Catching on bubbles

Catching on bubbles Normal fishing for bait – it chose a place, lure, wait. But not always such a scheme works. In one “beautiful day”, on the lake where I usually fish, carp and tench refused to go to the bait. Apparently their numbers have been severely eroded by poachers or just some kind of unknown biological mechanism has worked. But the fact was on the face. Strong places were observed from the force of 2-3 bites per week. It was necessary to seek a solution to the problem. And it was found – running on bubbles.

The fact is that carp, tench, crucian carp, bream and some other fish species have a special manner of searching for food. They go at the bottom and dig in the mud or among the roots of the algae. As a result, garlands of characteristic small bubbles come to the surface. So, you can track the fish. As carp goes along the bottom, so on the surface and stretches the path from the bubbles.

Taking advantage of this observation, I and several experienced anglers once again began to catch carp and line in this lake. Of course, in a heavily overgrown pond, such catching will not work. But if there are relatively clean areas – it’s worth a try.

The tactics of catching bubbles were very easy and efficient. One rod is being prepared for long-distance casting. All the rest of the equipment is in the backpack behind your back so that you can move from place to place. So, you walk along the shore and carefully examine the water surface. Early in the morning, the lake is usually completely calm. In such conditions it is easy to notice the bubbles from carp digging on the bottom.

Over time, we even developed some experience and we could easily recognize by bubbles that the fish is digging – carp, tench or crucian carp. Even the approximate size managed to determine. Sometimes it came to ridiculous. Catching near. Someone says – you see the bubbles went. Now I’ll catch this line, for 400 g. And after about a couple of minutes – a half kilogram line is already beating in the cage.

The process of catching bubbles is quite obvious. When bubbles are seen in the reach zone, a worm, a crumpled loaf or potatoes are placed on the hook and thrown into the area of ​​the bubbles. If the path from the vials is clearly visible, the fish actively feeds and is in motion. So you need to throw it “on the course,” a meter or two ahead. The calculation is simple: the carp digs mud in search of food and suddenly “digs out” the edible on the hook …

The second case: small foci of blistering without a clearly defined direction, appearing here and there. This means that the fish (more often tench) settled on some interesting site and digs in the mud, as in the garden. Here you just need to throw in the area of ​​activity and rely on luck. It is better to make one cast into the far point of the digging zone and two or three times to pull the tackle towards you, than to do three or four casts to catch these points. So there is less chance to scare the fish.

Such speculative fishing is interesting in its own way, but it is also difficult at the same time. Very much depends on the experience of the fisher in catching bubbles and even more – from luck. But experience comes with time, but luck simply comes. 🙂