With what carp baits

With what carp baits

We use lightweight lures in muddy waters: We relieve the corn kernels with a polystyrene ball (1), pressed piece of croissant (2) it stays more securely on a hook, tied with a thin thread (3)

Recently, the issue of carp baits has become the subject of discussion, as well as numerous experiments. Nobody dares to question the importance of the bait problem, but on the basis of fishing practice a question can be raised, is it really necessary to make secret knowledge out of it?? The answers may vary, but let us not be deceived, that we will be able to reach the objective truth. If we saw only a picky gourmand in carp, who, when looking for food, knows perfectly well through the sensitive taste and olfactory apparatus, the emphasis on bait selection would be fully justified. What's more, some practices taking place abroad confirm this belief, where a wide range of specialist lures is made – intended only for catching specific groups of fish. However, it is not our intention to question anything; let 'speak” statement 834 carp fishing from various European waters.

If we were to rely solely on statistical data, the conclusions on the effectiveness of the various lures would be clear. Almost 45% the share of maize in the catches does not require any comment, it is also eloquent 25% the share of potatoes and over 10% cakes. Other lures (except for earthworms) we could, reasoning like that, consider it temporary, emergency solution. In fact, the problem of choosing the right bait is more complex, and the compilation results can be considered misleading in some respects. We mean this, for example, that the effectiveness of some lures, depending on local conditions, sometimes reaches extreme values. This is clearly the case with maize in particular, thanks to which he has great successes in Hungary – until 63% fishing, whereas in East Germany, maize fails all along (4% fishing).

The effectiveness of bread is also similar in the Czech Republic and Poland. In principle, however, we should be happy with the diametrically different effects of individual lures, because it is evidence of the fussy nature of carp in the choice of food. So there is no point in making science at any cost from the selection of baits for its catch.

The effectiveness of individual lures

The share of maize in the catch is more varied by the dough catches, the main ingredient of which is usually ground corn.

Due to the balanced effects, potatoes are the most valued (boiled), a delicacy of carp, especially in German ones (38%) and Polish (37%) waters. The data on Hungary is also instructive, where most of the 23% the fish of this species caught on the potato come from Lake Balaton, from places, where there are restaurants nearby (baits and catches on food scraps). One of the most natural lures

– worm (we include here both rosewoods, as well as red worms etc.) in the light of our comparison, it has not lost any of its universality, because its effectiveness is extremely even, but its overall share of the catch is disproportionately low. The reason for its lower effectiveness may also be this, that smaller fish are eager to take care of it, but especially in spring it is of great importance.

Groats and various types of dough are similarly widespread baits, but them 10% the catch share is astonishingly low. After all, their preparation is even more time-consuming than the preparation of other lures; what's more, you can add whatever comes to your mind, and even diversify the colors. Among the other, less frequently used lures, e.g.: wheat seeds (steamed wheat, Groats), legumes (pea, bean, broad bean), fruit, White worms, flour worms, elbow noodles, and even a significant part of the carp was caught with a spinner, alive (in Hungary 23 syphilitic, record), fishnet. It makes no sense to analyze these individual cases of carp predation, it just happens from time to time.

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