What methods to catch carp
A suspicious carp can be deceived, for example by. by using a thin line leader. The bait should be tied to the empty hook with the thinnest line possible; when swallowing it, the carp will also pull an empty hook into its mouth
The analysis of the effectiveness of individual lures in fishing shows, that the following methods can be considered when fishing for carp:
– ground catch;
– fishing in the water;
– catch on the surface.
Ground fishing is the primary method. Its essence is there, that the bait is placed on the bottom by means of a load or only by its own weight (we can use a float or manage without it). When placing the bait on the bottom, the principle of maximum simplicity and the lowest possible weight of the set must be observed. It would be optimal to fish at short distances without any load. When casting over medium distances – 20-30 m – a load consisting of several pieces of lead tape tightened on a fishing line is enough, when casting over longer distances, we choose suitably larger through-weights.
You can also, out of concern for the appropriate sensitivity of the rod, Install lead pellets of different sizes on a length of the line 100-150 cm like this, that 30-40 cm from the hook, place the smallest chunk, and then gradually increasing in size at regular intervals. The choice of the shape and size of the larger weights depends on the nature of the fishery, the type of bottom and the length of the casts needed. Usually, we mount them as pass-through directly on the line with the use of limiters. Special load-bearing leaders are also often used. After casting, let the lure sink to the bottom, and then we wind up the excess fishing line like this, to get in touch with the bait. When fishing without a signaling device, keep the line taut, and place the rod inclined - preferably yes, between him, and the taut line was an angle of approx. 90°. If we use a siren, which we mount on 15 — 25 cm line hangs between the last guides, you can arrange the rod like this, to be an extension of the fishing line. In good visibility, especially in the wind, Place the rod horizontally, as low as possible on the ground, about the gray light (for easy observation) we can direct its tip slightly upwards.
Under certain circumstances, the carps may behave atypically - then they leave their positions near the bottom and go hiking in various depths. It does not have to be caused by hunger, they can look for a better one, water richer in oxygen. An appetizing and natural-looking bite may then arouse their interest. Fishing by the pass is therefore justified, especially in the summer during the day, on the border of quiet and quicker sections, under the condition of a mass raid – daydreaming – at that time, aquatic insects. The fishing rod should be as light as possible, minimum load and the smallest possible float, so that the lure lifted by the current would make the most natural impression.
The main methods of catching carp on the surface: at short distances, you can fish with the unloaded rig (A) or with a water ball (B), for longer distances, a through weight can be used (C), the leader must be greater than the depth of the water, for the bait to come to the surface.
Catching carp close to the surface on muggy summer days requires not just any champion, who can put the bait (a piece of bread crust, fresh croissant etc.) at great distance like this, to stay afloat as long as possible. Each load would need to be balanced with a float, so better to opt for a slightly larger piece of skin, which (make it heavier) soak in water before casting. During the cast, the skin will dry a bit and stay afloat. The length of the casts can be increased by facing the wind. The surface fishing kit must be gentle, long rod, fishing line to 0,18 mm, big bait, so that it can also partially fulfill the function of bait and load. Let us not be put off by passivity, lack of interest in carp in the first moments after casting the bait. Their interest will take a while, when small fish start pecking at the bait. Then we must be on the alert, because at any moment you can expect, that a feast of goldfish would throw even the most phlegmatic carp out of balance, which, with a loud peck, will blow the morsel away from their mouths. When fishing on the surface, the fly fisherman can also be successful.
Some are too cool (e.g.. due to underwater sources) waters, the temperature of which does not exceed even in summer 10-12 °C, the carps try to get any food in the upper ones, relatively warm layers of water. In such conditions, fishing at shallow depths is only the right thing; its effectiveness is increased by the general scarcity of natural food, making, that starved carp are not overly wary of baits. In professional publications one can find descriptions of "typical” carp. Let us treat it rather cautiously, because the reaction of the fish may vary, and each way could be described as typical. It happens, when the carp behaves "typically”, that he chews the bait in his mouth first, as indicated by the trembling of the signaling device, and sometimes even leaves us time to jam. Soon the line starts to get taut. However, it is often so, that the carp will simply grab the bait and without warning, He disappears instantly with her, so that sometimes we can hardly save the fishing rod. Certain rules apply when choosing the right moment to jam. Under normal conditions, you should not rush too much. At the first sign of the bite indicator, be ready and wait, until the fish begins to strike the line firmly. There is also a general rule, that we jam faster with larger lures, with harder ones, especially with corn, we are waiting for a more determined line development. It also depends on the season and water temperature. For example, at the end of the season, the carp never bites so violently, like in summer; here we jam at the timid signs of a bite.
It can be very different to tow a carp commonly considered to be a fighting fish. However, it is also influenced by the environment, and mainly the origin of the fish. It is only regrettable, that carp from breeding ponds have inherited little valor from their wild ancestors.
However, attempts to escape even several dozen meters are quite typical also for farmed carp, and therefore when towing them – as a rule, delicate equipment - no need to rush. In the first phase of towing, keep the carp as far away as possible. In this way, we will make the most of the properties of the rod and monofilament. Let's take care of it, to hold the rod at the right angle (this will relieve the line) and not to lose contact with the fish for a moment. When there are clear signs of fish weakening, we can start a counterattack and finish the fight victoriously by catching it with a sufficiently strong landing net (we always try to bring the fish into it with our head forward).