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  1. 14 points
    Belaya River - In search of big Grayling Introduction This guide was written with the intent to show players how to catch the Grayling in Belaya River and to share some spinning techniques used in the game. Please remember that in our game fish might change spots and lures/baits. Those spots that I will show you might not work in the future and the same goes to the lures or baits I used. From my own experience as a player, I knew that Grayling likes to bite on small spinners so I decided to only focus on using Ultra Light spinning tackle to target Graylings. Species Overview The grayling (Thymallus thymallus) is a species of freshwater fish in the salmon family Salmonidae. It is the only species of the genus Thymallus (the graylings) native to Europe, where it is widespread from the United Kingdom and France to the Ural Mountains in Russia, but does not occur in the southern parts of the continent. The grayling grow to a maximum recorded length of 60 cm (24 in) and a maximum recorded weight of 6.7 kg (15 lb). Of typical Thymallus appearance, the grayling proper is distinguished from the similar Arctic grayling (T. arcticus arcticus) by the presence of 5–8 dorsal and 3–4 anal spines, which are absent in the other species; T. thymallus also has a smaller number of soft rays in these fins. The grayling prefers cold, clean, running riverine waters, but also occurs in lakes and, exceptionally, in brackish waters around the Baltic Sea. Omnivorous, the fish feeds on vegetable matter, as well as crustaceans, insects and spiders, molluscs, zooplankton, and smaller fishes. Spots, gear I spend around 7 hrs over 4 days trying 4 different spots on Belaya River map. I used 1 UL setup (spinning tackle) and a variety of small spinners and small wobblers. My setup: Lures I used to catch Grayling during 4 days of testing: - Early morning (in the game) 4am - 8am: - Daytime (in the game) 8am - 6 pm : - Evenings and nights (in the game) 6pm - 4am: Spots that I was fishing on : No.1. 73.50 No.2 73.48 No.3 73.57 - The best spot for me for all 4 days. No.4 72.39 Results: Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Conclusion: The best time for me to catch Grayling was between in-game hrs 5am - 7pm and temperature 14 -17 C. Grayling was also bitting outside those hrs but bite rate was slower for me. Grayling will bite with sunny weather but also when is raining. The best spinning technique ( both wobblers and spinners) for me was: retrieval with speed 23-25 - Straight Retrieval retrieval with speed up - 23 for 3-4 sec and speed up with SHIFT for 3 sec - Speed Up Twitching with wobblers was also working for me but I preferred to use retrieval. Grayling is awesome fish to target, you can also catch other nice species when trying for Grayling- Chub, Brown Trout, Ide and Taimen. Use light and shiny spinners and wobblers during the day and darker colours during the evening and night. Looks like Grayling on Belaya River also likes red shiny lures during a day. You can catch grayling in the open water but also around huge stones - close to the top of the water. Good luck and have fun guys. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask here on the forum ( not in game please). Thanks
  2. 11 points
    Old Burg - In Search of the Tench (bottom fishing) Introduction This guide was written with the intent to show players how to catch Tench on Old Burg. The decision was made to focus on bottom fishing only. While not everything was fully explored, it became apparent early on that fishing without a leader resulted in more tench than with a leader. And that both braided and fluoro lines yielded less fish than fishing with a monofilament line. A total of 17 hours were spent on fishing, another six hours were spent on collecting data, sorting through it and gathering the results that are displayed in this guide. This guide covers basic information about the species, a review of the data collection techniques and results, discussion of techniques and rigs, a talk of the locations, some comments on hook and bait selection, and finally some points that I haven't covered, but could prove to be starting points for those anglers that want to dive further into the world of the Tench. Please note that in our game fish might change spots and lures/baits over time. The spots that I will show you might not work in the future and the same goes for the baits/lures I used. I will however give you hints and tips as to what to look for in spots and give suggestions towards other baits/lures that currently might not work but can work in the future. Species Overview The Tench is a fish of the cyprinid family. It is widespread in Europe (except the basins of the Norwegian Sea, the White Sea and the Barents Sea). In Siberia, it occurs in the middle course of the Ob and the Yenisey. Tench is