Monday, August 8, 2011
Amur River near Khabarovsk, at the dike (August 06, 2011; 5 - 11 AM)
I was fishing from a boat from the right bank of the Pemzenskaya channel, below the dike (this image is taken from the left bank).
Today a big school of medium size skygazers (3-5 pounds) are feeding on sawbellies and other little fish. I was casting big silver-pearl streamers and Antiwoblers with a two-handed rod and intermediate leader. Amur River is now low and rather clear (in summer I had not seen it any more clear than this). I
Skygazer is never jumping; this fish always pulls the line to the bottom.
This simple fly on a "golden" hook was working the best at that day.
Skygazer of medium size
I was using two flies; the smaller one was on a tippet tied to the hook of a big upper streamer.
Pearl Antiwobbler was working as well
A little Mandarin bass was also caught with the same tackle.
When too many spin-fishermen had started to cast the jigs across my line, I had decided to go home.
The fish was sometimes boiling right near the boat, in slack water.
Over a dozen fishermen are too many for this little place..
Here you can see that the dike is completely destroyed by the 2011 floods.