Monday, May 11, 2009

Tunguska River float-trip & fishing - May 2009 (Amur River drainage)

Kur River is 434 km long. After junction with Urmi River it forms 90 km long Tunguska River which joins Amur River at its left bank, opposite from the city of Khabarovsk. On May 8-10, 2009 I have made 3-day float-trip on the Tunguska River. I was using inflatable kayak "Timan" made by "Drakar", Lithuania.
The Tunguska River is big & slow, has no riffles, and sandy bottom.
The morning was cold, and there was fog on the sunrise
The most numerous fish in catches was sawbelly, surface-feeding small Cyprinid fish. It is common prey of most of the Amur predators.
This is three-lip, a small strange looking predatory fish from the Amur.
Catfish were feeding on shallow sandbars. I was catching them with dark or red streamers, presented close to the bottom. This fish can feed any time - day or night.
Catfish is very strong fish - even stronger than some Salmonids...

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