rather undemanding towards the quality of water and may be artificially bred in ponds. It likes still water overgrown with reed and is rather warmth-loving. Usually it prefers quiet river backwaters, silted lakes and ponds. The tench is a slow and sluggish fish. It leads a sedentary lifestyle. It stays in the bottom water and avoids sunlight. The tench feeds on bottom water invertebrates (insect larvae, worms, mollusks), extracting them from silt at 7-9 cm depth. Full-grown fish, beside living creatures, it feeds on underwater plants and detritus. The mouth of tench is very small, on each side of it there is one short barbel. Its pharyngeal teeth form one row, they are elongated and hook-shaped. The fins are rounded in shape and gray in color. The coloration of tench depends on water color, the back is normally dark green, sometimes almost black, the flanks are olive with gold shimmering. In rivers and clean lakes, tench is always lighter and yellower. Its average body length ranges from 20 to 40 cm. A large tench may reach a length of 70 cm and a weight exceeding 7 kg. Getting Started From the information gathered above plus what I could find on Wikipedia and other fishing websites, I learned that Tench are primarily bottom feeders. Due to that, I decided to go with bottom fishing. Habitat wise they seemed to like vegetation the most. Finally I went with medium sized hooks, given that the fish is bigger than the common roached I've covered previously, but rarely exceeds the 6kg mark. At first I had trouble finding the right spots. The spots that used to work (see map below in this guide) didn't yield much tench. I tried a lot of spots with liliepads, duckweed and reeds. Eventually I learned tench prefer liliepads the most but there have to be a few open spots of water around it, where the water is a little deeper than close to the shore. Fishing too close to the shore and there would hardly be any fish. Fish in too open water and the yield of tench would significantly reduce. When I finally had found a spot with a few decent tench, I still seemed to stay behind in comparison to other players that were slamming them left and right. I decided to change my line from fluoro and braided to mono. This gave an increase in tench. Removing the leader helped a little too. Finally I switched rigs and found out through trial and error that the inline rig worked very well. Data Collection and Results The first three fishing sessions where held at 47:20. This spot was hot and well known among the players. Standing on the bridge, facing the small pond behind it, casting out at roughly 15% in the middle of the liliepads, worked like a charm. If you casted out to the right, you'd find yourself snagged on occassion. It was here that I caught my first trophy tench on Honey Dough. Spot 1. The second three fishing sessions where held at 17:68. Similar to the first spot, but adding a little bit more dead trees in the water, this spot produced a lot of tench, in particular on the sunny days. Fishing with worms would result in an abundance of perch and the occasional gras carp. Casting out between the liliepads infront of you and the patch of liliepads behind it, at roughly 15-25% out, worked like a charm. Mind the dead trees and the rocks to your left though, they can cause snags. Spot 2. The final three fishing sessions were held at 8:50. This was a spot where hardly anyone fished and where I landed another trophy tench. For casting out you shouldn't go further than 20%, or you hit the open water. But you don't want to cast out too closeby either. I found in between these three patches of liliepads was the best spot. Spot 3. Rig Setup and Techniques Used After trial and errors, I used the following setup for bottom fishing Tench: My prefered setup for bottom fishing tench. Initially I used braided line with a fluoro leader, but after tweaking I noticed that removing the leader and fishing with monofilament line worked best in attracting the tench. With rigs I noticed a significant increase of fish the moment I switched from the basic bottom rig, to the paternoster rig, to eventually the inline rig. I haven't tried the loop rig, though I have heard from other players it works great on tench as well. This is something for the tench enthusiast to dive into further. Hooks I started out with Happy Hook CL13 size #14, but I ended up using the Silk Series CL16 size #6. Anywhere between #10 and #6 is good, though with #6 I caught bigger fish in general. Using hooks bigger than #6 resulted in a loss of fish, either small ones or simply lack of action. I went with the Westhill Masked Mesh feederkorf, since this one is practically invisible in silt bottoms. Given that Old Burg has a lot of silty bottoms and no current, I thought this one was best. The Gold 80 reel was purely to be able to fight carp in the case I would hook into one. It isn't necessarry for