THE BEST SPOTS FOR CATCHING PREDATORY FISH

Like all predators, predatory fish hunt by ambushing their prey from the spots that offer the best chances of capturing them. Knowing how to identify these areas will enable you to easily locate predatory fish and thus catch them. Northern pike? Yellow perch? Largemouth bass? Pike-perch? This article will explain where to find predatory fish. 

 

NORTHERN PIKE

GOOD LAKE FISHING SPOTS

Obstructed areas are the best areas for catching northern pike. Northern pike love to take refuge in these kinds of areas and wait for their prey. Submerged wood is an area of choice that should not be overlooked. You can easily notice these areas from the branches that protrude from the surface. You should therefore launch from close range to provoke the attack of a northern pike waiting in ambush. A spinnerbait would be an excellent choice of lure in this type of area. The spinner blade of the lure emits strong visual signals which trigger the aggressiveness of the predatory fish. Furthermore, the specific shape of the lure considerably decreases the risk of it getting caught on something.

 

The banks are also good places to prospect. You should look for submerged bushes, under the foliage and anything else that could work as a hunting spot for the northern pike.

 
 
Pêche carnassiers poste bordures
 

Don’t overlook the fractures where they love to hunt, especially when it’s warmer and the water is warm at the surface.

 

#Caperlan Tip

Predatory fish are afraid of direct sunlight. A grey sky could quickly become you’re greatest ally... Take advantage of it!

 

Finally, if you are fishing in a port, you should prospect near the boats and pontoons as these are excellent spots.

 

GOOD POND FISHING SPOTS

In ponds, northern pike particularly like deep areas regardless of the time of year. When it is warmer, they come up for oxygen, and when it’s colder they come up for some warmth.  

Northern pike also like to position themselves near the shore, especially if the area is covered. You should prospect near the banks, under tree branches, near submerged branches, from pontoons, and so on.

 

GOOD CANAL AND RIVER FISHING SPOTS

In these types of spots, you should look for areas sheltered from the current, such as backwaters and eddies as well as covered spots, such as sea grass beds, stumps and roots. You can also prospect around the columns of bridges, which are spots where you can often find northern pike.

 

YELLOW PERCH AND LARGEMOUTH BASS

Around the shore is a popular place for these fish, which are looking for both food and refuge. You should carefully prospect around deadwood, sea grass beds and even roots. In fact, the small white fish that predatory fish love (such as roaches and bleak) love to hide in these areas. A plugbait such as the Dobson 60 or even a soft lure such as the Natori 3 or the Iwaki can trigger hiding fish to attack.

 
 
Perche herbiers carnassiers
 

Sea grass beds are excellent spots to prospect. You should make several attempts. 

 

As the temperature increases, it also becomes possible to fish for predatory fish on the surface near their positions. When they attack it is very impressive and thrilling. Surface lures such as the Murray of the Caperlan Buller are especially suitable for this type of fishing.

 

The largemouth bass spawning season generally coincides with the opening of the fishing season. We do not recommend fishing until mid-June so as to let the fish spawn in the best conditions.

 

 

PIKE-PERCH

In a lake or in a pond? In a river or even a canal? Here are the best spots for catching this predatory fish.

 

GOOD POND FISHING SPOTS

Pike-perch like shoals and banks around nightfall. During the day, they prefer deep water and obstructions in the water.

 

GOOD LAKE FISHING SPOTS

Pike-perch love to hide in the deep to get away from the light. When they feed, they venture into spots like backwaters, bays and shady banks.

 
Postes carnassiers float tube
 

A float-tube will enable you to access many spots. 

 

GOOD CANAL FISHING SPOTS

In canals, pike-perch love to hide in shady areas and near the bottom. The shore is also a good spot to prospect.

 

GOOD RIVER FISHING SPOTS

Pike-perch especially love deep areas, deadwood, sea grass beds and lily pads. You should carefully prospect each of these zones.

 

The pike-perch spawning season is from April to June and it is recommended to wait until the end of this season to begin fishing.

 

 

Now you know the best spots to find fish. Feel free to share your fishing trips by joining us on the Caperlan forum.

 

 

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