Fishing for carp in summer under different weather conditions
Carp are relatively well tolerate the lack of oxygen in the water, but, alas, the biting often. is either very weak or non-existent.
Early one morning I was sitting with a fishing rod on the Bank of a Park pond. Despite the early time, fishermen were a lot. The weather was calm, windless. The old willow in the mirror reflected in the water, and just the tip, playing on the surface that gleamed silvery sides, blowing small circles. Carp, however, does not betray his presence, no bubbles, no movement of blades, no splash.
Seven hours began bad bite. Someone nearby caught a couple of carp, someone three, and the neighbor to the left — nothing. I was among the «lucky ones» in my bag noisily fiddling two carp.
Meanwhile, the sun crept out from behind the trees and immediately washed over the shore, the water, the fishermen fever. Fishing people reached out to the house. Only the most patient, including my neighbor is a loser.
«Probably rain soon» he said in a dull voice and looked at the sky. I echoed in response, remembering that morning, when he went to the pond, the grass had a little dew.
Indeed, by noon, quickly went black and then the sky growled, and we only had to wear raincoats as the water zashlepal big drops, and a minute later was already a refreshing summer shower. Ya planted on the hook nimble manure worm, added depth and threw the head ten meters from the shore, where there was not grass…
Water flowed from me in streams, filled in the face, but I closely followed the «husynka». Intuition — the bite should be. Finally, the Float barely got out of the water and acceleration moved to the side! Sweeps and bends the rod the heavy fish. And a moment later my hands shaking Golden, plump and handsome.
Bite, confident, determined, followed one after another. Moreover, they took only the large carp, about 400 — 500 g Excellent things, and from a neighbor. However fleeting it was our happiness, the rain had subsided, and only drops from the trees reminded about the last storm. The sun reappeared, the ground tumbled down steam, and great bite, as if on cue, stopped.
Analyzing further such incidents, I became convinced that a strong warm rain really activates the biting of a crucian, but under one condition — the shower must be preceded by sustained hot weather. And the reason is simple — each drop carries oxygen molecules in the closed, overgrown ponds dramatically improves the oxygen regime, and this eventually stimulates the feeding activity of carp.
On the other hand, during the thunderstorm, the atmospheric pressure usually decreases, which forces the fish (in order to equalize the pressure of external and internal swimming in the bubble) to go to deeper places. It therefore follows to sh in the rain more distant and deeper areas.
Most interesting is that the bait in such short periods does not give any significant effect, the fish is so active that he is lightning shot from the nozzle. Moreover, he prefers plant-animal — manure worm, maggots, Shitik etc.
After the storm the biting ends abruptly, as the hook, the water is charged with positive electricity, and this depressing effect on all forms of aquatic life (about it a long time ago wrote. . Sabaneyev). It should be noted that all of the above largely applies to large carp. «Noses» are not so dependent on natural disasters and although not very active, but take after a heavy rain.
In addition to carp, in waters where, one way or another, in the heat of summer is disturbed oxygen regime, the heavy rain taking good bream, roach, and sometimes bream.
Often in small stagnant ponds, quarries, lakes in summer, there is an intense «bloom» of water is to thrive in blue-green algae. With the withering away video in a huge amount absorb oxygen, which leads to this Zamora. To survive in such conditions can only carp and rotan. Karas finds in such cases, a wise decision. It buries itself in mud and becomes dormant, turning exclusively on cutaneous respiration. Rotan is not buried, but extremely passive. By day he stands in a thicket of aquatic plants (there is more oxygen), and the night goes on clean seabed.
Such a hot and muggy summer days — the «dumb» time for catching carp. He almost does not respond to any of tips, becoming rare, privcate the power very early in the morning (before sunrise) and evening, in twilight. From the state of torpor take him to the heavy rain and wind, which should be mentioned in more detail.
In my practice there was such case. Early in the morning I caught the carp on a large and shallow quarry near the station of Borisova Griva, near Ladoga. The days were very hot and windless. The bite was unimportant, small carp, not more than 100 m, took bad. One hope was for the wind, which could though as-that to rectify the situation. About eight o’clock it really started to grow. I immediately went to the windward shore, threw bait, threw the nozzle — small dung-worm.
Time passed — no signs of bite. And only then I noticed that the fishing spot, the wind had driven the entire «green». So here’s the thing! Flowering herbs even more worsened the situation. Urgently had to return to the cosy beach. Here was quite clean, and as a result by the evening I managed to catch three kilos of medium-sized carp.
If water does not «bloom» in the heat of the windward shore is the best place of fishing. And here and only here, you can count on success.
Based on the above, we can draw the following conclusions. In hot weather, especially when the «bloom» of water, you must find the parts of the reservoir with relatively clean water from vegetation and soil depths greater than 1.5 m.
Also favorable for catching a warm, heavy rains and winds of any direction, do not cause of the cold snap. The best time to hunt for big carp — before sunrise and in the West. And the evening bite usually very short and is half an hour or less.
