Chub fishing in Summer with a float rod


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Chub fishing in Summer with a float rod is one of the most exciting fishing. In the spring, with the first warm days, strings of fishermen tend to get to the river as soon as possible. Their main target is the chub. This fish deserves special respect among fishermen, which is why chub fishing is so attractive. In addition, in such fishing, there is always a chance to catch a really large specimen.

Chub fishing in Summer Habits

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The chub is a fish capable of providing strong resistance when playing. That is why anglers love it so much. To compete with such a strong man is the essence of chub fishing.

But catching this handsome man is not an easy task:

  • Representatives of this species of fish are very careful. They prefer to stay on a strong current, near rifts, whirlwinds, near steep banks.
  • A trophy specimen is easier to catch at night. Smaller chub can be caught throughout the day.
  • The chub is essentially a semi-predatory fish. Along with the fry, he does not disdain eating insects. They also catch it on corn, bread crust, and cherries.

In the spring, the golden handsome man better takes on the bread crust and the May beetle. Starting in June, preference should be given to vegetable nozzles. In the fall, use minnow fry or perch as bait.

The spawning period ends in June. At this time, cherry blossoms always bloom. Even during spawning, chubs continue to feed actively.

Looking for a suitable place

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The chub is easiest to find on the river. Sometimes it can also enter lakes and small backwaters. But this is rather an exception.

The rules are:

  • Before you start fishing, you should first investigate the intended place of fishing. It is necessary to identify for yourself the most promising fate of the rivers;
  • In summer, special attention should be paid to places with clusters of trees hanging over the water. Chubs love to eat insects falling from branches.

For fish of this breed, the size of the river is not an important factor. You can successfully fish both on large rivers with a strong current, and on small streams.

Choosing a fishing method

The choice of fishing method depends largely on the time of year. In warm water, float fishing will be more promising. At this time, the chub feeds near the surface. Its diet consists of small insects and plants.

The following types of nozzles and baits have proven themselves the most:

  • Dough;
  • Maggot;
  • Bloodworm;
  • Any kind of worm;
  • Chafer;
  • Bread crust.

Closer to autumn flocks of chub go to deep places. From the bottom it will be easier for you to get it to the donk or feeder. The chub is successfully caught on a live bait.

The following nozzles and baits have proven themselves well:

  • Piece of shell;
  • Liver;
  • Small gudgeon;
  • Any other small fish.

Deciding on gear

Definitely, float fishing is the most exciting. She is the mother of all others. In addition, catching a chub on a float rod is the most emotional.

With this method of fishing, the so-called "in-wiring" method is used:

  • The rod must be chosen in Bolognese, at least 6 meters. The longer length will give an additional bonus to accurate casting. However, you should not choose too long. It has more weight and can spoil the fun of fishing. It is better to put the coil inertial, a medium size.
  • The thickness of the fishing line is not more than 0.25 mm, in some cases 0.3 mm. For a leash, a fluorocarbon monofilament no thicker than 0.2 mm will do.
  • A barrel-shaped float with a long keel. Do not choose a float that is too bright in color. This will scare away the cunning chub.
  • The equipment is thrown a little upstream in front of the fed place. The line is etched gradually. The float, carried away by the current, must pull the baited hook along with it. When passing a fed area, as a rule, a bite follows.

Some anglers create a certain game of their gear. To do this, they slightly slow down or stretch the tackle in the opposite direction. Sometimes such a game provokes a fish to bite.

If you are going fishing on a medium or large river, then you are unlikely to be able to fish comfortably with a float fishing rod. Needs a long throw. It can be provided to you by a feeder or donk.

Since the chub belongs to the carp fish family, it should be fed accordingly:

  • Corn, an animal component, and, of course, soil are added to the bait. The soil component will help to weight and dilute the bait;
  • It is better to use a purchased ready-made feeder mix. For a budget option, do-it-yourself bait is suitable. Boiled porridge (millet, pearl barley) or pieces of bread should be taken as a basis.

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Do not forget to add elements of the nozzle (bait) to the bait. This will greatly increase your catch.

In pursuit of a big trophy

Few people are fundamentally tuned in to the capture of a handsome silver. Most fishermen catch the chub along with the rest of the white fish. As a rule, such fishermen catch medium-sized specimens.

But there are also anglers who are specifically trying to catch a large trophy. It should be noted that individuals over 5 kg come across, and in some places up to 8 kg.

Due to their caution, the fish rarely gets caught in poaching nets. Therefore, the population of the large chub is quite large. However, unlike their small counterparts, large individuals do not adhere to the flock. They choose a certain place for themselves (usually at the very bottom) and protect it in every possible way.

Such a giant has practically no enemies capable of eating him.

The diet of red-finned giants also differs from its smaller counterparts. The big chub is a real predator. It feeds on small fish, less frequently on insects.

Catching a trophy chub is associated with certain conditions:

  • Fishing should be carried out mainly from a boat. It is not always convenient to catch suitable places from the shore.
  • Favorite places for trophy chubs are all sorts of rubble, low bridges, and steep banks.
  • It is best to break through places by spinning with high-frequency baits. Crank-type wobblers have proven themselves well. A turntable will do.

The negative aspects include the fact that when catching a large chub, it is strictly forbidden to put on a leash. Otherwise, fishing will not bring the proper result. But other predators also live in promising places. For example, a pike will easily bite your tackle.

How does fishing depend on the time of year?

The basic rules are:

  • In spring, the lobed (as the chub is also called) is still not very active. It is better to use low-frequency wobblers of the minnows class with a slow game.
  • In summer sometimes (June, July), the robust moves to the upper layers. Cranks and micro-oscillators maximally provoke fish to bite.
  • Autumn is the best time for trophy fishing. Small individuals stop responding to the bait. You need to catch on baits with a large depth when posting.

Regardless of the fishing season, the bite of the red-finned predator is uneven. Sometimes you have to spend a single day and make incredible efforts to catch a chub. But believe me - the result of the fish caught on the bait will exceed all your expectations.