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This blog is dedicated to flyfishing which is the most interesting fishing method.
I am living in the Russian Far East, love fishing and travel, flyfish since 1986.

Amur River, Dyke, May

Huge side channel of the Amur River, Pemzenskaya, is a shortcut of a big loop which the Amur is making near Khabarovsk. In 2000-2006 the channel was fast growing and becoming bigger and deeper every year. There was a threat that Pemzenskaya will become the main channel of the Amur, so the river will go away from the city and its river ports.

Alt-Amur flyfishing map The Google Earth image of the Amur River near Khabarovsk

A new dyke was constructed out of big rocks at the upper part of the Pemzenskaya channel. This had created an unusual, mountainous type habitat at the river flowing through a huge plain.

Alt-Amur flyfishing dyke After a day spent near the roaring water a fisherman has buzzing in his ears — as if he was fishing for salmon near big falls.

Alt-Amur flyfishing catfish Amur catfish (Parasilurus asotus) is normally small. Many fishermen use spinning rods with a heavy spoon or sinker at the tip of the rig and 2-3 primitive wet flies as droppers.

Alt-Amur flyfishing Mandarin bass With this tackle you can catch many species of fish, including Mandarin bass (Chinese perch). Its scientific name is Siniperca chuatsi; it is the only freshwater rockfish (Sebastidae).

Alt-Amur flyfishing Amur ide Amur ide is among those carps which often eat small fish. It was caught with a tiny wobbler-fly on a flyrod.

Alt-Amur flyfishing horse skin-carp Skin-carp (Hemibarbus labeo, in Russian — horse) also eat small fish.

Alt-Amur flyfishing horse The head of skin-carp is horse-like.

Alt-Amur flyfishing Mongolian redfin Andrey had landed a good size Mongolian redfin (Erythroculter mongolicus).

Alt-Amur flyfishing lookup Lookup (Culter alburnus) is one of predators which are numerous around the dyke in spring.

Alt-Amur flyfishing banded catfish Banded catfish (Pseudobagrus fulvidraco) has relatives in tropical rivers.