Bass are predatory, voracious fish, found in the quiet waters. Of all the fish living in reservoirs, perch-the most common. Favorable to living conditions in the lakes contribute not only to its size but also weight gain: sometimes caught specimens weighing more than 2 lbs. Medium and small perch feed on fish larvae, worms, leeches, insect larvae; large, mainly small fish, also eats mollusks, leeches, worms.
Where Do Bass Live?
Perch lives in flocks, which are selected fish of the same age. The smaller the perch, the larger the flock. Flocks of medium and small fish live in the coastal zone at a depth of 8 fts in the thickets of aquatic vegetation, in the flooded snags, bushes, in the areas of underwater hills, in the mouths of rivers > flowing into the reservoir. Large perch lives at a depth of the flooded riverbed, in snags, in the irregularities of the bottom, pits, quarries, and in the morning and evening go to eat on the underwater hills and in the coastal zone.
In the reservoirs because of changes in food supply and fluctuations of the water level, the bass often moves from one area of the water body to another. Striped painting allows him to disguise himself in the Parking lot and sneak up on his victim. Perch-strong and agile fish. Their prey he’s stalking loud, hard and fast, repeating the movement fast fish until, until they get it. One of the signs, indicating the angler to the place where there is a perch— is jumping out of the water fry.
Bass Feeding Facts
Bass leads a daily life and eats only in the daytime. It usually lives close to the bottom. In summer, the day often rises in the water and in its upper layers, as they are more saturated with oxygen and here rises small fish. Pursuing her in these layers leaves and perch.
Perch is caught throughout the year. In the spring it can be caught immediately after the release of the reservoir from the ice. At this time, he leaves the deep parts of the lake and comes to the shores. Not bad perch takes the spring before spawning, but the best bite is a week after spawning — in April — may. Fish is caught at this time of year in small places with aquatic vegetation, in flooded bushes, snags in the coastal zone at a depth of 8 fts.
Bass Catching Tips
If the bite is not near the coastal zone, the fish should be sought in dirty places at greater depth. It should be borne in mind that in the spring perch at a depth of more than 3 ft is rare. Catch it better in the morning and evening on warm, quiet days. In cloudy weather, the fish bites well in the afternoon, in the Sunny clear-immediately after sunrise, when cold bite worsens.
In reservoirs, perch spawn later than in rivers, at a water temperature above 5-6° during the week. Caviar usually lays in deep places of the lake, so the fluctuation of the water level does not affect its reproduction.
In early spring, when the reservoir is released from the ice, perch caught on float rods, jig, and mugs. When fishing for a float rod, the best nozzle is considered to be a dung worm and crawler, on the jig-dung worm and bloodworm. If you use the mugs, the nozzle is a small roach, ruff, minnow, silver carp and crawler.
Summer catch perch from shore vegetation, bushes, dirty places. Extraordinarily successful is fishing in the underwater hills and where fry plays. In calm weather, the game fry is found on the ripples on the water. From may to mid — July perch caught well, from mid-July to September-worse.
In summer, the best bite is in warm, cloudy, slightly windy days in the early morning and even in the afternoon. In Sunny weather, the fish bites well after sunrise and up to 9 hours. The Nozzle often takes not at the bottom, and in the half-water. Sometimes at a depth of not less than 8 fts medium and large perch is well caught on hot days from the shadow side of the boat. In the evening the fish are biting poorly. For perch fishing in the summer using float rods, spinning, track, mugs, and jig. The best nozzle on the rod at the beginning of summer is the manure worm, leech, and fry, late summer fry. Float rod, equipped with a jig, fry well caught medium and large perch. A jig baited with a worm, moth or fry. When fishing for mugs as a nozzle using live bait: small roach, small silver carp. Applying for fishing spinning and the track, take a little (1 in long) rotating spinners. By the fall of perch collected in large swarms and are a hard hunt for Malcolm. At the end of August and in September it is caught closer to the shore at the aquatic vegetation, at the flooded Bush, at the snags and at the underwater hills in the coastal and transition zones. At this time, the fish lives near the bottom, better bite with the sunrise, and in a quiet, warm, cloudy weather — and in the afternoon. With the cooling and the beginning of freezing of the reservoir, perch goes for fry in the deep areas of the lake and bite badly.
Autumn in the open water perch caught the same gear as in the summer, as well as a steep minnow. Float rod caught on fry, successful perch fishing on fry float rod equipped with a jig. With decreasing temperature (from about August-September) the bass is successfully caught vertical jigging using small winter minnows — “fry,” and “diamond.” After freezing the reservoir, perch went to the shores of the lake and its Islands, on the underwater hills and kept at the water plants hidden places, in the flooded bushes, in the irregularities of the bottom, at the mouths of the rivers flowing into the reservoir. Ice fishing begins in the coastal zone at a depth of 1 m in places where the ice is covered with snow and at the slopes of the transition zone at a depth of 1.5-2 ft.
Winter bass bite better at the first two to three weeks after freeze-up, when low water levels in winter and at the end of it — before the ice melts. At this time, it is caught often throughout the day.
In reservoirs in winter, the perch bite is more permanent than in the summer. Better caught it in a quiet, slightly frosty Dean, biting continues from dawn to dusk. But better this fish takes early in the morning and in the evening, and in the thaw and among the day. After massive snowfall perch caught weakly.
With a decrease in the water level in the reservoir in winter, it is good to catch in places of cracks and vents. In different parts of the pond, a bite is different. Bass changes its place of residence, leaving one area of the reservoir to another due to reduced oxygen conditions, changes in food supply and large spillways. For the same reason, sometimes the fish takes from the bottom, sometimes in the water and from under the ice. All this must be taken into account, as the success of fishing is provided by an active search for habitat perch. From the ice in winter perch caught in winter trolling and jig. In the middle of winter and on the last ice the large perch better take on a spoon).
On the first and last ice perch is well caught on medium and small lures in the middle of winter — only small. If you use the jig, the most suitable is the type of “pellet,” “oatmeal.” Nozzle on them is a bloodworm, a piece of worm and fry. Jumbo perch are caught better attachment to the jig four to five bloodworm or bait. Sometimes the pole willingly takes on an orange-abdominal small lucky fin of a perch than a worm or moth.