Tench, as they will give up pretty easily after an initial burst from the bigger tench. Baits and Groundbaits During the 15 hours of fishing I used one bait (casters) that I knew would work. The other baits I switched. Diced Cheese and Nightcrawlers would work from time, but then also had huge periods where they didn't work at all and only attracted other fish. Corn seeds worked pretty steady, though here too there were a lot of side catches, such as common carp and gras carp. Honey dough proved to be a true surprise, and while I didn't fish much with Mountain Honey Size 15 Boilies, I was quite surprised when I hooked into two fat tenches, just a few grams away of being a trophy. Baits used and the percentage of Tench caught on them. Algae, peas, wheat seeds and strawberry boilies didn't yield any tench, though I have caught them on those baits in the past. Average weight of Tench per bait used. For groundbait I used the standard Tench mix, as provided by the game. All my groundbait was of 10/10 quality and lasted up to 17 hours. At the start of each session I would throw 10 balls of groundbait around my rods. I did not add any further during the remaining of the day, so as to see the difference between usage of groundbait and without the usage of groundbait. The areas that were less favorable for tench, would attract some tench, but their activity would drop to almost zero when the groundbait was gone. The areas that already had a big population of tench, were not much affected by the use of groundbait. Having that said, past experience has lead me to believe that crafting your own tench groundbait - by adding melted cheese or Kuori cheese to the mix - can result in a massive increase in (big) tench. However, due to lack of time I couldn't pursue this path and test it out on my own. Locations I picked my three spots based on earlier gathered knowledge of tench prefering vegetation for food and covering, with silty bottoms. The first spot I chose for it's liliepads and because it was a very well known tench spot within the community. The second spot I chose for the liliepads in combination with rocks and dead trees. The last spot I chose for it's triangle of liliepads with open water behind it. There were a whole bunch of other spots that I used to fish and which I tested prior to starting the report. However, those spots didn't pan out. I have marked them on the map in orange (for some tench this time) and red (for no tench this time) though, so as for future reference. 47:20 - a well known tench spot among the players. This spot yielded a decent amount of tench, including the first trophy. 17:68 - a lesser known tench spot. During sunny days this place was crowded with tench. Also has perch and other predatory fish. Would do well for a player to both bottom fish and spin fish. 8:50 - an unknown tench spot. With no other players around me, I could farm the tench to my hearts content. The only negative point: if you hook into a grascarp and your gear is not up to par, prepare for the fish to drag you all across the lake, and if unlucky, to break your gear. Weather and Time of Day Weather and Time of Day (TOD) proved to have a big impact on the tench. Wind in particular proved to be a disaster for the tench. As soon as it would pick up, the activity would drop. Clear and cold nights would send the tench to inactivity as well. Light rain with hardly any wind produced a lot of tench, but as soon as the rain would turn into pooring rain or the wind would pick up, the tench once again would be gone. Cloudy days and sunny days proved to be the best. Tench caught by weather type. Clear stands for clear nights. Time of day played a major factor into the activity of the tench as well. Late evenings with sunny, cloudy or overcasted skies would be their preference and you could catch them well into the dark, with a slight drop in between 2am and roughly 3am. Then it would pick up again - if the weather was correct - until late in the morning. During afternoons and early evenings there would be a significant drop in activity, only to be picked up again during later evening hours. Tench caught by TOD. Validation During my final 4 hour fishing session I used all knowledge I had gathered during the previous sessions. I started fishing at 8:50 with casters, honey dough and coconut & cream boilies, where I switched the last after 24 ingame hours to diced cheese, another 24 ingame hours later to corn and the final 24 ingame hours to mountain honey boilies. During this session I caught a total of 92 fish of which 24 were tench, including the three trophies you'll see below. I ended up on the weekly leaderboards for a second - I forgot to take a screenshot - but was knocked off an hour later and didn't manage to land a bigger trophy that day. Two trophies were caught between 9pm and 10:30pm. The other trophy was caught around 6am. Conclusion