How does the bite from the weather when fishing for carp and other fish of the carp family
Carp are very sensitive to weather changes. Immediately comes to mind is that to predict the behavior of the carp impossible. In fact, if you carefully sort out, based on factors it is possible to make certain conclusions.
One of the important factors operating in Gorovoy activity of the carp is the amount of oxygen in the water. And the amount related to atmospheric pressure. The dissolved oxygen content in surface water is increasing, if increasing atmospheric pressure.
A while fishing, I saw in clear Sunny day (when the high pressure) shoals of carp in the pond rise to the surface and long standing almost still.
Carp is no exception. This behavior is typical for carp in those waters, where oxygen is in short supply. Well, firstly, it meanders, and second of oblong lakes, rivers where the flow is very weak. In the heat of the air is usually well-heated, the pressure is high, and, as we were taught in the physics course, the increase in air temperature on the content of oxygen in it decreases. This is true for water. That is, when starting lack of oxygen, carp enters the surface layers of water or in the shallows, overgrown with reeds, reeds, etc. produced by these plants day, the oxygen creates a very fertile area of the reservoir.
Several times I tried to Wade through the reeds, to see the depth of 30-40 cm there are large carp. But it is necessary to make only one wrong move, and they automatically disappear, leaving a small swirl. Small satanici weighing 250-300 g less cautious, so it is already possible to count on success. In such cases it is necessary to use a short 3-meter rod, fishing line about 0.2 mm. Coil better to have been instantaneous, and the hook No. 5 or six. But if you stick to maggots, then you’ll need of course with the sinker. The best option is to hang the small pellet at the height of 40-50 cm from the hook. At these depths (about half) the application of even light, camouflaged in the color of the environment of the floats is not acceptable.
In a clear, Sunny day a short green gusinka broke frightens the fish. The tactics of fishing without a float is: sitting in the reeds or cane clip attachment, and quietly get to the water. The rod should stick out far from the reeds and cast along the reeds. Masses hooked enough pellets for casting on 8-10 m.
With such easy fishing pellet falls to the bottom, and bait such as maggot, slowly lowered. If the amount of oxygen is enough and the carp feeding, the bite will follow immediately. You will immediately feel it because the fishing line will pull into the depths.
This way you can even catch a redfin, which pulls the nozzle, on the contrary, in coastal grass.
If we catch a crust of bread to go in the tackle with no sinkers. Pre-need bread head quickly dipped in water and out. As a result, the weight of the bread crusts is increased and its enough to throw of 8-10 m.
But when the pressure is low, cloudy weather, carp behaves quite differently. The amount of oxygen in water is reduced primarily near the surface of the water. And to compensate for the atmospheric pressure in the swimming bladder of the carp is forced to go deep.
On the rivers is usually the hole in the fairway, and lakes — the deepest pit. And again the power of fish depends on the stability period of low pressure. If the pressure is low for more than 3-4 days, that carp get used to such weather conditions and begins again to feed, so look for it should be at depth.
The behavior described above holds true not only for carp, and for almost the entire family of carp — bream, carp, roach, IDE, etc.
A real barometer, prognozirawem quick change in pressure and the associated movement of fish, many aquatic organisms.
Haven’t you noticed? — like invertebrates, molluscs, bivalves perlovitsy and chatuchack under reduced pressure, and usually a deterioration in the weather creeping into the deeper part of the reservoir. Conversely, if the increase in atmospheric pressure perlovitsy seek stranded, and chatuchack can sometimes float to the surface, clinging to some kind of water plant.
The wind also has a significant impact on the behavior of carp. In the innumerable branches of the Delta of the Volga, the mouth of the don, Syrdarya, where the wind from the sea water rises quickly and early pour yourself a low shore, favored locations, both medium and large carp.
In my practice there was such case. I fished in one of the shallow channels of the Volga. Although the shores are densely overgrown with reeds, I managed to find a plot where you can throw the feeder to catch poplavochnoj a fishing tackle. Duct was forty meters wide. Quite a strong current constantly pushing the float. The bite was bad came across a small plotnicki with a palm size. In the end I got tired of always to throw the bait and I set the depth of 70-80 cm about 2 m from shore and 1 m from the feeder. Nozzle served 5-6 maggots. Now you can calmly enjoy the surrounding nature… the Wind rocked in the blue sky panicles of reeds, across the river rustled dry grass and whimpering invisible birds, and flocks of fry scurried almost to the feet on sun-warmed shallow water.
Only then I noticed that the water arrives. Eventually I had to retreat further and further. Fortunately, there was a little hill, which I took, having spread a bunch of dry reeds…
About eleven o’clock, when the sun was almost in Zenith, and fell the heat, float, jumping a couple of times, vigorously moved upon the deep. I gently hooked and brought to the landing net of sasanika on the shelves. Then another, and another. After an hour in the cage was dangling for seven fishes of about the same weight.
