Cheerful spring tench

Fishing tench spring The last decade of April – the first half of May – is the best time for catching the tench in the middle lane. During this period, the lake tench departs from the winter “hibernation”. Excavated from mud and mud. After starving for the winter, the tench goes to active feeding to prepare for spawning.

The spawning tench usually passes in the end of June – July, at very high water temperatures. And April – May, this time, when the tench actively feeds and it is worth to go to the tench fishing just in this period.

At the end of April, and I, turned spinning, decided to give a few fishing specialized fishing line. For this, I went to the well-known to me, overgrown with reeds, shallow channel. Depths of up to 2 meters and extensive shallow “tables”, as well as chic corridors along the reeds – an excellent combination of places for spring hunting for the tench.

The spring tench moves quite actively, moving along the pond in search of food. It is known that the main paths of this fish pass near the coastal walls of the reeds, where the depth ranges from 0.5 to 1 m. We can say that this is the upper or middle part of the shore brooks.

One of these places I chose. The opposite bank was completely covered with thick reeds, stretching in both directions as far as the survey was enough. A little to the right, along the same opposite bank, there was a large willow shrub that protruded almost a third of the width of the canal (I must say, the canal in this area was not wide – about 15-18 meters). From the side of my shore, the picture was no less diverse. On the right began the same wall of reeds. On the left was also a small, half-submerged willow bush. But, most interestingly, on the left, the bottom had a significant pit, with the fall of the bottom from 1.5 to 2-2.5 m. I expected that such a variety of terrain and bottom relief would help me to localize the tench on this site and successfully catch it.

I did not start baiting. My calculation was that my choice of location would ensure the approach of the tench to this site. I took two simple telescopic fishing rods with coils and went to the canal. The early morning at the end of April is very cold, sometimes even with frosts. On tench fishing in the early spring there is no sense to go before 7, even 8 o’clock in the morning. Usually at this time, from 8 am to 11 am, the bulk of the bites occurs. Sometimes you can catch the spring in the course of the whole day. The best spring nozzle for the tench is a dung worm or a shamrock.

Having settled away from the shore in my little chair, I threw both fishing rods under my bank, since I found the bottom relief on my side of the canal more interesting.

Everything happened in science. Starting at 8 am went bites. First a good tench was caught for 400 g. Then, within two hours, 6 more molts fell on my fishing rods. The bites followed literally near the shore. And, 5 of the 7 fish caught on the right fishing rod – closer to the wall of reeds. This once again proved that the tench are not indifferent to such reed and reed walls.

I visited the tench fishing several more times that spring. The results were. But when the algae rose high, and the water fairly warmed (somewhere by the 20th of May) – the biting tench gradually weakened. It is time for a more laborious – tench summer fishing.

Also read the post about catching tench in spring.