Amur River, June 2-3, 2012
Some skygazers were as heavy as a dog, and twice longer than a dog...
The biggest fish I had landed at that trip.
The weekend June 2-3 I have spent at the Amur near Khabarovsk. The fish was not very active, but even on such days it is possible to catch it with the proper lure. When fishing from the bank I look for the deep areas near the main waterways with numerous little baitfish. Such areas are regularly visited by the predators in the evening and in the morning — between the sunrise and 9 AM. The fishing is simple — cover the areas with the splashes with a sinktip, so your fly will be moving in the middle layers. For the skygazer I am using mostly the wobbler flies. At that day the best ones were the Belly-Up flies of pink, white, and yellow colors.
When it is quiet it is easier to find the fish — the splashes are visible from the bigger distances.
The fly should not be too big. Quite often big fish bite little flies.
This is the best sizes ratio of a lure and fish.
I had caught only one catfish, and it was tiny.