A rough mistake novice anglers trying to catch carp when extreme conditions in the reservoir, in the coastal shallow zone among aquatic plants. Under the threat of Zamora carp, especially large ones, are leaving the shallows and fades into a deep clean of the place, with a further deterioration of an oxygen mode, buries itself in mud, going into a state of suspended animation.
Essentially, summer and winter mortality events do not differ from each other. The only difference is the mode of illumination, water temperature and presence of ice. And if winter carp is in deep stillness, in summer, under favorable conditions, it quickly wakes up and begins to feed actively (see figure «the Behavior of carp in hot weather in a small pond during the flowering of the water»).
Like no other fish, carp are dependent from changes in atmospheric pressure. Probably a careful fishermen have noticed how on a clear Sunny day an entire flock of carp rise to the surface of the water, forming a kind of big spot. «Spot» is very slowly moved, and then, in the late afternoon, disappears. So carp, and not only he responds to the sharp increase in atmospheric pressure.
What’s the deal here? It is clear that the pressure inside the bubble carp must be equal to the external atmospheric pressure plus the pressure of the column of water above it. With a sharp increase in atmospheric pressure the carp to maintain balance in the swimming bladder is necessary or to swallow atmospheric air (which he loves to do), or just lifting up, thereby reducing the pressure of the water column above it which is most likely to happen.
This does not only carp, but carp, carp, roach, perch, bream, which are often under high pressure out in the shallows it Should be noted that for bottom fish, a sharp pressure drop — the pressure is on and they eat in this period is very weak. How many times I had to throw the nozzle in the right spot at the surface, but despite the fine nozzles, to tempt carp has been relatively rare. Most often I had to observe how the fish are completely indifferent to behold is right in front of her nose prey, making no attempt even to try it. Therefore, reading at times in the fishing literature about how eagerly he catches a carp at such times the bait, immediately the feeling that the author never held a fishing rod, and is familiar with fishing for carp exclusively from books.
In the upper water layers to feed on crucian carp (at normal pressure) are rare. But in early summer it is sometimes seduce young roots of floating duckweed. Then, if you throw on a similar plot of the nozzle, you can often get a very good catch.
To stressful situations can be attributed to a sharp drop in atmospheric pressure. How under these conditions behaves carp?
In the summer of 1996, fishing on the big bet. Ukraine, I observed the following scene. A middle-aged local fisherman catching float rod for carp from shore to a depth of about 1 m. porridge and dung worm is well taken. a carp weighing 150— 200 g.
Meanwhile, the weather began to deteriorate significantly, with the West the sky began to drag grey, the wind increased, a little cold. Bite the shore immediately stopped.
«Well, it’s time to move on donkey» — authoritatively stated the guy and started to reel the float rod. And he was right — at 25 meters — 30 from the shore continued biting and the carp caught are much larger.
We got to talking. As it turned out, he fishes in this pond for twenty years, rarely remaining without a good catch.
«What are you, as soon as the lower back zanoet, will immediately take a «gum» or donkey, otherwise, how can I get it?» he said to me, smiling and pointing at a solid carp. In response, I silently agreed in solidarity nodding his head. Live and learn!
Indeed, at lower atmospheric pressure, the approach of bad weather, the carp moved into the deep, continuing to eat. Moreover, in the grey, overcast but warm days it’s great and takes a day.
Periods of sharp cold snaps in the middle of summer negatively affect the bite. It’s noticeable in shallow waters. Moreover, not being able to go to deeper, more heated areas of the reservoir, the carp again buries itself in the mud.
Once in August, during very cold weather (night temperatures dropped to 4…5) homeland in search of bloodworms bottom ground, I just ran into a small carp which was so lethargic that even did not attempt to escape from my old, leaky buckets.
Now that we understand how it behaves carp in extreme weather conditions in the summer months, it’s time to talk about using bait, baits and tips in these difficult fishing periods.
On hot days, when the water temperature is high and the oxygen content in it is low, the appetite of carp is bad, he eats very irregular, and this should be considered when using bait.
First of all, it should be very little. How many times have I watched the picture when in low nibble some anglers literally pounds sprinkled the bait in the water, apparently believing that such actions can improve the situation. As a result, the effect was the opposite — now carp are not taken at all.
To check food activity of fish is best to do so. In the evening, not far from the coast (1 — 2 m), in the zone of visibility, to a depth of 1 m, to lay a little bait. For better control it must contrast with the color of the bottom.
It is wise to use not one place but three or four. For example, thickets of aquatic vegetation at depths of 0.5 m, then on the plot with a more solid bottom in three feet of water with sparse grass and, finally, where vegetation is absent.
As the taste of fish is very variable, that in every place the bait needs to be different. Then you have to come early in the morning on the water, put on waders, get into the water and see how the young trees are consumed by food. If he was a virgin, then it is best in the future to opt out of its use or consume in small quantities, for example, to make bait balls the size of a walnut, but no more.