The tench can be an easy fish to target, but it is very sensitive to change in weather and time of day. When it comes to bait, it will have one or two baits that are constantly solid. However, the widely used corn and diced cheese sometimes do work and then suddenly won't work for a long period of a time. Surprisingly honey seems to attract tench the most, whether it's in the form of boilies or dough. Other baits that will work are all types of worms - from maggots to nightcrawlers, and casters included - to several other types of doughs and boilies. The tench isn't picky about hooks, thought it prefers size 10-6. Smaller hooks will result in a lot more smaller fish (both tench and side catches), whereas big hooks will result in less fish and in big carp that could wreck your setup if not careful. This in particular goes for those fishing with size #4 and up hooks with diced cheese and corn, who will inevitably find themselves battling fierce gras carp, black carp or common carp. The data that I've collected has yielded much useful information. Nevertheless, there are still things to explore. I couldn't cover all the baits, and I've left most of the boilies out due to lack of time. Groundbait is another venue to look at, since I only used standard groundbait. Given how the fish reacted to honey in their baits, I would suggest the enthusiastic tench angler to start pursuing from there, and to not forget cheese as well. Old Burg has a variety of spots that I didn't touch, but look very promising. Also, there seems to be a relation between weather and bait, in particular with cheese and corn, but I noticed it too with other baits. One moment they are 'hot', the next moment not a single fish will touch it. Given that tench are sensitive to weather, I wonder if weather change affects their taste buds as well. And last but not least: I've left the whole usage of float fishing unexplored as well as the use of certain higher percentage bottom rigs. I encourage the motivated anglers to pick up where I've left of. Show me how you caught your trophy tench and share me rigs and (ground-)baits that you've used that I didn't. I encourage and challenge you to go out there and to come back with your findings. And if you learn something new, please share it with the rest of us! Until next time - Tight Lines!
  3. 10 points
    ~ 2 hours of Bear Lake, as always a really high start frequency (30 Fish ~40 mins(a few sold to get all at 1 page)) and then slowing down, but still absolutely ok. Koords 55:63 with clip 20 and depth 1.90 Sandwich with 3x Nordic Esterberry 20 + Honey 20, Tuna 20 & Creme Brulee 18 Gear/Setup, Casting Location, Groundbait and Result at the Screenshots below: Also if you did not see it and you are interested, I made a Guide for Bear Lake with main Focus at Carps but also general infos and mechanics: >>Klick for the Guide<< Wish you all tight lines, gl & hf. Ps: In case you are bottom fishing, Creme Brulee is really good at the moment, obviously you can use the other above mentioned ones too. For other working baits use as always the weekly leaderboard ingame (ESC - Records - Weekly) there are enough samplesizes.
  4. 8 points
    Hi there! Those last days on Sura have been interesting. Thank you very much to @tonio for infos . A good variety of fishes and some good trophies were caught. Location: 44:37 White Lake Casting: 40/45m clip, aiming the big tree Rigs: baitfish rig, loop rig, texas rig Baitfishes: gudgeons, bleaks, white breams, ruffes, roaches, perches Lures: Syberia Real Minnow 4-001 and the fluo green shad (sorry, I forgot to take a screenshot, don't know the exact reference) Groundbaits: white bream mix, and custom mix made with zebra mussels+crab and mussels+chopped worms Baits: Crab & mussels 14/18, Atlantic mussels 14/18, Halibut 14, nightcrawlers, bloodworms, algaes Fishes caught: zanders, volga zanders, burbots, sterlets, wild/common carps, silver carps, blue breams, white breams, white-eye breams, pikes, catfishes, breams Results and review: - The best period is from 6:00pm to 10:00am the next day. There's a dead period from around 01:00pm to 06:00pm. - Good café orders for trophy zanders, small/medium and trophy volga zanders. - There are many volga zanders, they're quite abundant. Several trophies were caught, 2 for me. Mostly all caught on baitfishes, but they go well on soft lures like shads and real minnows. - There's a good number of zanders too, 2 trophies also. One caught on Real Minnow 4-001, the second on white bream. - Some sterlets can be encountered. I caught a 4.2kg one on Real Minnow 4-001, some other smaller. They bite also on nightcrawler. - Wild and common carps reacted well to Atlantic mussels 14/18, Crab & mussels 14/18, Halibut 14. They seem to like algaes aswell. - Blue breams seem to be active. Not caught big ones, but there's potential I think. - Silver carps biting on algaes.
