Fish family spike. Body length: 1,5 m, weight 35 kg (an average of 1 to 10 kg). It is widespread in European and Asian parts of the country, except in waters of the Caucasus. Spawning occurs in early spring. Productivity up to 215 thousand eggs. Who has not seen a pike - one of the most common predatory fish our waters! Elongated, almost cylindrical body of gray-green, elongated head with a jutting lower jaw, which offers a variety of small and large teeth, the most characteristic symptoms of this terrible for all the other fish species inhabitant of rivers and reservoirs, lakes and ponds, even the surrounding areas Seas.

Pike lives in areas with moderate and weak currents, often near the rapids, in some small creeks, in bays, shallow snag holes, whirlpools. In forest oxbow, loves steep banks felled trees into the water. Large pike picks deep space, the pit.

In rivers, lakes, ponds pike sedentary. Is another matter - the reservoir. In large rivers permanent water level fluctuations caused by the work of waterworks, shifting mass of algae and plankton, which drives to move fish's fry, and after her, and predatory fish.

The food of adult pike are the fish, typical of a reservoir. In lakes and reservoirs - a roach, rudd, ruffe, loach, crucian carp, perch, silver bream, and in rivers - gudgeon, minnow, eel, dace, etc. podyazok Lacoma food pike are tadpoles and frogs. Do not hesitate to take it with mice and rats. Large pike can grab snipe, even a duck.

Typically, the pike still stands among the thickets of water or snags, podkaraulivaya prey. He attacks suddenly, a strong leap forward, grabbing the victim across the body. In this position she holds a fish caught a few seconds later, intercepting, turns her head in his throat. When an attack is focused with not only view, but also the lateral line organs of which are available both on television and on the head and are particularly well developed on the lower jaw. Pike, mostly small, sometimes eats worms, caddis, faded crayfish, leeches. But she would never take a frog (and if you accidentally grab, taking the frog, then immediately throw), turn away from falling, even if the reservoir a little food. Digestion in pikes weak, thus eats it regularly, but until then, until cluttered up belly up to the limit. She then many days, even weeks digesting swallowed food.

Intensive biting or feeding period, it happens 3-4 times a year: in March, before spawning in May - June, September - October. It feeds it mostly in the mornings and evenings, and during the day resting, standing in the thickets of aquatic vegetation or under snags for hours with almost no traffic.

However, the assertion that the day pike did not bite, will be incorrect. Everything depends on the nature of the reservoir. In large lakes and rivers, where more food and water deeply, pike really rest during the day, which means to hunt for her useless. It is another matter - small streams. For many hundreds of meters flow of clean water, viewed to the bottom. Only in the gullies have steep banks and under the rubble of the uprooted and demolished in the flood of trees a little deeper. Such places and oblyubovyvaet pike. At night she goes out of hiding in the shallows, the day is behind snags. But I was asleep, not noticing anything around him, on what does not respond?

In a July noon, at the most, as they say, the dead of summer season, many times walked with a rod of small Kundysh River. Finding obstruction, approached him on the water from the opposite shore, usually sloping, sandy. On the hook or double ? 10-12 lip stick for lively minnow, settles of line from the float with about a meter and threw in progal between snags and tree trunks or in bochazhok with relatively weak flow and bushes hanging over water and branches cherry, alder, willow. If the location was chosen correctly, and to approach it was invisible for the fish, then the second and third casting, and sometimes with the first followed the grip pike. Thus, even in the middle of the day, in the thirty-degree heat, pike forest streams did not remain indifferent to them floating around Pescara.

Yet the best pike bite - the early morning and evening. It is noticed that her feeding period increases sharply before the storm and the storm. For unknown reasons, while in those hours pike released from torpor.

Catch a pike on a float, an ordinary ground fishing tackle, on the ground fishing tackle with a rubber cushion on the chassis ground fishing tackle, on mugs, to tackle, on the track, plumb in the water snake, spinning. Let us consider the most common of these methods.

