Trolling-fishing is a fairly old technology of fishing, which, however, even in our time is very, very effective in the process of catching various predatory fish. Despite the fact that the invention of this technology falls on those times when no one could use motorboats, it was carried out in an extremely affordable way - the vibrator was thrown about 30-40 meters, after which the boat was paddling in the walking mode. Today, trolling-fishing has become much easier, and the only problem can be only affordable financing.

It is worth noting that this concept means both fishing technology and a separate type of gear. Immediately it should be said that there is no reliable information about when exactly trolling-fishing first appeared, but it can be said that it definitely happened a long time ago. Various lures, which scientists found in the process of archaeological excavations, already had a corresponding character, that is, some were narrow and had the necessary mass for carrying out sheer glittering, while wider and larger ones could be used for catching on a path. It is the last variant of fishing that is trolling. Fishing in this case is the towing of one or several baits behind a moving boat.

It is worth noting the fact that the catching of the path was described in some detail by the famous academician L. P. Sabaneev, who created his “encyclopedia” for the fisherman at the end of the 19th century. However, he did not say that this invention is domestic, and in some writings he even mentioned that this technology is even more common in European countries. In Russia, at the time, such fishing was carried out with rather large oscillating lures, while in Europe, fishing for zander was trolling using specialized rotating lures and all sorts of artificial fish models. In principle, it can be said that in the past fishing on the track was the only possible option for really effective catching of predatory fish in the event that fishing was conducted on large bodies of water.

Now, of course, many people think that there is nothing difficult in this - it is enough just to anchor at a certain point, scatter 10 or even more fan spinning around the surrounding water area, and then start moving to another place, but in past times it was far from it. The lack of appropriate gear, which would allow really effective catching of injections, necessitated towing baits behind the rowing boat, but it can be said that in fact, fishing by trolling on a boat made a very, very serious contribution to the development of fishing using spinning .

How is such a catch?

In standard form, the track as a tackle is a standard reel with a fishing line, which is equipped with a metal leash with a fixed bait. After the appearance of sufficiently comfortable spinning rods, equipped with appropriate reels, trolling for beginners became much more accessible, since the need for a rower was no longer necessary, and there was no need to invent various perverse ways to keep the woods. Modern spinningists are not so often purposefully using this technology, but if moving around the reservoir is carried out on oars, it would be unwise to not use this option. Thus, in the end, trolling-fishing on a river can be a bit boring, but sometimes it turns out to be much more efficient compared to most modern technologies.

What is the difference between trolling and the track?

In principle, trolling is the same path, but in this case fishing is carried out from a motorboat. At the moment, many believe that such fishing is an option only for fairly wealthy people, but in reality, everything is much more accessible and easier - for fishing in domestic waters does not necessarily have to have some kind of high-tech and expensive boat.

Hull boats

As you know, all modern boats are divided into two main types - inflatable and hull, with each individual type has its own advantages and disadvantages. Thus, for example, fishing for trolling on Kama can be carried out even on a hull boat, which requires only a trailer for transportation, as well as a certain place in which it can be stored. The only thing that should be taken into account in this case is that such a boat is far from being able to go down into the water everywhere, and in the same way it is not available everywhere from it. Thus, even if the car was able to quite successfully deliver the boat to the water, this does not mean that afterwards it will be able to pull the trailer with the boat even along a sandy, gently sloping beach.

Despite these shortcomings, the hull boat provides an opportunity to install a sufficiently powerful engine and in itself is much easier to manage.

Inflatable boat

Inflatable boats do not need a specialized trailer or a large storage space - these are the advantages that made them the most common among people who like trolling and fishing. Wobblers, rotating blades or any other - all this can be used in this case. The only thing worth noting is the need to allocate time and effort to assemble the boat, but this situation is greatly simplified using a standard pump. At the same time, even such a small drawback is fully compensated by the utmost convenience of transportation and low weight of products, in connection with which fishing by trolling on a PVC boat is available to everyone.

Features of inflatable boats

In operation, inflatable boats are much safer compared to the hull, as they are difficult to turn over or drown, although the material is vulnerable to various mechanical damage. It is worth noting the fact that you need to be especially careful if you are fishing for trolling in a small water. Catching a pike perch or other fish may end up in the end in the unexplored area you will encounter flooded bushes or trees that simply pierce the boat.

Useful tips

Some prefer to solve problems with the vulnerability of the boat through the use of plastic pipes under the collapsible bottom of the boat, but in fact, such decisions will ultimately affect the vehicle's maneuverability.

Many experts say that the use of the echo sounder is very effective, especially when it comes to fishing on fairly large reservoirs. To ensure truly successful fishing it is very important to know the depth in the place where fishing is conducted, and whether any anomalies of the bottom relief are present. All sorts of shoals-banks, deep edges, pits with snags - in any such places a predator can be located, but if you do not have an echo sounder, you simply can not find them in large reservoirs.

What equipment to take?

To ensure normal fishing, you can use almost any echo sounder model, even the most standard (single-path), but you should not forget that in the process of fishing, not every device will provide you with a truly reliable picture. In any case, the best would be to use such equipment, which provides the total number of pulses per second is not less than 30. If finances allow you, it is useful to use a specialized GPRS navigator. If necessary, you can independently mark in it places with a sufficiently large catch or follow your own route.

Lures and fishing features

As you know, the most effective bait in the process of doing such fishing is wobblers, but some people prefer to use vibrators, especially if fairly large silicone baits are used. It is worth noting the fact that the press often mentioned the use of a variety of rotating spinners, but such situations are quite rare.

The advantage of using wobblers is that they provide the ability to set the horizon of the dive bait. This horizon may vary depending on the release of the fishing line, but at the same time any more or less experienced fisherman knows the properties of the cranks he uses. If necessary, the echo sounder can suggest some features of the area.

If you use bait and silicone bait, the situation is somewhat more complicated, but if you want, you can easily master even such bait. The point here is that it is important not just to throw the bait overboard and start swimming - here it is important to make the bait go approximately to the horizon of the fish at the moment. It is not often possible to get directly to the predator’s overt hunt, that is, the fish are often neutral or even passively set up, as a result of which it is not so easy to make them chase after a high-reaching bait.

We catch different fish

If you are interested in catching pike, then it would be best to use the wiring at the bottom, while large perch and perch are caught in such a way that the wobbler periodically hits the blade along the bottom, slightly stirring up the water. Again, you should always take into account the conditions and peculiarities of the fishing you do, since it’s one thing to catch on the reservoir with a sufficiently large depth, and quite another to catch on small rivers.