  5. 8 points
    Mosquito Lake - Laying Out The Perfect Bream Buffet Introduction: This guide started with the intent of showing lower level players how to catch Bream at Mosquito Lake. While collecting data the scope of the guide expanded in my mind as I caught plenty of White Bream and collected some very interesting data on the usage of ground bait. Because of this, this guide is broken into two parts. The first section will simply cover how to catch Bream and White Bream at Mosquito Lake. The first section will be a good 'quick start' guide for newer players who simply want to catch fish. The second section will cover the data collected on ground baits and their usage. This data provides insights, but it also opens up more questions as well. More experienced players will find the information here intriguing and if they are so motivated, use it as a jumping off point to learn more about how the game handles ground bait. Species Overview: The Common Bream (Abramis Brama) occupy a variety of lakes, rivers, and backwaters. Adults of the species prefer still or slowly moving water. They tend to move in large shoals. Primary food sources include tubifex worms, chironimid larvae, bivalves, and gastropods. They will eat plants and algae as well. They use their protractile mouths to dig in the substrate to locate their food. In the event of a food shortage the species can switch to filter feeding with their gill rakers to obtain sustenance. White Bream (Blicca bjoerkna) prefer the stagnant waters of lakes and reservoirs and calm slow moving rivers and canals. The move together in large shoals and tend to stay on the bottom where they feed on benthic invertebrates. They are primarily a nocturnal species. Data Collection Techniques: For this guide data was collected for a total of 16 hours. As these species are bottom feeders, I decided to use feeders and choose 6 baits to fish with. Most of these baits are known to catch bream, but one was chosen that does not normally yield large amounts of bream just to see if other conditions effect it's popularity with the fish. Two locations were selected that both held bream. Three ground baits were chosen to be used for testing as well. At each location an hour was spent fishing each bait on a single rod. This meant each location got 2 hours of fishing when using all 6 baits. The spots were first fished with no ground bait to establish a baseline, then fished again with each of the ground baits. This led to 16 hours in total of fishing. This time in addition to the data collected in my Asp guide, I was able to also collect temperature data. The temperature was rounded to the nearest whole number and was collected at hook time, not at catch time to ensure the data was as close as possible to when the fish actually bit the bait. Bream Habits on Mosquito: After 16 hours we have plenty of data to determine prime times and conditions for catching Bream and White Bream. See the charts below for the results. So looking at the data the first thing I noticed was that Bream really like clear weather, but that didn't match up with my experience while fishing. So I realized I didn't have it broke out by hourly average during the weather conditions. When I did that, the data looked a lot better. So just because you have data, don't take it at first glance, sometimes you are looking at it wrong. Based on this data we can make the following assertions: Bream like a sunshine, but are not afraid of a little weather. They shutdown though under cloudy conditions. White Bream prefer cloudy weather but bite about the same under all weather conditions. Extreme cold and heat cause both species to shutdown White Bream have a 'magic' temp at around 14 degrees Both species prefer morning and late evening times White bream like Garlic Dough and Maggots. *Bloodworms were not tested, but are also known to be good baits. Bream like Pearl Barley and Pea Porridge. Basic Ground Bait Data: More detail about ground bait will be revealed later in this guide; however, a brief look at the benefits of ground bait needs to happen in order for the first part of this guide to be complete. I tested with no ground bait, a special low level recipe, bream mix, and white bream mix. The basic results are below. Over all, ground bait caused a 24% increase in catch rate! In the above table you can see how each mix performed with the target species. Later we will take a deeper dive, but if you can use ground bait - use it. My