Catching pike on a float

This most accessible method is applicable to any angler mainly on reservoirs, lakes, ponds and rivers with low flow. The tackle consists of a rod may be of greater length with a solid tip, twine diameter 0,3-0,4 mm; float (cork, foam or crust), ovoid shape and a size that could hold the bait, sinkers, a metal leash and single hook ( double, tee) ? 5-10 with a nozzle. Rod can be of medium size, and even shorter if the crossing is equipped with rings, coil and a sliding float, which allows long balls. Best nozzle - live bait: roach, ruff, perch, gudgeon, loach, eel, bleak, Karasik.

Zywiec is embarking on 40-60 cm from the bottom and above. He is placed behind the back lip or, more rarely by the tail. For some anglers double stick two minnows or bald. All in all productively use two single hooks, letting one through the gills into his mouth and hooking the other bait fish to the back. This, incidentally, allows hooking pike immediately, as soon as the float disappeared under the water, and not wait until she swallow bait. As is known, the pike in most cases not immediately swallows the prey, and some time swimming with her, holding in his teeth. That is why at angling for twins, tees angler in no hurry to strike and slow to give time for the pike swallowing prey.

This is a wait - the most exciting moment in angling pike. See how quickly the float sinks to the depths, I want to immediately pull the rod, but you're afraid that the bait is only in the teeth of a predator, but because waiting for dramatically increasing heart pounding. It takes a few painful seconds. Well, it seems, it's time. With all the force throws up his rod and ... At this point depending on the circumstances. Well, if tight sets in the fishing line concatenated / coupled to fall pike.

It happens that flies out of the water hook gudgeons have been bitten and is already lifeless. Final Destination: hooked tee for a snag and there is nothing left to do but go into the water or break off the tackle. Fishing pike float rod has the peculiarity that at one place you can catch one, at most two fish. After this has to go in search of new plants and snag the pool.

At a depth of float rod catch for the most part with the boat set anchor. Rod may be short, but preferably with a coil and a sliding float. Zywiec stick to the back on the tee or two single hooks, one of which is omitted in the mouth through the gills. Still, not bad "works" and a large single hook, geared to the back of bait fish. Challenging the tackle of his own invention recommended LP Sabaneiev. It was "a small hook ? 5 (old numbering corresponds to the modern number 7 or 8) to which was attached a bent double thin copper wire about an inch (4.45 cm) long with a single or double hook on the end. The upper hook hooked on the spinal pen, the lower were the same on both sides in the form of stirrups. Sometimes, though, I'm straight the them - one to the tail, the other to the head. With these saddle-shaped snastochek pike almost faltering. As already mentioned, Hooking at catching pike float rod must be strong. After this the vyvazhivanie. Fish up to 2-3 kg, if the tackle is reliable, efficient lead us to the shore (boat) and pick up podsachkom, prudently lowered into the water. And if podsachka not? Experienced anglers are advised in such a case, grab a pike thumb and index finger behind his back and thrown to the shore or a boat. The main thing - do not delay, do not give Rybin senses. Otherwise, Fisher sees dangerous stunts pike, which seeks by all means get rid of the hook. Outwit the fish in this case it is possible, only releasing a considerable amount of fishing line meter from the coil, and if it is not, then dipping the rod into the water.

Catching pike on spinning

Fishing spinning (not just the pike, but also other fish) is justly considered the most exciting and useful for the physical development of air sport fishing. That there is only one walking on a muddy, overgrown with tall grass and shrubs, snag shores or hours-long rowing boat! And hundreds of transitions tackles, followed by a week in all joints of hands felt some pleasant ache! To this we must add the unfailing power of observation, which develops in the process of finding the best places, patience - the required quality at disentangling "beard" on the fishing line, with the boss was stuck in snags tee, changing lures and sinkers; eye, will, endurance, determination, promptness, and finally and courage, because spinnings sometimes puts in a completely untrodden places where not a novelty to see the bear tracks, and even the very owner of these tracks.

In rivers, oxbow lakes and pike begins to take a spoon after about two weeks after spawning. Bitting lasts about three weeks. Then follows a long break - in the summer of the pike turns away from the spinners. Intensive feeding period it resumed in the fall and continues, gradually decreasing, until the ice. The best places for catching pike spinning: in the spring and summer - some aquatic vegetation, under the steep banks, the autumn - in the deep pools of water at the bottom of the snag.

