“Fishing Skills” Causes Bait Groups to Decouple and Run Fish and Countermeasures

There are many reasons for decoupling and running fish, large and small. A lifting of the rod may cause decoupling in many places. For example, when lifting the rod to stab the fish, the fish will instinctively flee in the opposite direction. If the lifting of the rod is too strong, the fish will run away when its mouth is torn off. When lifting the rod,The machine is not correct, and the fish hook has not yet penetrated into the fish mouth, which may also cause the fish to decouple and run away.These are all common causes of decoupling, but what we want to say today is a situation that people often ignore. Let’s study the what relationship between decoupling and the size of bait balls.
Speaking of which, many people understand, “When the bait is too large to be proportional to the hook, it is inevitable to decouple and run the fish, even when the standard phase is very good, the hook will be empty.” Yes, that’s right. The reason for this is also clear to fishing friends. Because the bait is large, When rubbing the bait, the hook is wrapped in the middle of the bait ball. When the middle fish lifts the rod, the fishhook must be pulled out of the middle of the bait ball first, and the thick bait ball becomes an obstacle to prevent the fishhook from hitting the fish mouth, making the fishhook go through a long journey when pulling out of the bait ball. As a result, the fishhook is either pulled out of the fish mouth or hit the edge of the fish mouth, and the hook is very shallow, so it is inevitable to unhook and run the fish.
However, few people wonder whether hooks of the same size and bait balls of the same size run more big fish or small fish.
There are very few wild fishing grounds that do not make small fish, especially when the bait is in a good atomization state, the small fish are everywhere, pulling a few poles will occupy the whole nest, and the bait ball of normal size will be pecked out when it falls to the bottom. Increasing the bait ball has become one of the countermeasures.

The author has been fishing for more than 2kg of carp in a small mountain reservoir for many years in a row. There are so many species, large quantities and fierce food grabbing of small fish that I have never seen before. In the battle of wits and courage with them, I gradually found that using large bait is more effective.No.8 Iseni hook with egg yolk-sized bait can last for 3-5 minutes underwater.I took advantage of this precious three to five minutes to wait for the big black mark.With this method, I have made gains every time. Although there are also cases of decoupling and running fish, I can tolerate it. After all, it is normal to run fish occasionally.
Last year, the author and his fishing friends went fishing in another reservoir. The target fish was still carp. The first problem they encountered was to make small fish. Although their aggressiveness could not rank first in the Jianghu, they would still drive them crazy if they did not take measures. Fortunately, we have ready-made experience to learn from, so the ready-made fishing group and the large bait group went into battle again, but the next incredible scene happened. The frequency of fish biting hooks is very high, but the proportion of medium fish is only about 2/3, that is to say, there is a one-third probability of empty hooks.
Why are there so many empty poles when the buoy is effectively blackened? It didn’t look like a small fish did it, so I changed the timing of lifting the fishing rod, and the result was nothing. What is even more incredible is that even the two-thirds of the hooks were inexplicably decoupled before they came out of the water. In this way, running two or three fish in a row became the norm and even set a record of running seven or eight fish in a row. In desperation, we had to switch to bait of normal size. As a result, the fishing process was almost gone. We needed to change bait one rod after another. This was not fishing, it was clearly feeding fish!

Cainiao grew up to be an old hand in the process of constantly encountering and solving problems. As a result, the breakfast time on the next day turned into a “FireWire Analysis Meeting” and everyone was noisy and finally failed to reach a consensus, but one phenomenon was recognized. In the past, we used this method to catch large carp weighing more than 2 kg. This time, although our target is carp, it is much smaller, mostly between half a kg and 1 kg. It is no problem to catch carp as small as half a kilo (or even smaller) as large as 10 kilos with No.8 Iseni hook. Why is it that the running rate of big fish is low and that of small carp is so high after using large bait balls?
At that time, I just suspected that the big carp had a big mouth and a deep mouth, while the small carp had a small mouth and a shallow mouth. According to common sense, smaller hooks should be used to catch smaller fish, but the combination of small hooks and large baits will only increase the rate of running fish and the rate of empty hooks. This is common sense, so it is definitely not possible. So change the hook? I have learned a lot from using big hooks in reservoirs with low fish density. The limit for me to catch carp is to only use Iseni No.9 hook. The bigger one seems to increase the insurance factor for big fish, but in fact it is not the case. Big fish are not caught and small fish are delayed. The reason is very simple. The thick hook is heavy and has poor concealment, which easily arouses the vigilance of fish.
So, should a stream hook with a thin hook be OK? The stream hook is thin and light in weight. Although the strength is not ideal, it has enough pulling force to deal with small carp, and the slightly larger ones can also be made up by skills.

After dinner, I changed the larger stream hook for a try, and the effect was immediate. The probability of medium fish is higher, and the probability of decoupling and running fish is lower. Everyone followed suit one after another and was extremely busy. What about what? On the way back, I recalled the middle hook of each fish, some deep, some shallow, some on the corners of the mouth, some on the lips, and the fish’s size was relatively uniform, which shows what? This shows that the size of fish mouth and its oral cavity are especially close. The standard phase is also specially standard, indicating that their bait actions are similar. The timing of lifting the pole has not changed either, indicating that there will not be much difference in the depth of bait swallowed when lifting the pole.

Note that the depth of bait swallowing does not represent the depth of hook swallowing. The problem lies in bait and small fish. Although the bait ball is very large when rubbing the bait, the fishhook is in the center of the bait ball whether it is rubbed into a water drop shape or an oval shape. After entering the water, the bait ball becomes irregular in shape due to the pecking of small fish. At this time, the fishhook may not be in the middle of the residual bait ball. That is to say, under the condition that the action and depth of the bait swallowing by the fish are basically the same, the position of the fishhook in the fish mouth is different, which results in the obvious difference in the position of the hook in the fish. Obviously, when the irregularly shaped residual bait ball enters, the larger fishhook has a significantly more chance of contacting the fish mouth than the smaller hook. This is why the larger stream hook is superior to the Iseni hook.

Another reason I didn’t think of was that the hook tip of the stream hook was shorter than the Iseni hook, while the hook tip of the stream hook slightly larger than the 8th Iseni was about 1mm shorter than the Iseni hook. It was this short hook tip that played a key role. On that day, the middle hook of many fish was at the dangerous lip, with the same depth of swallowing the hook. If the Iseni hook was used, where would the hook tip stab? It must be 1 mm closer to the lip. This insignificant 1 mm often plays a key role. A shallow 1 mm at the dangerous edge is likely to lead to fish running.
Having reached this conclusion, the article began to ask the question “Do you run more big fish or more small fish with hooks of the same size and bait balls of the same size?” There is an answer: the big fish has a big mouth and a deep mouth. Even if the bait is pecked by the small fish into an irregular shape, the hook will have a relatively deep entrance when swallowing the bait. Therefore, with the same size of the big bait and the same size of the hook, the big fish will run less and the small fish will run more.