It is known that in some reservoirs the crucian and carp are caught not only in autumn but also off the ice. The reason for this behavior may lie in the lack of food. From this fact follow two important for the angler output. First, carp and carp can be effective to catch in the fall. Second, in order to implement this feature, you need to know the waters in which this fish is active at low temperatures.
In fairness it should be noted that catch carp even a large one can have up to a freeze-up even in the media pond. Difficult, but if you set such a goal. But if based on the information that is present in the Internet, choose a reservoir with an active fish is unlikely. For myself, I realized long ago that this body of water and points it is necessary to find yourself. The fact that you can get on the water with active fish, but if you don’t know the spots where the fish are concentrated at this time, it is not successful.
Best carp bite in those waters, where in addition to their exist no other fish, except carp. Where coexist roach, perch or bream, crucians caught much worse and in some certain hours, despite the fact that their concentration can be quite decent.
Crucian carp with cold water, like any other cyprinid fish, except minnows, took certain places, narrows the area of search for food and less moves. Therefore, to rely on the action of the bait is not necessary, active fish need to look for.
Start looking in the “summer” places, that is close to vegetation or near the indentations on the bottom. Since all cavities in the “karasini” waters usually silted, to help in their search can only be relatively heavy depth gauge, which easily “tapped” the bottom.
In autumn large carp rarely comes out in the shallow water between the vegetation and the seashore or in the “window” of vegetation. The colder the water becomes, the more likely it is to detect and carp, and carp in the deepest places of the reservoir. Before the ice to look for fish makes no sense, you just need to know where it is concentrated. The most likely concentration of fish directly at the dam, that is, in the deepest place.
In shallow ponds that are heavily overgrown with grass carp to leave the overgrown place and moved into snags. It is necessary to pay attention to places where the vegetation ends and open water begins.
If you know a few suitable places on this pond, when one of them will pay attention to the direction, strength, wind and temperature.
The best for biting days where the wind is warm and does not change direction. Very well, if it’s warm rain, but then a carp can ascend at half depth. Not quite in half-waters, and approximately 20-50 cm above the bottom at a depth of two meters. Interestingly, in such moments, the carp is active, it feeds, and the probability of biting is very high. Unfortunately, such moments are extremely rare. If quiet weather persists until frost, and the biting continues until the appearance of the edge of the ice.
The lower the water temperature, the worse the fish responds to the bait, what can be said about the carp. But in any case, the amount of bait, and most importantly, the concentration of edible components have to be small. That is, any of the standard bait must be diluted with earth, sand or peat.
Carp now as carp, it is better to lure such a way as to use almost all of the prepared dose. The fact that after domarkiene fish usually alarming and permanently ceases to take.
For supplemental foods can be solved only then, when he began biting will not simply subside, and cease. Supplementation should be very small bulbs, but in this case, biting may be resumed only after some time. Most often the bite is not renewed.
A very effective bait in the autumn and the cold season is a major Joker, mixed with the earth. And bloodworms in the bait can be only fifty to one hundred grams.
If the depth of fishing does not exceed two meters, I prefer to lure pure bloodworms, which must pre-soak in water and even squash the larvae with your fingers. However, the use of bloodworms as bait and nozzles may not all bodies of water. In some Karasevich reservoirs divorced many verkhovka, bitterling and gudgeon, and in well running a lot and minnow who consume the moth instantly. Even rotan is not as “terrible” as verkhivka. In this case, use the normal steamed fresh meal in the amount of two handfuls.
It is not so easy to choose an effective bait. In the autumn of carp and carp not refuse bloodworms and maggots or a piece of worm, although there are cases when they are actively pecking at the barley or “mash”. Often out of all kinds of “sandwiches”, that is, the combination of part of a worm with a crank grain “barley” with bloodworms or tail of the worm, the worm with a maggot.
For large carp and carp are often the best bait is, as in spring, the common earth worm, necessarily produced near the pond, for example, under the roots of nettle or willow. Be careful with the biting, as when fishing for roach, can save the day, one larva of a moth or the small grain of barley.
In calm weather should use a lightweight and slim snap-in. I have often encountered cases when the carp bites become visible only when using snap-weighing not more than 0.4 g on the fishing line with a diameter of 0.08 mm. With carp worth a try snap on the line and even 0,145 0,125 mm.
The float I choose with a heavy keel, that is the most stable, so he immediately took to the water in a vertical position. It is very convenient, because if the bait is easy, the snap-in is a sinker-shepherd boy, and if you bait heavy sinker can not install. When fishing in calm weather, when the carp can ascend at half depth, I use a thin and long floats of a type of needle, because with their help, most just define the horizon of fishing, which is now feeding carp.
Fishing technique is to silently drop the bait in a selected point, wait a few seconds and quietly move the snap a little to the side. This fishing technique is justified when the carp are active. If bites are rare and careful, it makes sense to omit the bait to the bottom and hold in place until the bite.
If a carp or the carp bite on the worm is the bait and the shepherd boy, better put on the bottom to adjust the slope and position of the shepherd so that the snap-in would be demolished by wind and wave. The bite can be so neat that it seems like it is not touch fish, a worm is crawling along the bottom and pulls the snap-in.
Catch mahovym rod in the cold autumn water, when the fish are biting at the point, it is very difficult technically. The slightest breath of wind causes the snap-in is shifted from the point of bites. Perishables can alert the fish. There is a constant loss of time waiting for the fish to calm down. So I use the plug or tackle for long casting. Conventional sliding float with carrying capacity of 3 plus 4 plus 5 or 6 in on the fishing line with a diameter of 0.18 mm. Leash length of 15-20 cm from the fishing line 0,12-0,14 mm. Shepherd boy is chosen such as to keep anchored snap-in. As bait is almost always better to use a large bloodworm on the hook №№ 16-18 or worm.
Interestingly, when fishing for carp or carp on the bait pit may not be necessary. In General, fishing for carp in the fall is very similar to fishing for roach, when a flock takes some place that you need to know. The fish can activate the bait and give her thin snap right bait at the right time.
Spite of all the apparent complexity of such fishing, if you manage to do it right, the fishing will take place. With the advent of the first edge of the ice will come hunting for a major, and often record-breaking carp. After the formation of ice carp may leave the pit and go in snags or in areas with hard soil. Carp will not leave the pit and stay there until March.