In spring and summer the best time for catching pike spinning - the morning hours. In the autumn bite lasts all day. When the weather is set to the position of the sun. Predatory fish do not like when the sunlight blinds his eyes. That is why the fisherman throws tackle in a direction so that the spoon in the water was "from the sun." For pike season spinnings used countless different lures. Some anglers use only "their" made in the home. But, whatever the manner may be made by spinners, there are certain types of services designed specifically for the pike season (these spinners can take, and other predatory fish) - is a "blind-lek", "universalka", "spoon", "success" , "Norway", "Baikal", "cascade", etc.

Of course, any party lures one type can not be absolutely identical products. The slightest deviation from the standard, slightly less or greater curvature, some sort of indent, easy flow of paint, a slight deformation of the tee, karabinchika, clockwork rings - all of this is reflected in the game spinners in the water. As a result of several similar baits catchability may be only one. That is why it is difficult to fisherman, especially a beginner, independently assess the correctness of the choice spinner.

Probability hvatok pike increases when tied to a tee beam of colored thread. Sometimes tee equip cargo, as noted, often predatory fish grabs him, ignoring the spoon. They are set up and dead fish (the rope), which significantly increases the effectiveness of fishing for pike.

Spinning tackle fishing for pike is equipped with: with inertia reel - fishing line diameter 0,4 - 0,5 mm, with a lag-free - 0,3 mm. As the metal leash, opinions diverge anglers. Some consider it absolutely necessary, others prefer to do without him. At this point, as they say, a matter of taste. Subject to numerous regulations in the process of fishing spinning the main thing is the art of spinners. In our view, not outdated advice famous popularizer of sport fishing, MN St. Nicholas, whose book "Hunting with spinning" has withstood several editions and was at one time very popular. Here's what he wrote about fishing spinning technique.

"He counted out after the fall of spinners on the water you need, spinnings begins underwinding. Rolling speed adjusted so that the jig was at the correct depth. But in order to cause the grip predator, one smooth motion spinners are often inadequate. Then apply additional motion of the rod or changing the speed of rotation coil. If you raise the rod end, then to the normal voltage of line and add more strength potyazhki, allowing the spoon will accelerate its movement and rise above. If you omit the end of the rod, the voltage of line weakens and begins to spoon down, slow down. That will change once it game, but for a short time, because if we continue to underwinding unabated, the forest would soon tighten again and spoon goes in the same direction. These changes in the game contribute to grasp the fish, so they are encouraged to use when there is no long poklevok. If this maneuver does not help, you will need to change the spinner.

Pike missing spoon vigorously and with the same energy tends to get rid of. She rushes from side to side, jumps out of the water (does "candle"), shakes his head. Especially we must be wary when the pike is with open mouth - is about to be fall. To prevent this, we must momentarily weaken the line. Pike will take advantage of slack, to close his jaw. Then it follows immediately make a second kick in and vyvazhivat fish with confidence that she did not throw a hook with a spoon.

Mood spinnings constantly spoil hooks. From them, as they say, nowhere to go. How, if not completely avoided, or at least reduce their chance? The signal, which means the danger of the circlip, serves as a push. If at this moment immediately sharply raise the rod and simultaneously make a quick few turns of the coil, a spoon, lifted up, can get away from underwater obstacles. But this method can hardly help if the spoon went into the branch, in dense thickets. Then nothing remains as to exempt it off, or, what is right, there is no escaping, pull twine with all his might.

Some anglers put a spoon instead of a double tee, with the hooks up. According to their observations, it greatly reduces the number of hooks, little affecting the efficiency of fishing. The probability decreases hooks, if fishing from a boat transitions are making towards the shore.

Spinning, as already mentioned, can be used to catch pike way "on track". We must keep in mind that at great depth will require a heavy sinker (60 g or more). Lures - such wavering: "Geneva", "shtorlek", "Norich", etc.

Catching pike on mugs

The success of this method of fishing for pike depends primarily on the correct choice of a place that makes great difficulties. After all, it is necessary that appeared favorable combination of circumstances, such as slow flow, the right wind direction, sufficient (4-7 m) deep, smooth over a large area bottom. If caught at the reservoir, the channel searching flooded rivers, shallow reaches, bays, "noses" (a few sites overlooking the bottom).

