Let’s just paraphrase a saying: ‘You can postpone fishing but never a lunch!’. That’s exactly what happened with us. We met all together around midday, and there’s nothing like foot fishing to make you work up an appetite!
Having taken a snack break and shared our impressions, we scattered around without losing any time. I have repeatedly noticed that the bigger chub always bite later. They either let the young ones eat in the morning or sleep longer). That’s exactly how it was in my case: every hour I caught bigger and bigger fish, which definitely cheered me up))).
I’d like to mention a spinning rod that I used, as it is like a conductor’s baton, and your fishing comfort greatly depends on it. On that day it was ZEMEX Ultimate with a test of 2-10 g, which undoubtedly inspired me with confidence, when I was pulling lures out from snags and twigs. As I had the same rod in reserve in my car, this allowed me to not care much about that one, when I loaded it to the max!)
Fast action and a comfortable length of 2 metres allowed me to make accurate castings, even in places crowded with bushes.
Having passed all the promising areas within that reach of the river, we moved to a new location, with a different landscape, shore, promising areas but an incredibly large number of mosquitoes (((. I managed to catch a few flathead asp but…
…could not counter the mosquitoes’ attack and fled to the car. In about 20 minutes, Taras and Yuriy came back, as they could not stand mosquito bites too))). We finished our fishing day and were filled with good vibes and hopes for the next day…
You can read the third part of the chub fishing series here