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Catching taimen in Siberia: photos and tips

In the Russian freshwater reservoirs, there is an amazing salmon representative - taimen. He is highly regarded culinary experts, and therefore is a welcome trophy. Taymen prefers freshwater ponds and rivers.

General information for anglers

This representative of the underwater world is found in the rivers of the Urals and Altai, in Yakutia and the Far East, in reservoirs of the northern regions of the Caucasus and even in Baikal. It is very popular to catch taimen in Siberia. This large and strong enough fish can knock a man out with a tail blow. Often, the danger is attached to fishing and sharpness and interest.

Most often it is pulled out for spinning or trolling. Experienced fishermen know the places where you can meet this predator - at the rapids and whirlpools, under the underwater ridges and at the water drops. Taimen is often called the "master of taiga rivers." Especially a lot of him in the Amur River basin. He prefers only fast rivers and almost never swims into the sea.

Catching taimen during spawning is prohibited. In Bashkortostan, Komi, Irkutsk region and Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, this fish is listed in the regional Red Data Book.

Large, especially trophy taimens, should be released, because adult specimens are especially abundant spawning. Thus, the state contributes to the recovery of the population. Hunting for this predator, despite the laboriousness, is a very fascinating fishing. Catching taimen - this is an occupation exclusively for strong men, as fish are found, as a rule, in difficult-to-travel uninhabited places.

Fishing with spinning

This method is more used in open water, and experienced anglers prefer rotating or tumbling spoon-bait. The first option is best used when there is a calm flow and a shallow depth in the pond. If catching a taimen on the river passes at large swings, then the hesitant spoon-bait is more suitable, since it resembles a small fish that flees from predators. And this strongly attracts prey.

Catching taimen for spinning on rafting and on rolls involves the use of relatively light gear, as doing permanent casting with a massive coil and blank will not be easy. The rod should be taken long enough. The fact is that with them the bait is better spent among the stones. Selecting spinning for catching taimen, you should pay attention to the strength of the transmission rings. As for the line, it should be thick, so as not to lose the bait.


During wiring it is necessary to make sure that it goes down as close as possible to the bottom. Otherwise, a predator sitting in an ambush, it may well not notice. In general, during the active zhora, the taimen is not too picky to bait and therefore there is enough of almost any bait. But at other times this predator is quite capricious and can swallow only rotating options, not noticing oscillations. Experienced anglers say that the taimen often distinguishes spoon-bait by color, grabbing only one color. So, going to this fascinating fishing, it is better to take with you different bait.

Features of fishing

Many lovers believe that to catch this predator you need to use only large spoon-bait, but this is not entirely correct. Often the taimen swallows the bait, but the fisherman thinks that it is caught on a stone or log. And while he thinks how he will release the jammed spoon, he feels a sudden sudden jerk. Sometimes especially large specimens simply go to a deep place to lie on the bottom.

Taymen often uses the method of liberation from the spoon-bait, which people call a "candle". Having made a sharp jerk, this fish, jumping out of the water, very wide opens its mouth and shakes its head. Fishermen at this time should not weaken the fishing line, although it is quite difficult, especially if the "candle" prey goes to his side.

The most steep temper in individuals that reach a weight of eight to twelve kilograms. Their bravado from the outside is very similar to a real duel, which requires a man of incredible physical effort. Large specimens very much exhaust the angler, as sometimes the struggle drags on for a long time.

Catching the taimen has one more feature: if the adult specimens come off the spoon-bait, in the near future they no longer peck at this bait.

We are fishing for a mouse

There are several effective ways to catch this representative of the salmon family. It is very interesting to catch taimen on a mouse (this is how experienced fishermen call this tackle - in masculine, apparently, to distinguish it from live bait) - on an artificial lure of a five-centimeter length made of cork, wood or polystyrene, and for the authenticity of the outward appearance Cloth or fur. Fishermen do it themselves. The most effective catch of taimen on the mouse takes place in the autumn months, in particular in September and October. At this time, this representative of the salmon family goes downstream to the wintering grounds. Best of all, he grabs this bait in the dark, although during the active zhora he attacks the day. Those who go to night fishing, it is better to use the top option, ie, not heavier. You need to know that this type of bait is required to run much more slowly on the water than, for example, spoon-bait.

Using the riding mouse, you need to make sure that it does not hide under the water, but leave the so-called "whiskers" when moving - water divergent paths that attract taimen. Most often, the predator tries to grab the bait by the head, so it must be attached to both sides of the tees - both in front and behind.

Secrets of catching

Large individuals attacking a mouse, as a rule, are deafened by the impact of a tail, then they heat a little, and then, after turning around, they grab. Small fish do this immediately, on the move. At the time of the tail strike, the winding should be stopped. You need to cut it when you feel a characteristic push.

Catching taimen on a mouse is best performed in a non-strong current. To it it is necessary to prepare beforehand, having chosen in daylight the equal coast, not closed by vegetation. In cases where, after cutting, the taimen goes to the bottom, the fisherman should expect from the extraction of any "surprises". After all, as is known, this large predator is a fairly powerful enemy. Usually he begins to make a sharp throw upstream, and if he fails, he jumps out of the water, shakes his head, and then immediately sinks to the bottom. It is especially important for the fisherman in the first seconds of the fight to stop the powerful sudden start jerks.

Winter fishing

Taimen is caught all year, however, not everywhere. In the winter, you can fish for it only in the reservoirs of Siberia, where this production is greatest. Although there is not everywhere it is caught. For example, on the rivers flowing into the Pacific Ocean, it is not caught on the first ice. The fact is that there are many salmon in the winter to spawn, so there is plenty of food for taimen, and he does not pay attention to baits.

Catching taimen in winter is most often carried out on the jail. And experienced anglers often use a tackle of the most primitive design, which consists of a strong fishing line, a tee wound on a motor-driver. The latter must be carefully fixed on ice. This can be done, for example, by tying it to a wooden bar and placing it across the hole.

Usually a large roach, grayling or lenok is used as a live bait. The last option is considered the best, because this fish can remain active for a long time. As a rule, the tackle is checked once a day.

No less effective winter catch taimen and artificial lures, for example, for the same spoon and balancer. They also have a great chance of getting a large fish. However, the bait should be equipped with sufficiently strong hooks. This, although somewhat worsening its game, but minimizes the likelihood of gatherings due to their unbending.

This should be taken into account

The taimen has a very sharp and powerful bite. Not every fisherman manages to cope with it. Therefore, you need to be especially careful: at the moment of vyzhivaniya you can not take hands with the fishing line, put out jerks with the brake of the coil or the spit. To the surface, prey should be dragged, slowly moving away from the hole. However, in this case there is a risk of cutting the line. Therefore, experienced fishermen pre-round the edges of the hole. Dragging the prey, you need to pull it out with a hook.


Catching taimen is characterized by one feature, which is not known to everyone: if it was possible to catch one fish, then in a very short time in the same place necessarily appears the second, and about the same size. In addition, it must be taken into account that when the turbidity or water level decreases, the taimen begins to peck worse. If a small spoon hits small kilogram specimens, then you should not wait for the appearance of large taimens at this place.

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