Yep, thats what i meant: The grind between 15-20 is hard and expensive. But if you reach lvl 20 and saved up for a 15kg spinning rod with atleast a 10kg reel you will land some good pikes. Like glasi mentioned you can change hooks on lures. Use small lures (3g) with med 8 hooks since they attract more fish anyway in my taste. Alot smaller ones but even one a 3g spinner with med 8 hook you can catch 6kg+ fish.
The question i have for you is: Do you want to catch a bigger fish that limits or is over the limit of your equiment?
Whats the pros contras:
risk loosing fish
risk breaking reel
risk breaking rod
risk loosing lure / leader
for sure repair cost for reel, rod
You can fight a fish for 2-3 hours or even more ingame or you catch 5x 2-3kg fish in the same time without stressing your equiment.
If you make screenshot click on the ! icon on the rod so we can see the rod specifications.
Im lvl 24 and i think most players are agree that the grind from 15-22 is a hard one. You dont make much silver because you have low equiment to land big fish but also cant make enought to grind fast and buy new reels or rods that are expensive above 800-2000 silver. Luckly i started my fishermen with a crosssetup telescope, bolognese and spinning. Since spinning reels are the same for bolognese or matchrods i find that comforteable. I mostly hang up mosqito until i was level 20-21 and saved silver for a 16kg rod with 14 kg reel. My second spinnig rod is a 16kg rod with the old 10kg reel that works fine for fish up to 10-12kg but like you mentioned it will be a long fight on the limits of the reel/rod. If you want to catch a fish limits your equiment you need long time to get it exhaust and yes you need 300m line .. 300m aint much even on a lake like windriver. Kuori from 1 side to the other it is what 1km? 1.5km ? not sure. Get a decent Hook will gives you a higher chance the fish not hooks off on longer fights and try to not have the line to loose for a longer time - like when you try to follow the fish. All i can say is keep grinding and you will make progress and land that 6kg PIKE gl
I personaly like Kuori lake alot. Im lvl 24. Trolling with spinnerbaits alot you can make good cash. But you need a good reel 14kg with a 15kg spinning rod to start with. I have one 16kg heavy in use with a 14kg reel and 1 16.7kg medium with a 10kg reel that works fine with fish up to 12kg. Fluerocarbon leaders requiet. Lightgreen sizeman or hornets bronze works great for me. Akilas purple and red sometimes aswell. One big hint is on calm weater 0.0ms fish is HOT. over 0.9ms it depend on weather and time alot. But becarefull with big baits. If ou use small spinners and med hooks or up to large 1 you shouldt be fine. Somedays i make with both trolling 300 silver in 2 hours but kuori has 40kg fish and can be very expensive if you not carefull. I prefer kuori over belaya because biterate is higher in my taste. I dont know about Belaya i tried a few times all possible setups but cant catch asmuch as i can catch in kuori in the same time.
yep the window is kind useless.
Most people fish with 2 or 3 rods and mostly put them on ground and the window only opens if you have rod in hand allready.
If devs want to do something for float giv us option to build floats like lures since we allready have paints and balsawood ingame.
Some more fariations would be cool aswell.
Anyway nice little feature but not important for fishing, Not sure why they released that maybe for low spec PCs it is helpfull on long casting distance. I can see my floats clear over 30m.