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Video: Trout - Royal Fish
Trout is a tasty trophy (literally and figuratively) for any angler: whether it is an inveterate trout fighter with many years of experience or a completely inexperienced angler. Catching and playing this fish is associated with great difficulties, and therefore each trout caught gives the angler an incomparable joy, making him forget about all the hardships and troubles that precede success.
At all times, exquisite dishes for privileged persons, including for the royal table, have been prepared from this magnificent fish with excellent taste. This is probably why trout is often called "royal" or "royal" fish. Despite the fact that trout is found in many water bodies of the European part of Russia, it was brought to us and successfully acclimatized at the end of the 19th century.
In our waters, two types of trout are distinguished: lake and brook trout. Lake trout can be much larger than brook trout. This fish spawns most often, rising from lakes to rivers and streams. After spawning, some of the fry migrate back to the lakes, and some remain in rivers and streams, replenishing the brook trout population. Brook trout, or as it is also called "pestle", is much more known to fishermen. It is much lighter in weight than the lake one, but much more accessible for fishing. Outwardly, trout is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque salmon fish.
Here is how the great connoisseur of fishing in Russia LP Sabaneev describes her: “… Her back is mostly brown or brownish-green, the sides of the body are yellow or yellowish, the fins are yellowish-gray, red spots on the body are most often located along the lateral line or on its sides and often have a blue border …”Adults spend the winter in deep sections of the river: in whirlpools, eddies below the rifts, near spring springs, in places with a moderate current. There is an assumption (though not yet confirmed) that the more springs in a particular reservoir, the more trout there are. The season for catching the pied bird spawning in November-December usually begins with the opening of the rivers. Where water bodies do not freeze at all or do not freeze in warm winters, you can catch it in winter. However, as a rule, fish behave rather passively at this time of the year.
The real fishing begins when greenery appears and a massive flight of insects occurs: mosquitoes, gadflies, horseflies, flies. At this time, the main food of trout is both the insects themselves and their larvae, as well as worms, crustaceans, small fish, frogs. During this period, the pestle keeps at waterfalls, whirlpools, at the washed-out steep banks, under the branches of trees bent over the water. It is there that her main food is located. The pestle manages to get along in water bodies with other predators, and not only with burbot and catfish, but also with much more "toothy" predators, such as: pike, pike perch, perch.
And although pied trout is a common fish in our reservoirs, living in many large and small rivers and streams, not every fisherman can catch it. It is even more difficult to get a weighty specimen. To do this, you have to thoroughly "stomp", wandering along the shores in search of fish. The fact is that trout is sedentary, that is, adhering to certain places. And it is almost always busy. If one trout left him or she was caught, soon her tribesman will definitely appear there. In short, a comfortable abode is never empty.
But how to find such places is a big problem. For this, first of all, it is necessary to know well the bottom topography of the given reservoir. Such information can be obtained from other anglers. However, they are extremely reluctant to share their experiences. Therefore, as a rule, it is necessary to examine an unfamiliar body of water yourself - by experience, that is, by trial and error. But even if you determine the location of the trout, there is no guarantee that it will be immediately possible to catch it, since the pestle is very shy and cautious. In addition, it has the ability to disguise itself well and hide near snags, holes, barrels, pitfalls, river dumps, so finding it is not easy at all.
In addition, the trout clearly sees and hears a person approaching the reservoir and immediately leaves or takes deeper shelter. And even before he appears on the shore. It can also be scared off by sloppy casting or suspicious behavior of the bait. Therefore, you need to approach the chosen place of fishing very carefully, strictly observing the silence. Based on these requirements, sometimes you can see quite funny scenes … A fisherman in a mask, gloves and a tight camouflage suit, languishing from the midday heat and stuffiness, makes his way to the water through thickets of bushes. In another case, a respectable man, in order to make a cast at the intended place, disguises himself, crawls on his bellies on the grass and mud. The main thing here is to be as inconspicuous as possible, trying to merge with the background surrounding the river, becoming one with it.
And such manipulations are a common thing when fishing for trout: after all, places rich in this fish are always found where there are fallen trees, blockages of stones, swamps, swamps. But what can you do, you cannot endure in pursuit of such a valuable, desired prey! Alas, even the most "sacrificial feats" do not guarantee a successful fishing. Pestle is not only noble, but also a very finicky fish. Often fishermen complain: “I saw a lot of very decent trout, but none of them pecked. And I can't understand why. " This finickyness is due to the fact that the pestle is not so easy to please.
It happens that even during the day it greedily grabs any moving bait indiscriminately, and towards evening it cannot be seduced by anything … You see how it splashes here and there, makes circles, jumps out, grabbing insects circling above the water on the fly, and zero for the bait attention. It turns out as in the famous fable: "The eye sees, but the tooth doesn’t." And no tricks of the fisherman can affect her behavior. Experienced anglers believe that the best time to fish for pestle is in the morning before sunrise and in the evening after sunset. Fishing can be successful on cloudy, quiet days and after rain, when the mud begins to settle and the water becomes clear. Although the weather is the weather, the main thing is the skill of the angler. And if he owns it sufficiently, then with a high probability he will return from fishing not empty-handed - with precious trout.