special Broke Bream Boy Recipe is below for those who need a cheap/low level mix. Broke Bream Boy Mix Semolina Base Millet Porridge Additive Fly Maggot Additive Sunflower Oil Attractant Gear and Equipment: Bream and White Bream do not get to large sizes on Mosquito Lake. The biggest fish caught was only 4.2kg. While you do need to be wary of the occasional Common Carp, entry level feeder equipment will work just fine. See the below for a sample setup. Be sure if you are using a leader to use flourocarbon of a small diameter. If you can use a feeder rig, use a feeder rig. The benefits of ground bait are too good to pass up. For hooks I used size 12 hooks. Based on the size of the fish I was catching, you could use hooks from size 16 to size 12 and have good catch rates. Fishing Locations: Two locations were tested, they are shown as yellow and green on the map. Yellow is ok, and green is good. There is a third location highlighted in red that was not tested but may hold Bream. In Russian Fishing 4, Bream seem to enjoy deeper holes to reside in. Because of this the two 5m holes were tested on Mosquito Lake. 56:48 - Ok location - 75% to 95% cast. (Yellow Dot: Angler, Yellow Area: Fish Location) 61:53 - Very good location - 40% to 60% cast. (Green Dot: Angler, Green Area: Fish Location) Clip distances are not included as I typically do not use clips as I like a little variation when I cast. Using your own testing, you can come up with suitable clips and please post them in the comments as they may help other players. See the image below for the visual on the locations. At 61:53 I broke my record for most fish caught in a day TWICE. It is an incredibly active spot with the right baits and ground bait. First time was 89 catches in an hour and the second was 94 catches in an hour. Conclusions: Bream on Mosquito are a prolific fish and many can be caught. That being said, the sizes are small so they are not the best source of silver. Plenty of action can be had, but the newer player would be better off targeting Crucian, Gibel, Chub, and Ide to make silver. The true beauty of Mosquito Lake bream fishing is the potential for farming bait fish sized White Bream. Final points: Bream and White Bream like the morning hours best. Bream like Pea Porridge and Pearl Barley. White Bream like Garlic Dough and Maggots. For those who just wanted to know how to catch Bream, this guide is over. For those who are wanting to peer in the mysteries of ground bait, please continue reading. Ground Bait Discussion: As mentioned earlier, ground bait has improves the catch rate of the targeted species. It also improves the size of the fish caught. Additionally, the data points to a potential for ground bait to alter the effectiveness of various baits to the targeted fish. This data will reveal the effects of ground bait, and will point to some tantalizing hypothesis; however, it is not enough data or the right kind to provide solid answers on the details. Still, it is fascinating and definitely provides some interesting avenues of exploration for the motivated angler. Lets take a quick look at the improvement in catch rates, and improvements in median size of the fish. As has been discussed earlier, there is a significant increase in catch rate with ground bait. Also, there is an increase in median weight of the fish when using ground bait. The most interesting thing to notice though, is the difference in white bream ground bait, vs bream ground bait. Bream themselves seem to enjoy Bream and White Bream mix almost equally well, but White Bream really like the White Bream mix. Let's take a look at the ingredients of the recipes and see if anything is revealed. Broke Bream Boy Mix Semolina Base - 1.5 Stars Millet Porridge Additive - .5 Stars Fly Maggot Additive - 1 Stars Sunflower Oil Attractant - .5 Stars Bream Mix Pearl Barley - 2 Stars Millet Porridge Additive - .5 Stars Fly Maggot Additive - 1 Stars Anise Oil Attractant - 2 Stars White Bream Mix Ground Peas - 3 Stars Blood Worms Additive - 1 Stars Fly Maggot Additive - 1 Stars Fennel Attractant - 2.5 Stars So the total star rating for each ground bait is: Broke Bream Boy - 3.5 Stars, Bream - 5.5 Stars, White Bream - 7.5 Stars. That might explain the overall increase in ground bait catch rates, but we do still see that gap between Bream and White Bream mix when it comes to catch rates for White Bream. What could be causing that? When you look at the additives and the gap between Broke Bream Boy and