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Still-water autumn – Lipno

Prosinec 6, 2014 - 9:23 pm Komentáře nejsou povoleny

p1150411 The fishing season is almost over and it is time to a little remember this autumn. I tried few times to catch a carp in Lipno lake and surprisingly I was successful. I started to fish from bank with long rods and bait droppers, I caught few roach, bream and small carp, but it was not ideal. I asked my friends specialists on float-fishing and they recommended me a system with slider float and maggots. I bought everything in Franta´s shop and looked forward to weekend. Weather was nice and warm, on surface were only fine riffles. It was very exiting as I discovered something new. I prepared two rods, made big balls from sand, soil and cereal meal and went by boat for about 100 metres from bank. I anchored and I also anchored small buoy to mark feeding ground about five metres far from boat. I started with pre – baiting and next I had to measure depth of water and to weight floats. It took some time to balance weight and distance between hook and float. Next I opened the plastic box with swarming maggots (the box had been in our fridge without been detected for three days :-)) and surprisingly they were not slimy. I put four-five maggots on hooks and casted both rods to the feeding ground. In the lake was slow current, so it was necessary to recast every 2 minutes, with two rods it was like carousel. First take came very soon, the float shook at first a little, and next slowly sunk, I struck and first fish was on hook. It was roach, next I caught few breams (the float jumped up during take) and also few carps. Two carps of the length of about 50 cm followed me home to remember us upcoming Christmas time, as schnitzel from carp is traditional Czech menu during Eve.  It was definitely different and exiting fishing with fine equipment comparing the ledgering with heavy rods and bait droppers when in fact fish caught themselves. With kites-flying nice weekend. Great new stile of fishing and an opportunity to learn new vocabulary, I have special Czech – English Fishing Dictionary :-)