Not bad to find a site with a flat bottom. Otherwise, in some circles of bait fish will go too high, others will cling to the ground and various underwater objects. Solid management skills requires a boat, which when the wind blows and the excitement certainly and turning.

Rules of recreational fishing is allowed catch no more than 10 clubs. Let them to 4-6 m from one another, sometimes in rows, in two rows. Zywiec allowed approximately 60 cm from the bottom. On rivers with slow flow and flat bottom slope may be more. Midwater pike on hot days when the pike is held in mid-water.

Empty mug, fisherman keeps the boat in such a position that in his field of vision was one of them. The best position - on the back or side. Fisher is watching circles, breeds splyvshiesya, returns to the place of those who have drifted far away, frees trapped in the soil. But the main thing for him - do not view the Inverted. Turned over a circle can be slow or fast spin under the influence of coiled twine. There really must hurry. Fisher arrives at the cup against the waves strike.

Inverted may be false. One reason for this - a big bait. In this case, the wood removed from the upper section of rod and reel at its base (two or three turns). Inverted is false, when the pike or other fish caught bait fish, but for some reason did not swallow it. Zywiec, who visited in the teeth of a predator, should be replaced.

It is noticed that are particularly frequent false Inverted when the gear is equipped with a metal leash. According to the observations of experienced kruzhochnikov, in this case empty perevertok it is almost twice perevertok circles with conventional leashes. And it proves once again the benefits of unobtrusive gear, especially frequented waters. Instead of standard shop circles of foam or wood, some anglers use sealed cans of coffee, sealed sample bottle-ment, and even simple stick with a wound on them lesoy.

Catching pike on track

How old, tried and tested. In some places the path is effective the widespread, but it most often in passing during their journey by boat to the place, so to speak, the main fishing and returning from it. Fisher, lowered into the water to tackle the distance from 15 to 70 m and more slowly rowing, trying to keep the boat so that the spoon does not hit a bottom, and walked away at least half a meter. Lures are used the same type as that of a fishing spinning, forests may be a larger diameter (up to 0,6 mm).

On the track, put the leash of a thin fishing line (but not metallic, otherwise it will cling to aquatic plants, and when taking out a fish, he will not do any good, because it is unable to swallow a spoon). It can be applied in a thin leash hooks. When catching the track is not recommended to turn the boat sharply to avoid slowing down the progress spinners and hooks.

Catching pike on the chassis ground fishing tackle

In olden times, this method is called fishing afloat and has been widely used Russian fishermen. It can be compared with blesneniem, not metal likeness of fish, but a real live bait. Chassis Donka consists of udilnika length is usually up to two meters (you can use One-Handed Fly Reels), twine diameter of 0.4 mm, the leash made of soft wire, weights up to 50 g and t-? 7-9. Best bait - minnow. Of course, failing to apply the fish and other species of frogs.

Chassis Donka effective on deep wells, where there may be snags, submerged logs, which eliminates or at least difficult to catch fish with spinning rods or tra ck. Running by ground caught mainly in autumn, when the pike after the small fish go to deeper plac es of reservoirs.

Catch more comfortable together, when a rowing scull, and the second, sitting in the bow of the boat, periodically lowers and raises the bait. Some anglers caught without a partner, one hand controlling the boat, and the other tugging udilnikom. In this case, you want a small, short-handled paddle, such as a set of inflatable rubber boats.

Do fishermen there is no consensus at the expense of where to be bait for catching way by ground. Some argue that it should go in 50-70 cm from the bottom, others - that live bait with a small weight should be dragged along the bottom. Perhaps the second option and is preferable, but how to protect gear from hooks? Apparently, the choice will depend on knowledge of the nature of the bottom fisherman.


Zywiec on the chassis ground fishing tackles often dictates the approach of bite. At the sight of a predator, he begins to rush, and his vigorous movements are transmitted to the fishing line and into the hands udilniku fisherman. Pike, seizing bait fish, tends to tip udilnika down. Hooking is not necessary, bearing in mind that the predator did not immediately swallows its prey. You may also want to pull is part of the fishing line, and then delete udilnik in water, and was then sharply to pull them.

Plumb. It is used mostly in winter, with ice, but sometimes happens efficiently and autumn, with the boat. For pike preferred large spinners (8-10 cm long, up to 3 cm).

