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The Ruffe is a member of the Percidae family. It is widespread in fresh water and brackish water bodies of Europe, the western limit of its native range is France. In the east it extends up to the Kolyma. Ruffe do not occur in Italy, Spain and Greece, nor in the South Caucasus. It lives in river bays, lakes, reservoirs and ponds with flowing water and a soft bottom with no aquatic plants. It avoids strong currents, preferring quiet bays and pools with whirling water. The ruffe doesn’t like sunlight and warm water, therefore it is most active in the time of twilight and at night as well as in cloudy weather. Ruffe lives in shoals.
It is a very voracious species, it feeds at any time, being a typical bentophagous fish. Its diet is based on bottom water invertebrates (worms, mollusks, crustaceans, insect larvae), fish roe and larvae.
Ruffe’s body is short, flattened along flanks and covered with dense scaling. The mouth is small, there are tiny orderly teeth on its jaws. The back is grayish green with black spots, the flanks are yellowish, the abdomen is whitish. Dorsal and caudal fins have black spots on them. Fins and opercula are equipped with sharp spikes. Its coloration depends on its habitat: in waterbodies with a sandy ground ruffe are lighter than in those with a silted bottom. Ruffe’s average length is from about 8 to 12 cm, its ranges from 15 to 25 g. Large specimens reach a size of about 20 cm and a weight up to 200 g.

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Really good farming fish for new players. Worm on the bottom at Old Burg, the eastern channel at ~2.20. Bigger ones might need nightcrawlers.

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6 minutes ago, MrRaign said:

I'm not catching a thing for the past hour, maybe if i throw out the line again..

Oh wait.. there's a Ruffe on my hook :D Little bastards

Mayfly larva hook 2/0 or bigger....their favourite, lol :)

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15 minutes ago, MrRaign said:

I'm not catching a thing for the past hour, maybe if i throw out the line again..

Oh wait.. there's a Ruffe on my hook :D Little bastards

Never leave a feeder on the ground for more than 5 minutes, that's my personal anti-ruffe rule B|

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14 hours ago, JunkyJuke said:

Never leave a feeder on the ground for more than 5 minutes, that's my personal anti-ruffe rule B|

The smaller the Ruffe the bigger the hook and the bigger the bait they're after :D
When I get a 20g Ruffe on a 5g nightcrawler (on #4 hook) sometimes I get the feeling fish was bitten by that crawler. In soviet russia bait bites fish :D

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I would like for all of you to collocate our trophies to have more information about each fish, not just the record table, we will surely see baits and maps that do not appear in the record table

the real predators of this game hahaha

 

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Just waking up in the morning gotta thank God
I don't know but today seems kinda odd
No barking from the dogs, no smog
And momma cooked a breakfast with no hog:D:D:D

 

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I caught it at kuori  lake on Mayfly Larva. 120:114.

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Got that bad boy at camp on kuori on a large 1 hook with a nightcrawler.  Casting directly south.

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Was wondering what a rare ruffe was.  Had a 217gram on sura the other day.  Still 2nd weekly.  SO CLOSE.

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1 hour ago, luke123 said:

what hook is best 

For Ruffe, smaller hooks are best. Size 12 or smaller. While you can catch them on bigger hooks, your bite rate will be better with smaller hooks.

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