I thought that it would be good to change the hook and put the larger. But then the antenna of the float slightly imbedded, but so cleverly that it was barely noticeable.
I hooked and immediately realized — the struggle is expected serious! The first thing the carp pulled him to the middle of the channel, so I just had to adjust the brake coil.
The leash I’m not afraid — «braid» 0.16 mm will not fail, and that’s the main fishing line with a diameter of 0.25 mm caused concern. And most importantly — hook No. 6 was clearly too small.
Meanwhile, the fish moved upstream, took about 50 meters of fishing line. Finally I managed to stop her. Carp then changed tactics and moved quickly to the opposite shore, trying to escape into the reeds. But he stood firmly, smoothly, like a wall. In the middle of the Strait carp rested, it seems that the «snout» into the ground. Meter by meter I had brought him to shore and then finally saw fat as a pig, he was 6-7 kg. Here he is again reached… the Rod arc, the line on the limit, but with no place to move. Finally, the carp made a last attempt in the struggle for life — he instantly turned and walked along the reed already downstream. Then I realized that I had lost with him «tight» contact. The fish managed to confuse the forest in the grass…
After a few minutes I was already pulling a ragged forest. Of lead with a hook, of course, was not.
After some time I managed to catch a couple more small carp, but by the evening the water began to subside, and in the coastal zone have not had a single bite.
There are semi-anadromous carp, which comes in the mouth of the river only during spawning. He put on weight in the sea, on a heavily freshened sites. It is at the grassroots wind from the sea behaves a little differently. This carp often goes on small, overgrown with sedge parts of the sea adjacent to the mouths of the rivers. Local-this zone is called «the angle». When the warm wind of such carp often bite extensive «Windows» coastal vegetation literally half a meter depth.
On the relatively small rivers of Central Russia, the picture is about the same. I had to catch carp in many places. For Example, Belaya Kalitva. It is a small river, in the floodplain overgrown with impenetrable thickets of reeds and cane. Carp here is common. He is kept mostly in the pits or inaccessible from the shore thickets.
According to my observations, with a steady South wind, when the water rises to 30-50 cm, the larger specimens are kept readily in the coastal zone, of course, visited by fishermen river sections. For Belaya Kalitva is very weak, the seabed is muddy sand, muddy reeds.
I was a witness to this event. At the edge of the reeds on the two-foot depth in the early morning great bite of large Rudd and satanici to 400 g
The water level was 20 centimeters above normal. I usually drive to the place of fishing pole with notches, which determine the water level and, consequently, the strategy of fishing.
Inspired by the recklessly cool, very close I suddenly heard a splash … like fell into the water. But around people? Unless a herd of cows for a mile down the road.
Leaving the bait and hiding behind the reeds, I began to observe. We had to wait long. Twenty minutes later a handsome carp jumped out of the water and sideways, like a pancake, plopped into the water. Compared to caught me satanique he looked like a giant. The depth at which he «walked» was a little more than 40 cm.
When «miner», the wind drove the water in the lower reaches of large and small rivers, the carp is from the shore and looking for the deepest parts, usually is the holes on the fairway.
But as often happens without exception is not complete, but in General, the wind direction, and hence the level of water in rivers it’s easy to judge where to catch today in the zone of the shore or, on the contrary, at depths.
Quiet, hot days is the weather in which the carp are passive. First of all, it meanders, lost touch with the new direction, stagnant or weakly running the lake in the absence of abundant sources.
As I said, when the temperature of the water, the oxygen content of the pond falls. The wind has even more worsens the situation. Excitement, on the contrary, mixes the water, slowly enriching it with oxygen. But if it still lasts a long time low atmospheric pressure, it worsens the situation. The paradox is that even possible in summer Zamora. With a similar situation I faced in the summer in the Kursk region, near the river Seim.
It was a hot, windless weather. The day temperature rose to 34-35 °C, and at night it dropped slightly. It seemed it was about to break out in the afternoon.
He walked day after day, but nothing changed. In this weather, the elderly and meteodependent people feel bad, because there is a clear shortage of oxygen. Fish is no exception.
Walking with a fishing rod early in the morning I went to a small, shallow quarry. Its entire surface was covered with «green paint» — so fishermen called the blooming of microscopic algae. And then I noticed that in many places (the shore, at the bottom) lay dead satanici, roaches, rats.
Later I asked a local resident, who had not pulled the bat poison, but got a negative answer — the obvious was the fact typical summer Zamora.
Well, in the steppe regions of southern Russia very rarely develop such weather conditions. Better blows a gentle breeze, which is due to open terrain such enriches the waters with oxygen.
As a result, in sustained hot weather, any wind always improves the bite. At such times, the time of day does not significantly affect the diet of common carp. Here is an example. On a small lake connected by a channel with the Northern Donets, I came later, somewhere around noon.
