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As I was catching catfish on a Donk

Today I will tell you about soma, but rather about fishing for catfish, which happened last spring in the lower water of the Volga. The fishing was very exciting. Instead of the usual traditional fishing, or fishing with Kwok, I decided to use bottom gear. This is not the first experience of catching catfish on a Donk, so I was more or less ready for it.

We gathered early in the morning and went to the river. Get to your destination before the sun came up. After a while, we were ready to start fishing. Before throwing, they had to decide what to catch catfish. In principle, som can eat anything. After the winter, the som behaves very inactive, and to awaken in him the interest can be quite difficult. Use a feeder, in my opinion, makes no sense. We don’t need other fish. I caught frogs, baited on three of the donkey and threw all the gear. Began a long wait. While waiting for the bite, I thought, how better to attract the fish. I had not even thought to catch some other fish. Fishing for catfish for me this is a unique event. Unfortunately, not always to catch catfish. It is not always possible to use Kwok, and it is not always effective. For small catfish, Kwok is something frightening, and no one knows why. Continue reading

Butterfly fish Chaetodontidae

One of the brightest and most beautiful families of marine fishes, the calling card of coral reefs, has 10 genera and 130 species. In classical works of butterfly fish are often combined with fish-angels, are not inferior to them in beauty and brightness of color, with whom they have many common morphological features. Butterfly fish distributed mainly in the Indian and Pacific oceans, however they are found and the Atlantic, not only in tropical and subtropical and in temperate waters. All species found in the coastal strip, mainly inhabiting community of coral reefs and rocky outcrops. They are very conservative, do not make migrations and adhering to the same area in a lifetime. Live alone, not forming flocks and swarms. Are a daily way of life. These fish feed on various invertebrates, which are usually extracted from the crevices and other hideouts, to collect on the surface or reefs eat parasites from the skin of large fish.

Medium-sized fish, 7 to 30 centimeters, with high, strongly compressed laterally body. Rostral part of the head elongated into a tube, at the end of which is a small mouth. Dorsal fin undivided, stretches along the torso, sometimes has an extended front end, resembling a pen. Continue reading