Fishing for carp in the fall. Weather and biting
Gradually turn yellow and the leaves fall. The birds gather in flocks, preparing for the long flight. And at night in shallow waters near the shore are covered by a thin crust of ice.
How does the carp in the fall? Would consider her behavior in different reservoirs. Small shallow quarries and ponds are the most hopeless of the reservoir. At the first frost the water temperature is falling rapidly. For this reason, carp are deeply buried in the mud of the pond. In the North-West of Russia frosts sometimes occur very early, so that the shallow ponds in September, and sometimes at the end of August to do nothing.
A small shallow river.
They carp, generally in the fall is not delayed, because the water quickly cools, plants die, and, as a consequence, disappears needed for the fish forage base. At the first frost carp slips into the deep productieve areas where the water temperature is more constant. But sometimes in a stable warm weather, and when the level of water it can re-enter the river, but not high rises, to a maximum of 200-300 m up the river.
With a similar situation I faced at the end of September on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. Warm weather with a moderate westerly wind. During the wave out in the Bay on a boat is dangerous, so I tried to catch from the shore bottom fishing rods. 1-1. 5 hours of my trophies were only 5 small kosterok. Then I moved to a small river entering the Bay nearby. Its sandy shores were naked, therefore especially to count on success it was not necessary. However, to my relief, I found here numerous flocks of fry-fingerlings! Feed on the sandy bottom did not have any. So they were attracted to the warm water. Indeed, for 5-7 fine, Sunny days it’s a little warmed up. I floated the «melanocyte», and a few minutes in the bucket for bait fun snooping around three dozen kids. They and steel nozzle.
Ten minutes later I pulled the middle perch weighing 200 g. Then took a perch the size of a pencil. I regretted and immediately released. Let it grow! The next cast the float gently pricepills and went away… imagine my surprise when, in caught fish I learned carp! He was bronze — black and for some reason with a torn labrum. But at home, I was struck by another discovery: when cleaning the carp, but their fry, I found him in the gut two more. Apparently, the defect of lips prevented him to collect traditional foods. Carp unwittingly became the predator.
On that day, «carp disabled» was not my only trophy. A worm with a maggot I caught a dozen carp, but smaller — weighing 200-300 g.
Deep flow-through lakes and reservoirs.
You already know the carp here are small, but big. It is necessary to look for deep areas adjacent to shallow bays, near the edge of the flooded riverbed, slopes — wherever usually kept predatory fish. If the weather is warm, the fish can go in shallow water. But here it is a short time, 30-60 minutes, and then goes into depth.
Here, the carp rests on a deep ground adjacent to the track, with a complex bottom relief and calm throughout. First and foremost he is attracted to areas with clay or clay-silt bottom. The optimum depth for catching — 4-6 m. Good seats are deep and quiet bays with rich riparian vegetation.
Warm and quiet weather without wind — the best time for catching carp in the fall. The wind has a very negative effect on the bite. The fact that the surface layers of deep waters cools faster, and in the bottom layers the temperature is stable, so it rushes all fish, including carp. If there is wind, there is an intensive mixing of water. As a result, even in the bottom layers the water temperature becomes unstable. Such changes in temperature do not tolerate any fish, and carp.
In shallow water the situation is somewhat different: the water temperature about the same everywhere, so a strong wind does not have much effect. Rather, on the contrary, when the southern wind directions and steady warm weather carp, and even rarely, but take.
In late September I along with my wife went for mushrooms on the Karelian isthmus. The day was fabulous: the summer sun was warm, the forest was like covered in crimson-yellow with fire under his feet rustled the fallen leaves, the smell of which gave a special beauty of the autumn forest.
We walked 5 km and came to a large shallow lake. This place was familiar to us. The depth of the lake is about 1.5 m. In the middle there is a sand Bank; Western boggy shore, with a soft carpet of moss and rare stunted pines. East is sandy, gently sloping, covered with mixed forest. The main inhabitants of the lake, roach, ruff, pike, perch-sailor, damn it. Sometimes quiet deep bays with rich vegetation along the banks.
South wind drove the waves, which the sun seemed blue, and with us I came to a small sandbar covered with sparse dry reeds.
While I was involved in a fire, the wife was busily unwrapped single rod and procured somewhere worm, threw the tackle. The water in the pot has boiled, I was gonna boil found a Russula, when suddenly I heard a victorious cry. I turned around and saw the wife pulls out a fat carp. «Lucky her!» — I thought. And the wife, meanwhile, pulled out a fish. I wanted to take away his fishing rod, But there it was: if the fish are biting, then my wife would rather die than give up the rod! And I just had to give advice, to seek in the fallen leaves for worms and regret not captured spinning. And yet with a silver spray scattered detail. Doubt could not be carried pikes!
Rain refers to adverse factors, especially at low atmospheric pressures. Karas goes into deep space, and no tips can’t seduce him. If small rain is accompanied by cold weather with gusty winds, it is better to abandon fishing carp and dressed a little warmer, switch 5 on the hunt for burbot. Burbot are not afraid of bad weather at the beginning of September and Oct, great takes on live bait, worms, lures, minnow, and other baits.
The time of the bite.
Autumn carp begins to take from 9 a.m., provided the weather is favorable. Peak activity for 10-14 hours and then the bite fades, and stops altogether 1 at 17-18 h h the Cause of this phenomenon we already know. In warm but cloudy weather, the biting becomes even earlier — at 14 — 15 h. So, if you decided in the fall to hunt for carp, no rush and with a clear conscience to get to the pond to 9-10 hours
If there is cold weather, active fish will be 11 to 13 an hour. Approximately two weeks before freeze-up, when night temperatures range from 5 to -5 With a carp takes very little and only in deep areas (at least 4 m and in good weather).