Weather conditions and biting carp in winter
There are three determining factors that play a crucial role in feeding activity of common carp:
— water temperature;
— the content of oxygen in the water.
The water temperature for carp in winter
The higher the temperature, the more active carp. Therefore, under a steady frost bite usually stops, and the steady thaw — aktiviziruyutsya.
Illumination. Peak is in daytime hours, from approximately 10 to 13 hours. This is the interval in which there are brief periods of biting — usually 10-30 min. In overcast weather, the bite is often missing. In addition, the illumination of the bottom of the reservoir is directly related to the thickness of the snow cover: what it is, the worse the bite. For this reason, the activity of carp negatively impact snowfall. With the factor of illumination is closely associated interesting phenomenon…
One day in early December, I was caught in a large flow-through lake. The snow has thick layer lying on the ice, because the biting was very weak. Occasionally took small perch, ruffe. Here I will digress. When we drill the wells, although the anti-dazzle them, but inevitably «zasvechivat» seabed.
Carp and other fish species are wary of sudden change of illumination, as in the winter the aquatic organisms adapted to the dark conditions. But if you are in warm weather constantly support the same hole, the fish may perceive it as «spring»! But back to the events of that day. Looking for fish and I went around almost all the lake. But, alas… Again, only small ruff da bass-sailor. And then I remembered that I have to «reserve» two old wells. Finding, clearing and prokormil them, I acted differently — I did not darken. A few seconds later I pulled polukilogrammovy of Carpiquet, then the second. On the next hole caught a small bream and another car pic. As a result, the catch has been very decent.
But the effect of intensifying the bite in the «old» holes worked only in stable warm weather. If the frost intensified, Karp took the «lit» area warily, and then the hole had to darken.
The content of oxygen in the water for carp fishing in winter
This factor is very significant in slow waters and largely depends on atmospheric pressure: the higher it is, the more oxygen penetrates under the ice. But, on the other hand, clear weather in winter is often accompanied by the strengthening of frost.
Now we can conclude the following:
1) biting carp in winter is usually very short (10-15 minutes) and occurs during higher light conditions;
2) cool favorable warm Sunny weather;
3) negative impact: a thick layer of snow on ice, snow, cloudy weather, low atmospheric pressure;
4) old wells can be very efficient at long thaw;
5) in waters where there is a shortage of oxygen, the bite is usually absent.