Bream mix, you see that they are similar, and have similar catch rates. The White Bream mix has an additive that is different - and that is the blood worm. My hypothesis is that the blood worms have a big effect on withe bream catch rate. What is also interesting is White Bream mix is as effective on Bream as regular Bream mix. It means the ingredients in the mixes hold a similar overall attractiveness to the fish. Does this hold for the other species caught during the testing? When you look at all species by catch rate something interesting comes out. We find that ground baits attract or repel other species. But we also find that White Bream ground bait is a VERY good generic ground bait. With a only a -13% average attractiveness to all species caught and a 28% total increase in overall numbers - this ground bait would be a good 'generic' ground bait when you are not sure what to use. It also shows that ingredients matter. Ground Bait Questions: This leads us to the questions. Yes ground bait increases catch rates. Yes ground bait increases overall size of fish caught. Yes, the ingredients and their quality affect the exact effects of the ground bait. But how does all of this work? At this point I have not seen a community created resource that outlines what ingredients have what effect. I have not seen anything that explores potential 'synergies' between ingredients. So even though I can prove that ground bait works, there is nothing out there that provides a guide on how to build ground bait based on the observed properties in the game. Would it be possible to begin 'theory crafting' to shed light on this subject? Yes - it would be labor intensive but based on my forays into data collection this is what I would propose. Perhaps some motivated angling teams could take this up and post their results. Below is a proposed method to explore this feature of the game and begin cracking it more fully. For the first species to investigate choose one with a high bite rate. Bream, Gibel/Crucian Carp, Roach all would be good potential subjects. Choose the same bait to use. All rods should have the same bait. Start by making ground bait out of the base only. Fish the known locations with no ground bait for at least 2 hours to get a baseline. Fish the known location with each base for the same amount of time used to get the baseline data. Calculate the effectiveness of each individual base. Choose a base - the one with the least improvement in bite rate but not negative, and then repeat the above with each additive. Only one additive at a time. As above but with no additives, and each attractant. Then you would have a potential attractiveness % for each component. The key would be to distribute this work across members of a team using a common data collection template. After completion, next steps could including testing the validity by combining ingredients and seeing if the effects are additive or multiplicative in nature. Maybe there is a function of decreased returns with the more ingredients in the mix. But with a solid baseline data the players could start exploring this and begin creating much more effective ground baits. Conclusions: Kudos to you if you have read this entire guide! We have learned the best baits for bream and white bream on Mosquito lake and in the process begun delving into some of the more interesting effects and mysteries of ground bait. I hope that players take this information and begin expanding upon it and share it with the community. There is so much to learn and explore in this game, and no one angler can do it all themselves. I truly hope the community looks at this and sees that there is much more than simply catching fish to explore, and more focused guides and explanations come from the community itself. Until next time, tight lines!
  6. 8 points
    Bear Lake 55.63 Mango 20 +Berrys 20 Clip 20 Depth 1.90 Gl guys and have fun
  7. 8 points
    45:102 for Eastern Bream and White-eye bream
  8. 7 points
    Had a great fight with my mayor rod lol. 1 Hour 30min to bring this in. 44:55 mole cricket. Was hoping it was a new PB russian trophy so I drank .. then it surfaced and I realised it was no russian lol. One day I will catch a trophy Persian
  9. 6 points
    Weekly UL record! Setup Location: 72:40 Retrieval speed: 20
  10. 6 points
    Old Burg 47.21 clip 20 Pieces of fish Gl and have fun
  11. 6 points
    7.5 m hole 1 h and 30 min fight my pb cat
  12. 6 points
    Hi there! I did it !
