The article talks about how to catch carp in the winter. Which are used for fishing gear and baits. How to correctly determine the place for winter fishing and perform feeding. How does carp bite and what is important to consider when fishing fish.
In winter, you can successfully catch roach, perch, pike perch, bream and even crucian carp and carp. Many anglers may be surprised that carp is caught in the winter, but this is so, and if you choose the right place and feed it responsibly, there is a great chance of catching a decent trophy.
Of course, it is worth noting that carp biting is unstable in winter and not as active as in summer, but bites do occur. Going to catch carp in the winter, it is recommended to immediately be patient, because after casting the bait the bite can only follow after a few hours and then if the parking of the carp is correctly determined.
In winter, the carp practically does not leave the wintering pit; he leaves it for a short time, and then under favorable weather conditions. A great place for fishing in winter is the sharp drops in depth, as well as exits from the pits, often carp can be found next to the brow or under the dumps.
We begin the search for a promising place for carp fishing in winter
Why carp in winter is at a depth "> the fish prefers areas with a depth of more than 3 meters. This is true, however, at a depth throughout the winter, temperature fluctuations are completely eliminated, here the water temperature is constantly in the same value. Such conditions, carp they attract much more than warm water in the upper layers, which is why it is more often found at a depth near the brows and in the pits.
In winter, it is easiest to find a fishing spot in a familiar pond. Immediately it is worth going to the depth, it is especially worth paying attention to areas with the presence of snags. You need to start fishing by drilling holes, their number must exceed a minimum of 10, all of them are fed, and if necessary, are darkened. The winter echo sounder will help you determine the most promising place for carp fishing in winter as accurately as possible, with the help of which you can quickly and easily determine the topography and bottom structure in the selected area.
Winter carp fishing tackle
Just note that carp even in winter is able to provide decent resistance, so the choice of gear should be taken seriously. A fishing rod with a length of up to 50 cm is suitable from ice, it is desirable that it be made of fiberglass, the main advantage of such tackle in strength. A reel must be installed on the fishing rod, on which the supply of fishing line will be stored. The diameter of the fishing line is selected depending on what size carps are found in the pond. A prerequisite is the use of a leash, it can be made from fishing line with a diameter of 0.2 mm.
Hooks are not recommended to be used in a large size, No. 4 is enough white, the main thing is that it is sharp and withstand heavy loads. A float with a lifting capacity of 3-5 grams is suitable as a bite signaling device. Often anglers set nods 15–20 cm long; their advantage is that they can notice the bite in a timely manner, even if it was necessary to move 5-7 meters away from the gear, for example, to another hole.
Attachments and bait for carp fishing in winter
Start fishing in the winter with the preparation of holes and feeding the place of fishing. How to feed carp? So, it is recommended to use a bait, consisting of 90% of inedible ingredients or low-calorie and only 10% edible. The use of flavorings will be superfluous, just add a little shabby feed bloodworm to the bait. Such a bait mixture will attract fish, but will not let it get enough. Ready bait in the hole is thrown at the rate of 300 grams per day, not more.
On the hook as a nozzle, you can plant a bunch of bloodworms, maggot, dung worm, as well as caddis larva or bark beetle larvae. In winter, carp can also respond to plant lures, such as barley, wheat or boilies.
Carp bite its features and nuances of survival
When fishing carp for mormyshka, biting is most often similar to biting a bream. The nod is sharply straightened precisely at this moment it is important to have time to make a cut. If bait of animal origin is used as bait, then the carp takes them abruptly, the bite is strong, accompanied by a pull.
The cutting should not be sharp and even more long, since this does not stop the carp, but only leads to an increase in the load on the fishing line, which may not withstand and break off. The caught carp will try to go deeper to the nearest snag, it is important to know. If he succeeds in doing this, then the descent or break is guaranteed. What to do? You can’t imagine much when fishing for carp in winter, all that remains is to keep the fishing line in tension and to clear it only if the fish abruptly change the direction of its movement. The task is to make the carp walk in a circle, it quickly exhausts it and it surrenders, which will allow it to be brought to the hole. In winter, even large carp does not resist for long (10-15 minutes).
The carp brought to the hole is more convenient to pull out on the ice with the help of a hook (read about the winter hook here). Trying to do this with your hands is not necessary, since this is what can cause a descent. Also note that you do not need to force the fighting, everything should be done slowly and carefully, while not forgetting to follow the fishing line, which is located at the edge of the hole. If everything is done correctly, then in a few minutes after biting your ice will be your trophy.
I advise you to read: Catching perch in the wilderness