Many anglers already went home with a slight catch — one — two, a maximum of four small satanically. This was quite a simple explanation: the whole of July week, it was a hot, windless weather, the natural feed in the lake was enough. Moreover, many anglers almost buckets were dumped into the water the bait with little concern about its quality. I had a tame place in a secluded corner among the thickets of reeds.
The surface of the lake was smooth like a table, only the occasional small roach left circle somewhere in the middle.
Meanwhile, the weather began to change — the North wind blew, appeared Cirrus clouds. It was decided to change the strategy — to seek the fish, not PA tame place, and to go to southern «bald» Bank, where nobody ever caught, which was a bare, sandy — clay bottom. Not a Bush, not a blade of grass. Scoring as bait a piece of cake, planted on the hook for a bunch of maggots and sit back, I began to watch the bobber. The depth was about 1 m, the water is turbid.
15 minutes later got the first roach. Then the second. A big wave shook the float from side to side, but wash ashore could not – it kept a solid parigramme weight.
Finally a sharp bite! Strike — a decent carp — on chick, then second, third…
On the way home, I met a fisherman. He saw my catch — 10 thick Golden beauties from 700 g up to 1kg Showered questions: «why?», «Where?» To tell you the truth, then I concealed from him the essence, let he guess.
In calm warm weather, a good sign nibble is the South, southwest and West winds. Although, this is true not only for carp but also for all the carp. But when the cold Northern wind (if there is no heat) — biting bad.
Water temperature is another important factor influencing the intensity of feeding carp. The range of 21-27 °C are optimal. But when sudden fluctuations, for example, with a sharp to 16-17 °C, the carp eats very poorly. This time he goes to the deepest places. Here to seduce him only very tasty nozzle.
In the autumn, when the temperature gradually decreases, carp peremeschaetsya not enough, he pecks even at a water temperature of 6-8°C Here can play a critical role as the quality of bait, the quantity, and of course the nozzle.
Carp can take in winter, but we’ll talk about that later. Many believe that spring, just before spawning, the carp are biting very poorly or not at all biting because the water is still cold. But, leaning his PA experience, I can say that this is one of the best periods of biting, albeit short-term.
In spring feed it appears at a water temperature of 10 °C and sometimes at 8-9°C. Here, the question is, where to look for carp.
As I fished in April. The ice was gone, and although the sun was hot, the water was still cold. First I tried to catch at depths of 6-8 m. to no Avail. It was then decided to move to shallow Creek, and overgrown by reeds.
What an amazing scene was revealed to me — life is literally boiling. Starving during the winter, the fish rushed to the sun-warmed shallows. You don’t even need bait!
Roach, carp greedily took worms, maggots, Shitik. Making long casts, I had only to be careful, because the depth under the boat was a little more than 1 m.
The reasons for the concentration of fish in the shallows is very simple — the water here is rapidly cleared from the dregs, easily warms up, everything is optimally affects the development of organisms and plants in the water. Therefore, in such places in the spring and are the best carp feeding areas.
In addition to all of the above affect the carp bite the rain and his character. If it drizzles for a long time and it’s much colder, biting carp are usually very weak or non-existent. But in warm rainy weather with occasional light rain, when the sun and then peeks out from behind the clouds, carp can pick up very well at shallow depths of about 1-1. 5 m a day. So much rain the people called «mushroom».
The atmospheric pressure during such periods is slightly elevated. Carp goes aground. He’s excellent bite and after a warm shower, but assuming that is not appreciably colder.
Very good it feels in rivers with steep banks that are easily eroded. After the rain the water is muddy, but carp is not a problem.
Once I caught on the Volga. In the afternoon there came on a terrific thunderstorm with a strong downpour. On the slippery shore was hard to stand: muddy streams of water mixed with dirt flowed into the river
To withstand the onslaught of the elements, I decided to continue fishing, but to use as the nozzles are not maggots, and manure worms. Why worms? I reasoned like this: the rain had washed away the shore, so the river got a lot of animal and plant food. Carp needs to approach the shore. But in muddy water it will be to find the nozzle?
First and foremost, at the expense of smell and sensitive cells of the lateral line, perceiving the slightest of hydroacoustic oscillations. But who makes them more? The maggot, which is in the water dies quickly, or the worm? The answer is clear.
My hunch was confirmed, and in the end I ended up with a catch. Generally, it is believed that the bad fish takes in troubled waters because of clogging of the gills, is quite controversial. In the estuaries of Azov, when the wind blows from the sea, the water is very turbid, the color of coffee, but the fish (catfish, carp) — beret.
I was convinced in practice, and locals confirm this.
Known to me a river, washed sand and every day throw it in the water. However, the carp takes well. And in the surf zone of many lakes with loose soil water is highly turbid, but the fish here is actively powered.
Apparently, the fish there are some physiological characteristics that allow it to adapt and survive in such conditions.