Cunning majestic predators of the rivers.
Carry to solid representatives of river predators a pike and all species of catfishes. Not only their volumes, but also a manner of behavior and flavoring addictions impress.
Body oblong in the form of the torpedo. Green color on sides passes in black to a back. There is any drawing: spots, strips, strokes. Nacreous belly. Fins on a breast and a belly part – pink. All others – with a yellow shade. With age color of a predator becomes saturated and can darken. The mouth a big, lower jaw goes beyond top. Teeth sharp as knives, are located in several rows. They change many times for all life of fish.
Cunning predators of the rivers.
And also there are mobile teeth which don’t release production from a mouth, sticking into it when that tries to escape. Still small same canines are located in language. In length the pike reaches the enormous sizes. In weight – up to 40 kg, and meets more.
Still water – her elements. The pike is almost in all water objects: any by the sizes and depth the rivers, canals, rates, ponds and lakes. Fish treats single. Chooses places in which it is convenient to hide and attack the victim. Thanks to coloring practically merges with a coloring of the underwater environment. Favourite places for the attack: stones and snags, holes and breaks, ditches at the bottom and turns of the rivers.
All species of fish enter a diet, aren’t excluded even the shchuryat. Found in a stomach crickets, dragonflies, crayfish and also feathers of birds.
Spawns with the first warming and after thawing of ice at a temperature of 3 °C. For this time practically refuses food. Under favorable conditions throwing of caviar begins under ice. Special hunger – before spawning and after him, with the first autumn cold snap and initial ice.
The bait imitating live fish is necessary: multi-colored wobbler, live bait, spinner. The small fry, a bleak, a ruff, a bull-calf will approach. Time of day – on blossoming and a decline. Catching is carried out by a spinning, a path, a float tackle and thin. From all predatory river fishes the pike takes the second place after som.
Body large and extended, faded brown color, a little made green, except a belly – it is gray. The head is big, flat, with two long moustaches on the top jaw and four short on lower. The mouth is covered with sharp teeth. Small eyes. There are no scales, but is plentifully covered with slime. A back fin very short, and belly – long. The stately giant is famous for the sizes. The catfish can rise more than 5 meters and reach weight of 300 kg. But to catch it is a big rarity. Often bites fish weighing from 10 to 15 kg.
Lives only at a depth in the clean rivers and flowing warm waters. He needs the places which are filled up with branches and stones, whirlpools and holes, caves, deepenings between cobble-stones. Leads a settled life alone. Leaves the lyozhka only for the period of hunting and for a short interval. In cloudy and cloudy weather gets out to a surface.
It is fed with the frogs, fishes, bloodsuckers and birds who have sat down on a smooth surface. The big sizes make a catfish clumsy therefore it is capable to select also remains of fishes. Hunting process special: exposes the moustaches and moves with them, alluring the victim.
Lays caviar at a temperature of 20 °C in the prepared nest which the female digs a chest fin and further protects from encroachments of underwater inhabitants.
Bites in summer months after spawning and at night days. Is enough strong and practically never releases a bait. As a bait apply the live bait, a spinner, a vibrotail, a frog, crayfish tail, a brush of worms, a medvedka. I am sensitive to smells, can swallow the singed feathers or wool. All tackles, a fishing line – sufficient metric area have to be powerful. The fisherman can be taken with fishing several hours.