More catchability are two colors, especially yellow-white, with one or two hooks, welded tight. Spoon-bait attached to a metal leash, though, as is known, he deteriorates and her game. Many anglers go without a leash, but they use a longer spinners.

Great demands on the strength fishing line. Yet anglers prefer to do as a fishing line can be smaller diameter (usually 0.3 mm), gray or blue.

To plumb in the deep reservoirs of choosing places with snags, rocks, old river channels, former ravines, rivers and lakes, pits. This is where the pike ambush, podkaraulivaya prey. In winter she pecks at any time of day. The activity of its decline only in gluhozime, but increases sharply in the thaw.

Appliances blesneniya pike in general is lifting the spinners, lowered to the bottom, short dash with the hand, a sharp lowering of the tip udilnika to allow the bait to fall freely, pause and repeat a new breakthrough. However, in these seemingly simple techniques every angler has his secrets. It is they who determine successfully found a loop (dash - free fall - a pause), which the fisherman remembers and tries to reproduce as accurately as possible, chime.

To attract the attention of the pike, sometimes wiggling lowered to the bottom of spoon, gently vzmuchivaya water, changing the intervals between pauses, etc. is taken into account and the place of catching. It is believed that in small lakes and reservoirs, especially in the "dumb" time, spoon should play sluggishly, slowly, on the rivers as more energetic, more fun. After making a sharp kick in the grip. Do not just drag up the pike to the hole. It must be somewhat tiring the fish, giving resemble a forest, but did not allow her tension eased. Medium size pike passes freely through the hole, for a large need bagorik.

Catching pike on imitation fish

Almost always, imitation fish are placed near the shore, near the grass, in Bochagov and pools so that flyer hung over the water and live bait (minnow, loach, Karasik, plotvichka) swam in the 40-60 cm from the bottom. Flyers are tied to poles stuck into the shore or coastal bottom, the branches of trees and bushes overhanging the water. Pike caught by imitation fish most often early in the morning, but in early summer and the lack of bait fish at night.

Chances of success will increase if an ordinary piece of bread tied to a thin fishing line to the anchor (stone) and throw it closer to the imitation fish. It is desirable that fishing was near the bushes, snags, in the "windows" between the water plants. Crust of course, find and attack the fish fry (Verkhivka, bleak). And where young fish, there is a predator.

Catch pike on the imitation fish in the winter, especially in reservoirs. Places purchased by the same principle as for blesneniya. However, usually fishermen combine fishing on imitation fish with blesneniem. For the success of the winter fishing for pike on the imitation fish is of great importance the state of the hole. We must constantly purify it from the icy crust. Prevent ice dams from the hole, you can use cardboard or plywood lid (with planted under her oiled paper), or fill a hole in fresh snow. But in extreme cold, even these measures do not help. Fishermen find a way that set imitation fish with ice-lesoraspuskatelem. Design it simple. Ice lesoraspuskatel easily made from vinyl records, out of wire, even a segment of rubber hose with a diameter of 35-40 mm and a length of 10 cm

As the bait fish in the winter using a ruff, a small perch, gudgeon, plotvichku, bleak. The best bait is extracted in the same pond where you want to hunt for prey fish.

Methods before installing bait: by pulling the leash through the mouth of the gill cover and the subsequent fixing it to the main fishing line, hooking one of the hooks to the back of the tee. On the timeliness of hooking pike fishing in one way or another has been much higher. This time is no exception and catching the winter imitation fish. The main thing - do not hurry. Grabbing the bait across, pike while swimming, slowly swallowing it, then stops. Accordingly, the line was initially rapidly unwound from the coil, and then suddenly stops. Hooking too early! We must wait until the line was once again begin to go under the ice. This would mean that the pike now I swallow the bait and went into hiding or swam farther in search of new prey. This second stretch fishing line - it's time for sweeps.

Sometimes, after a stop of line are tens of seconds, and its motion is not renewed. Why? It may be that the hole is drilled near the pike ambush. Predator swallowed the bait and remained in place, somewhere near snags, among the "scrap" twigs and sticks. In this case, wait half a minute, and selecting a fishing line, a sharp strike. In the dead of winter season, the time interval from bite to hooking recommended increase.