Catching rudd in spring and summer: ways to catch on spinning and float fishing rods


Useful information about catching rudd

Beautiful, bright fish of the carp family. It is very popular with anglers because it responds to various baits and gear. The maximum dimensions can reach 2 kg and a length of about 40 cm. Despite the “typical” appearance characteristic of “peaceful” fish, at certain periods it becomes an active predator. In the summer, it also feeds on flying insects.

Ways to catch redfin

Rudd, due to its wide range of food preferences, is caught in almost all popular types of freshwater fishing and in all seasons. Rudd is caught both on animal and vegetable baits; for summer and winter mormyshki; on various imitations: flies, microwobblers, small spinners and more. A variety of fishing methods is also associated with this: fly fishing, spinning, float and bottom gear, summer and winter jigging rods.

Catching a redfin on a float rod

The most popular fishing for rudd is fishing with float gear. When choosing gear, you should pay attention to delicate gear, with thin leashes and medium-sized hooks. It is recommended to use floats for shipping about 1 gr. When fishing from the shore, in most cases, long-distance casts are not needed. Enough size of rods, with which you can throw to the border of coastal vegetation. The use of “long-cast” rods is possible if you need to cast to remote fishing points near remote islands of vegetation.

Catching rudd on the bottom gear

Rudd responds to bottom gear. For fishing, there is no need to use rods to cast heavy sinkers and feeders. Fishing with bottom rods, including feeder and picker, is very convenient for most, even inexperienced anglers. They allow the fisherman to be quite mobile on the reservoir, and because of the possibility of point feeding, quickly “collect” fish in a given place. Feeder and picker, as separate types of equipment, currently differ only in the length of the rod. The basis is the presence of a bait container-sinker (feeder) and interchangeable tips on the rod. The tops change depending on the fishing conditions and the weight of the feeder used. Nozzle for fishing can serve as any nozzle, both vegetable or animal origin, and pasta, boilies. This method of fishing is available to everyone. Tackle is not demanding for additional accessories and specialized equipment. This allows you to fish in almost any water bodies. It is worth paying attention to the choice of feeders in shape and size, as well as bait mixtures. This is due to the conditions of the reservoir (river, pond, etc.) and the food preferences of local fish.

Fly fishing for redfin

Fly fishing for rudd is particularly exciting and sporty. The choice of tackle does not differ from those used for catching other medium-sized fish in the habitats of the redfin. These are single-handed rods of medium and light classes. The fish lives in calm waters with a lot of underwater and surface vegetation, while being very careful. Therefore, it may be necessary to use floating cords with a delicate presentation. Fish are caught on medium-sized baits, both from the surface and in the water column.

Catching redfin on spinning

Spin fishing for redfin is so exciting and popular that many anglers deliberately switch to fishing for this fish, instead of the more traditional perch, pike and others. This is an excellent object of fishing when fishing with light and ultra-light tackle. For this, spinning rods with a weight test of up to 7-10 grams are suitable. Specialists in retail chains will recommend a large number of micro wobblers and other baits. The choice of line or monoline depends on the desires of the angler, but the line, due to its low stretch, will enhance the manual sensations from contact with biting fish. The choice of fishing lines and cords, in the direction of a slight increase from “super thin”, may be influenced by the fact that “deaf” hooks for the vegetation of the reservoir are possible. Reels should match, in weight and size, a light rod.


For fishing on bottom and float gear, traditional nozzles are used: animal and vegetable. For baits, worms, maggots, bloodworms, various grains, “mastyrki”, filamentous algae and so on are used. It is very important to choose the right bait, which is added, if necessary, animal components. Fly fishing uses a variety of traditional lures. Most often, medium-sized ones are used, on hooks No. 14 – 18, imitating food familiar to the rudd: flying insects, as well as their larvae, in addition, underwater invertebrates and worms. Rudd also reacts to imitations of juvenile fish; small streamers and “wet” flies are suitable for this. For spinning fishing, a huge number of different baits are used, ranging from silicone, all types of spinners to various wobblers. Large rudd may react to larger baits, but in general, all baits are small in size and weight.

Places of fishing and habitat

The fish is common in Europe and Asia Minor and, partly, in Transcaucasia. The fish prefers bays, backwaters, deaf channels and other parts of water bodies where there is little or no current. More often, fish can be found in shallow, overgrown areas, including along the coastline under the canopy of trees and shrubs. The choice of tackle for fishing may limit the presence of underwater vegetation in places where rudd is concentrated.


Sexually mature fish becomes 3-5 years. Spawning takes place in April-June. Caviar spawns on aquatic plants, caviar is sticky.

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