  13. 6 points
    yeah thats a good spot for sturgeon and sterlet, and was good for a few whitefish too, I went there yesterday but only had sturge and sterlets, no whitefish at all....might be worth another try based on your post.. @bart86plyeah theres a few coming in from there, i saw a few reasonable ones being caught when i was fishing there today, but not hotspot levels of catches.... i only managed a single whitefish myself Its a good spot for mixed fishing though, I had these three other trophies , which was a bit of a bonus and made up for the lack of whitefish, a bit anyway, didnt make up for the silver the whitefish would earn though...
  14. 6 points
    Bear Lake Guide I decided to make this Guide because the same basic questions being asked over and over, which is actually a good sign because it does often mean that there are new Players. But there are also higher level ones which are still asking those and this does lead into people ignoring them, or handing out trolling answers which does not help anyone. So I will try to provide all the informations needed for Bear Lake, especially in relation towards Carps, because they are the main species/target there. In addition I will also include some basic stuff about Gear Setups, Lines, Hooks, Food and so on, because the area has with level 18 a really low restriction considered the fishes you can get there and people are often still very inexperienced. So in the future you can send people who are asking towards here and if they are willing to read up a bit they might never ask again Because it is much to read the Guide will be seperated into different Sections, so it will be easier to read it step by step or if you wanna find a certain part you are interested in, so let's get started. What's the minimal setup to fish decently at Bear? (Included explanations about Reel and Line differences) Hooks? Bait? Groundbait? Food? What are good working Spots and how to find new Locations? Float or Bottom and which method? (Spinfishing?) How to drill/fight a Fish correctly? He does catch and I don't ? (Including a deeper look into Player and Fish specific Mechanics/Coding) Why do I never get a Trophy? Thanks for taking the Time and reading this, it was actually exhausting to write, but I also caught the whole Time nice Fishes besides it so it was ok. Wish you all good luck and tight Lines cu ingame Ps: Please if you wanna Ask/Discuss something do not Quote the whole thing.
  15. 5 points
    Hi guys, I put a catch of Grass Carp, this morning. I got 2 trophies and many smaller ones, I took some Blacks and other species but, in general, the Grass was more abundant. The place is 54:29 and I used potatoes. The trophies were with Nordic 20. Clip 35.
  16. 4 points
    thx @Levo, finally got my 1st trophy eel, same spot (47.21) clip 10m . tried yesterday for 4 nights only got the biggest 2.8kg. Trophy today at my 1st night .
  17. 4 points
    yesterday sura was on fire. Same spot like @Goregrinder Baitfish only for me, trophy cautch on bleak , roach and gudjon.
  18. 4 points
    Hello. Yesterday in Akhtuba: Hallibut 14 GB ide
  19. 4 points
    Ruffe from 30 to 90 g, white bream from 30 to 90 g, perch from 80 to 150 g, roach from 50 to 130 g crucian and gibel from 80 to 150 g in my opinion is hard now to get a lot of baitfish and i like fishing with baitfish a lot but i prefer to fish with other rigs because i need 2-3 h to get like 60 baitfish and that in 1 h of fishing is gone and 70% for small fish.
  20. 4 points
  21. 4 points
    Spot :121 75 Time Spend : 2,5 hours Rig : bottom livebait rig clip 27m
  22. 4 points
    Hello guys, I spend couple hours at H9,H10 fishing with livebait, result as below : Spot :143 23 Time Spend : 3 hours Rig : bottom livebait rig clip 26m Result : 1086 silver earn Trophy Zander (Gibel) Trophy Beloribitsa (Bleak) -my 2nd trophy, the 1st one also at same exact location yesterday Conclusion ; in term of biterate - poor , spend 90% of the time digging with shovel than fighting fish in term of silver earn - good
  23. 3 points
    if someone does not know where to buy moonshine
  24. 3 points
    Hello guys. Yesterday in 44:37 Volga zander trophys: baitfish with bleak. Burbot trophy: baitfish with gibel carp. Clip: 42-45m. Thanks for spot.
  25. 3 points
    live bait on rivulet: 20 min get my bleak on bloodworm + trophy dace..i try some bream fishing but slow redworm and pea porridge is working and 30 min only live bait with bleak bite rate very good and some nice fish. good luck. ( yes trophy ruffe was on bleak)