The Best Feed Mixture Horizon for Fishing
Any angler understands that bait actively attracts fish when it is in the space under the control of a given fish for the longest time (or better, constantly). Proceeding from the fact that almost any mixture can be at the bottom, and not one can hang at the surface or in the water column for a long time, special forms of the feeding of the bottom, surface, and pelagic prey are developed.
In short, it is formulated as follows: the closer the fishing horizon is to the bottom, the less often you can throw food. If the ground bait is at the bottom, then the frequency of additional feeding can be significantly reduced. In this case, the amount of initial food should be increased to facilitate the search for prey for the fish.
By trying to attract bottom-feeding fish with frequent tossing, we also achieve another positive effect. It consists of the best dissolution of substances attractive to fish and better visibility of the feeding point. In addition, a high rate of the toss can lead to raising actively feeding fish to the surface. The effect of lifting above the bottom is also manifested when the approach is significantly larger than the bulk, individuals, who simply drive away weak competitors from food.
This is one of the most influencing factors on the feeding pattern. This is caused not only by its advantages, that is, the acceleration of attracting fish to the place of fishing but also by the disadvantages, which are manifested in the erosion of lumps and the movement of particles of the mixture when immersed and at the bottom.
That is why fishing with bait in a clearly defined course is much more difficult for an inexperienced angler. The speed and direction of the water flow can change dramatically and arbitrarily, as happens in artificial reservoirs.
The most striking example of such a fishing place in my practice is the channel to them. Moscow where float competitions of various levels are constantly held in such conditions, in addition to a correctly selected mixture, such skills as the accuracy and regularity of the flips are certainly important, regardless of whether you feed with solo books or a crumbling mixture.
The reason for this is as follows. In stagnant water, you undershoot or overshoot in one direction or the other increases the area occupied by the bait by the error distance. During the course, the inaccuracy will increase with the flow also downstream. Due to such inaccuracies, you will have to fish a much larger area of the reservoir in search of suitable fish.
The second reason for the need for sniper throws of a lump is the need to find a fishing point (the place where the food intersects the fish horizon), directly opposite you or, with a strong current, slightly lower.
This position of the fishing point will allow you to quickly and thoroughly fish the subject area, and in the conditions of a changing current, it will make it possible not to waste time trying to move the mixture and fish to the place where the food has moved.
Absolute Fishing Depth
The absolute depth, in relation to bait, can be called the distance that the mixture falling from the surface of the water overcomes to the fish. Possible differences are in the frequency of tossing, the size of a single serving, the amount of starting feeding, and, in part, in the way of mixing with water. When fishing not from the bottom, slowly sinking particles must constantly pass the fish’s feeding horizon, and because of differences in their size, a difference in the speed of diving occurs.
Therefore, with an increase in depth, a general tendency arises to decrease the minimum frequency of toss per unit of time. Along with this the minimum size of one serving increases determined by the amount that is clearly visible at the depth of fishing. It is clear that having passed the thickness of water by three meters, friable bait “will be smeared” in-depth, turning into a column.