The main tackle for pike fishing at any time of the year is the zherlitsa. It has many designs, but the principle is one - the pike is caught on live bait, when it bites, it tears the line out of the clamp, and then either itself is spotted, or a signal is given to the fisherman.
Summer zerlitsa are coastal or floating (circles). In order to put the girder on the bank, you need to choose a place with a clean bottom. The coastal zherlitsa is a V-shaped flyer made of wood with a wound fishing line in the form of a figure eight. A metal leash with a hook is attached to the end of the fishing line: single, tee, double.
In the evening, the zherlitsa is hung on a branch of a coastal bush or on a pole stuck into the ground. Live bait is placed on the hook behind the back or through the gills, preferably of those species that are the object of hunting for pike in this reservoir.
So much line is unwound so that the live bait can swim near the bottom, so that the rest of the line does not fly off, it is fixed in the cleft. When the pike sees its prey, it attacks and swallows the live bait, after which it cannot leave, it remains in the morning to collect the catch.
Fishing for pike in circles requires the presence of an angler. The mugs have the same principle, only they differ in the shape of a disk. After the bait is planted, the tackle is lowered into the water and drifts across the reservoir or is held by the load in one place. You can tell about a bite by an inverted mug. Then you need to quickly swim up on the boat and hook the pike.
It is possible to fish with girders in winter as well. The place where the pike lives is chosen and the hole is drilled. The winter zerlitsa is now charging. To do this, a live bait is put on a hook, preferably a single one, since with a sluggish bite, the pike is very careful and can feel the prick of a tee.
After lowering the bait into the hole half a meter from the bottom, fix the bite alarm (flag on the twig) and wait. As soon as the pike grabs the live bait, the flag falls (in some structures it rises), the angler must begin to quickly select the line until the moment when the pike is felt. Next, a sweep is made sharply so that the hook fits securely into the bony mouth of the fish.
The pike will desperately resist, but the line must not be weakened. After the predator gets tired, it is brought to the hole and taken out, a large pike is pulled out with a hook.