The fishing below the dyke requires technical wading and ideally — boots with good studs. It is very unusual in Amur where one normally wades on the sand & silt.
By July we have learned how to catch Mandarin bass with flies. It is rather easy if you are able presenting the fly close to the rocky bottom, and move it slowly, with stops.
The idea of this fly belongs to Andrey Bondarenko; this is one of the flies invented for the bottom presentation in snaggy areas. Such ones are also lost on the snags and rocks, but not as easy as regular streamers.
The Mandarin bass is true ambuscador; on some days it is attacking your lure or fly only after it stops for several seconds.
Mongolian redfin is often caught in the same areas with the bass, but in the upper or middle layers.
A school of skygazers is always holding in
The name «skygazer» is given not without reason
In Amur some non-predatory species (like this white bream Parabramis pekinensis) sometimes feed on small fish — and bite streamers (photo of Andrey Bondarenko).
This common carp had also decided to swallow a little fish (photo of Andrey Bondarenko).