A feature of spring carp fishing is the low temperature of the water, at which these heat-loving fish sometimes begin to act up and refuse to bite. At the same time, carps bite relatively well and stably in an adjacent water body. Obviously, somewhere these fish are more familiar with low temperatures. Therefore, it is necessary to check the appetite of carps in different reservoirs.
Spring water temperature
During early spring in some deep reservoirs, the water temperature can be equated to winter indicators, and this is 3-4 degrees . For the full activity of the carp , at least 10-15 degrees are required . In general, in spring reservoirs, the water temperature reaches 8–9 degrees . Based on this, you should pay attention to the choice of bait.
Spring bait for carp
This choice is best made in favor of baits similar in composition to winter baits. That is, it’s too early to use bait mixtures with sweet odors, but it’s better to add active elements to the bait that move near the bottom, float and drown. That is, particles make various movements that attract carp. Here you can recommend bait for roach, which has an active lifting. Particles of this bait are spinning like a wheel: they either float up, then sink to the bottom, so that soon they will again rise to the bottom layer. Another part of the particles of this bait is suspenders. These particles are in suspension and only slowly move in a moderate course. Such a diverse behavior of bait particles, along with its smell, has a positive effect on carp in the spring, and it will definitely come to a busy place.
One of the fish-smelling supplements called Halibut Super Crash is not bad. In addition, hemp bait syrup is effectively used.
One of the important preparatory operations before catching spring carp is thorough mixing, and filtering the bait mixture so that the fractional composition is the most even. For these purposes, an ordinary household screwdriver is most often used, the set of which includes various nozzles for whipping liquids manually or mixer nozzles. When stirring and adding water, make sure that the water has time to absorb. Therefore, it is added gradually, in small portions, as it is absorbed into the bait. In addition, you must always add to the bait some part of the nozzle or bait, which is currently used in fishing. Most often it is a small maggot.
Where to look for carp in spring
As already mentioned, the activity of carp in the spring is markedly affected by the temperature of the water in the reservoir. The lower it is, the lower the carp activity. Therefore, in spring, the axiom that fish is looking for "where deeper" is not always justified. Even such cautious fish as large carp prefer to stay in the coastal zone at a shallow depth of up to one meter twenty centimeters. In summer, at such a depth, you can catch only shallow carp and even then by accident. And in the spring if you move to a depth of more than 2 meters, then you can generally not see a single bite for the whole day. On the sandy spits of the coastal strip, the water warms up the fastest, which attracts large fish to such places to bask in the sun. In addition, unlike summer in spring, it is hardly worth waiting for bites at dawn, when the reeds and stale grass turn blue and the water is icy, like in winter. Sometimes, on the contrary, all bites begin at sunrise and even closer to dinner.
These features allow you to use quite light and not very long rods, since long casting is not needed here. Medium class feeder up to 3.6 meters long is quite suitable. And in this situation, in this case, it is better to use not a braided cord for equipment, but a monophilic fishing line with a fluorocarbon lead . Since monofilament fishing line stretches well, the use of a rubber shock absorber "feeder gam" to mitigate jerking is not necessary. The main thing is that the friction brake is configured correctly, under a large spring carp.
Spring carp bait
Of the baits, worms and maggots are the most popular for spring carp fishing. Usually they are planted in the form of a “sandwich”. Sometimes a noticeable effect on carp biting in spring is provided by replanting of red maggot.
Although it is too early for corn, it must always be kept in stock, as the situation changes rapidly in spring. And if before dinner it was taken for a worm, then after dinner the carp may already prefer Bonduelle corn.