The activity factor and the Parking lot of carp in the winter
There is a perception that winter carp does not take at all. Indeed, there are a number of bodies of water where the bite is virtually nonexistent. Will list them.
Closed or weak flow of the lake. In winter there is almost always a deficiency of oxygen, which makes the fish extremely passive.
Heavily overgrown, stagnant, shallow ponds and quarries. Humus in them under the ice plants take already scarce oxygen reserves. Carp in such basins are usually small and poorly propagated. Much often you will meet rotan and carp.
In prospective reservoirs include the large flowing lakes and ponds, deep career in the presence of keys, channels, quiet deep reaches of lowland rivers.
Before the formation of the ice cover Karp’s usually on deep plots, but once the waters rise, all the fish, including carp, is immediately routed to shallow waters. The cause of this phenomenon I will discuss in the next part of the book. Very often even big carp are at a depth of 50 cm!
With a similar situation I encountered on the lake in the village of Kozlovka. The depth is small — almost everywhere about 2 m But the reservoir flow with good aeration. Back in the mid 60-ies in the lake ran Peled and carp. Peled is not caught, and carp, although a few remained.
… I came to the pond, when the ice was still very thin — 5-6 cm clear glass, it cracked, sagged, but held. At the bottom you can see every stone, every blade of grass. Here stands near snags a flock of perch-sailor. After a few steps, I saw the narrow shadow of a fish, metnuvshis sharply to the side. It was a small pike! Looked around. Low December sun lit the tops of the pine trees and in the sunshine they seemed to be crimson red. Somewhere nearby a loud knocking of a woodpecker, and barely audible was tenicela tit.
I chop holes in the usual way: from shallow water to a depth of 3-4 m and from lure. Noise, of course, has done a lot, so count on a big fish is not necessary. Soon the jig with a brush bloodworms coveted brush, then second, third. This turn of events didn’t suit me, and I put the spoon. Now began to take the perch — have fun, gamble. But they are too small! Pull carp winter fishing rod . Nozzle — beam maggots. Depth — 1.5 m. it took 15 min — no results. Carefully as saboteur gets to the nearby shore wells.
A number of sticks from ice trostnik. Now the main thing is not to move — because the depth is not more than 0.5 m, pour into the hole a little diluted alcohol. Finally, wait! Float smoothly surfaced! How fish were able to approach the nozzle? It seems that under the clear ice visible. However, the dark bottom and the same back of a carp. Lightning strike! There! The fish makes a powerful leap to the side. Then the second, but much weaker. Carefully bringing it to the hole, pick up the hook. Nice specimen — 3 kg! Fast black paint winter forest. The December day was coming to an end. It’s time to go home.
The period of fishing in shallow water short. As soon as will fall the first snow, a carp goes into depth.
In flow-through lakes the carp takes a deep productieve of land at the confluence of the rivers and streams. In addition, it can be places with slow current and good aeration (the edge, drop offs, holes). In ponds and quarries optimal wintering areas in the bottom of the keys, that is, where the ice thickness is the smallest. In the reservoirs, as a rule, the most promising places for fishing will be predoslovie deep areas with complex bottom topography of locations near the dams, dikes, locks, canals, if they dump the waste warm water of an industrial enterprise. Here carp often lead a nomadic life. The periods of activation for the bite he is bound to discharge and, therefore, increase the water temperature.