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If you wish, you can also catch fish in the forest.

To each – his own .. You can comfortably fish on the sandy shore, or you can search for it by walking in wilderness along animal trails. Someone likes to throw a fishing rod and relax, someone turns fishing into extreme sports – an occupation worthy of a primitive hunter-getter.

Opposite the village of Starozhilsk, which is attached to the river forty kilometers from Yoshkar-Ola, the forest rivulet Shapinka flows into the Big Kokshaga.Wonderful, I must say, a river. If, on the way out of the city, without reaching a few kilometers to the bridge over Bolshaya Kokshaga, delve into the forest on the right side of the tract, then after some time you can go to this same Shapinka. The river is winding, so it’s hard to say exactly how long to go. You can fool a little and slightly go astray. But a real fisherman is not afraid of the forest, especially since a compass with himself and back to the path to go out is not a problem. By the way, on the right side, before reaching the bridge somewhere about two to three kilometers, there was once an apiary. There was a forest road to Shapinka, overgrown, but passable. And the river itself wriggles through the wilderness of the uttermost. As if you get into another world, centuries, that way, heels back. Beaver dams, hazel grouse and black grouse can be seen traces of boar on the swampy shores. Kokshagi seems to be close, but along the river, along its bends, it will take a long time to stomp. You can search for a pike with a short spinning rod.

You go and under the opposite shore, under the crust you throw a spoon. River in places – you can surpass, but there is fish. A buddy once tucked a pike six kilograms out of a snag. There are a lot of hooks, so it’s better to use a light jig: a silicone fish, a twister or a vibro-tail with a single hook, and even better – a lure without a hitch. You can simply throw a gudgeon with a durable short fishing rod into the whirlpools, tempting pike.

If desired, fishing is not prohibited for the float rod, to catch a catch, a small tongue. Here, it happens, and there are podusty, dace, chub. But with a spinning rod it is still more convenient to walk along heavily overgrown river banks. Although walking is easy to say, in some places you have to wade through thickets, like a wild beast. But then – primordial in everything. The voices of man are not heard. You and wildlife. Like in the movies. Mosquitoes are darkness, but in this case the repellent is hidden in a pocket. When you reach the mouth, you get namyas. But, if you are lucky, you will be rewarded with a good catch for hard work. The pike is definitely found here, although not very large. And you will check yourself for durability, it’s impossible to walk along such rivers with the company, you’ll scare the fish away, and not everyone will decide on such a trip alone.

Forest River Fishing

The best time, I think, is September.
Smaller mosquitoes, lighter forest. And the pike becomes more active in September. It’s bad that the day is already short. It’s cool to spend the night by the campfire in September, but I don’t want to drag the tent with me – it’s an extra load. Better to do shorter calls. In the morning, leaving the car near the bridge (if you are not afraid of crooks – without security), return on the way, having driven off two or three kilometers. And go along Shapinka to her mouth opposite Starozhilsk. With a catch!

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