Podust-fish. Who is it?
In the upper reaches of the lower reaches of the rivers with unhurried flowthere is a substratum. Fish in different localities are called differently, but more often than not, they call it "black-bellied" or "black-browed" because of a strip that, like a black film, passes under the whole belly of the creature. This species eats vegetative food (although it does not refuse from small crustaceans), however it does not do this as "herbivorous" roach or bream. The fish likes to feed near the stream of currents or in pits, where a lot of different food is deposited. Experienced fishermen argue that the black-cap can be found near clay drenches, where he eats well with grass and small river inhabitants.Perhaps, that's why the mouth of the peristalis looks like a slot cut above the cartilaginous plate of the lower jaw.
Some anglers believe that the bottom is a fish (photobefore you), which is very similar to fish, and others indicate its similarity with the dace. The maximum length of this specimen does not exceed 35 centimeters, however, the specimen is 20-30 cm long and weighs no more than three hundred grams. Podust-fish covered with very tightly pressed scales: large dark green on the back, silvery on the sides and on the abdomen. The fin on the back is usually black, and the caudal fin is gray, of varying thickness. Nerestitsya podost-fish where warm water flows calmly and not quickly. It is interesting that the average female can lay more than 12 thousand eggs at a time. Having swept away the snow-white caviar, the puff-fish leaves downstream. It is found practically in all rivers of Russia.However, if you do not arrange a special hunt for it, you can not even suspect that the podeste lives in local waters.
Hunt for a bed
Paradoxically, the place of feeding is notcoincide with the zones of its habitation. "Podolyaetsya" podst-fish on stony shallows, wherever the stones are covered with vegetation. It's hard to feed her here. The bait falls into the cracks or under the stones, it is difficult to get it out, so it becomes inefficient. The fish rest near the clay ledges, but there it does not show any interest in feeding.And without her, it's impossible to catch her. The fish are very fond of large, non-flowable "food", not falling to the bottom. What to do? It is best to find a ledge near the shore with a flat muddy bottom without hooks. Make bait best from steamed grains of buckwheat, wheat or pearl barley. If the flow is fairly rapid, the grains can be rolled into clay so that they are not blown away. However, lying on the bottom of the bait should not. Podust can be caught, dragging it on the bottom.
And it is worth considering that the fish did not immediatelyswallows the bait, and for some time holds it in his mouth, as if tasting. Naturally, at this moment she can easily get free and go. When the pod-fish still swallows its prey, it begins to furiously resist, but, fortunately, not for very long. If the bottom is covered with hooks (and this is how it usually happens), it is best to drag the peristage with a half-cup or a plug. Naturally, it can be caught and with the help of a feeder, however only if the fisherman possesses it very skillfully. Feeds a fast-paced fish during the day, and it is constantly in motion. Firstly, the fish is very sensitive to water temperature and flow velocity. Secondly, it constantly "monitors" the fast-growing thickets of benthic plants. It's difficult to catch a fish-traveler, but that's why catching a bush becomes so interesting.