the Silicon Fanatik just original. Unlike inedible classics, and Japanese expensive rubber, too, in different shades. Orange 017, for example, is very good: both contrasting and non-aggressive. And already "milky poison" 020 in general a bomb ... at anybody such is not present.
Here in this pair and I restrain, and it turns out like. At the same time and experimenting with the equipment: I love the hinges, but I have to fully understand the jiggle head. It flies worse, but it detects great, and hooks, it seems, are slightly smaller than with a double. Go to the offset here there is no sense, bites a little, reluctant to risk selling. And the precipices are rare: two or three for fishing, bearable. If the working silicone is inexpensive, it does not hit your pocket.
While the sun is still setting, I work in orange. A classic double step with a small tightening to help the tail to lift the back of the bait in the fall. Larva plans, rushing to the bottom ... pause on the ground do not. Immediately - a new jump, and the second, slightly elongated. Boom!
At last the somnolent jaws slammed shut on the bait). Small fish, but "suitcase" for her be healthy ... hit the top - a pleasant sensation. And swing quietly ... there is nowhere to hurry, and the fish will not go to snags, a tackle with a reserve.
Here he, moustached, wriggles in a grid, like a snake). Somik is tenacious - with a photo shoot you can not be too hasty. But it's better to release as soon as possible - the first bite may mean the beginning of the long-awaited "exit". It is short - the sun is about to touch the dam, and there and to the real horizon near.
Or maybe not, can remain single. But do not give up - I do not lower it. I only change the coloring: when it begins to darken, the milky green "poison" is used. Without special theories - it just seems to me that he is more visible.
It's funny that experiments with equipment give a zero result. Equally, he eats Larva Lux: that on a double with a hinge, that on a jig head is the same (6 g) weight. Is that tapping the bottom with the "head" is less clear ... but there is less garbage on one hook. It seems to be a little more pleasant process with a hinge - but the hook, fused into the head, is easier to remove from the mouth. So, in general, and did not decide on what to stop. Both snap-ins are good.
That's half of the sun left, that's completely gone. Attention: these 20 minutes that remained until darkness - the best time for catching! Maybe he bites at night - but at night I do not catch. I do not like it, and you will not really remove anything. It is necessary to use this time, from sunset to dusk. And if, as luck would have it, a cliff - you need to bandage very quickly. Even, perhaps, I'll take the flashlight for this work next time. Catch something else you can, but knots knit is already problematic.
But I did. And again - boom! And again, and again the little ones are spinning on the hook with a splash and splashes. Maybe, it is for these half an hour and we must come, so as not to waste time before sunset?
No, well, you. It is not lost. These minutes are perfect - he has not yet gathered to peck, but we must try to persuade). And watch, watch out for the decline of the sun, that's no longer needed glasses ... now it will begin, now. The massive bait, spreading its paws, again and again takes off over the bottom. Poke!
Something I'm hooked on these messed about). Excellent positive for every evening. It's nice when everything is already worked out: time, pitch, tackle. And the bait, of course - working, clear. The biggest piece, which rejoices the catfish mouth - Larva Lux ! )