C’est Mercredi ! C’est Etenne
Ca y est l’hiver est bien installé et le moins qu’on puisse dire c’est qu’il commence à faire froid. Equipement de commando alpin de rigueur. Les collant de ski, les vêtements techniques et par dessus tout ça, la salopette qui coupe le vent et qui est étanche, un bon manteau de voile une cagoule ou un bonnet et on est prêt. Pour les plus frileux, pensez aux gants, il y en a des très fin chez decathlon qui permettent d’utiliser les smartphones tactiles.
Here it is winter is installed and the least we can say is that it’s getting cold. Equipment Alpine rigorous commando. Ski sticky, technical clothing, and above all that, overalls windproof and waterproof is a good sailing jacket a hood or hat and you are ready. For the more cautious, think about the gloves, there are very late in decathlon, which allow the use of touch smartphones.
Another morning of fishing, we know that it will be hard but we must let go. the water is high, slightly tinted, this is the big pike season. There may be some key but one is enough to make the fish of the year.
you attack first typical raw spot. At this point the bank is down slightly compared to the rest, the Seine thus passes straight about 8 or 10m from the edge. The bank is very steep, 2m from the edge there 2m of water with pebbles on the bottom. Generally (there is no truth in fishing but can often check recurring situations) during floods zander like to put on areas or the main stream is broken. On this spot the limiting current / quiet is about 8m from the edge and often close to the area that the fish are. It may even happen that the fish are active in the area where the current is strongest. White fish are often grouped together in these areas « calm » and carnivores are grouped together to gorge for the winter.
We attack drifting one up 7 « vertical there are between 1.50m and 4m of water around. This lure can seem big but I promise you that in winter the pike attack very large prey and a lure 18 20cm or do not scare them. So it can actually happen that we pass to medium sized fish coast that is not receptive to such large prey but sizes 7 « or 8 » used to « select » a minimum . Can be less fish in the day but often larger.
We are moving slowly and the first perch is soon to appear, the fish is in the net, the one up 7 « is completely gobbled … it’s a nice fish. We continue on the area, hoping that it is not alone, his friends are receptive but time passes and nothing happens. After 1 hour, we go to another spot, same configuration, the main current is broken, but this time by a concrete building .. .the background varies a lot, it goes from 2m to 6m with almost a big break, it gently back. We walk on the area, lawrence pulled his one up 6 « and he tried to end 5’s » I always insists my 7 « . He returned a small pike of about 50cm to an area or there appears to be white. Logically insists a while but nothing happens. The Drive on another spot or the current is again broken by a quay. The area is shallow and there are still herbaria. We remained very little time. Laurent goes into linear, I continue with my 7 « leaving my hang one up a little behind the boat, I quickly make me catch a pulled, the lure is again gobbled … still a nice fish up to the boat . A nice exit, but quick to confirm spots🙂