When there was no feeder

What baits may interest crucian carp. The legend of Karp Ivanovich.

It happens that for some bodies of water, carp for some reason prefers to stay away from the coast. At least, this concerns fishes with respectable solid condition and suitable not only as live bait or “seeds” for beer, but boldly into a large frying pan ... Often, crucian carp moves further due to the shallow waters of the coastal waters, and also, it seemed to him, unpretentious, is unbearable due to excessively muddy silted water. This happens more often on small village ponds, where geese or cows that have come to the watering place are constantly balamamut. Here, of course, there is still plenty of noise.

What baits can interest karas

It was repeatedly noted by us that larger individuals prefer flour baits in the summer. Silver crucian is likely to choose barley grains and semolina spools, often white bread. It happens that he may well be interested in maggot, and in this case, good specimens more often come across. Golden steep-sided crucian carp is a big lover of ordinary rye bread. Sometimes, in some reservoirs, crucian carp of both species is taken only for a worm, but if the piranha of our waters is found right there - rattan, it will be hard labor, not fishing! .. Well, if worms are seduced by quite decent specimens, but sometimes only “Tadpole” ... And, of course, a moot point, but one day, on the advice of a local fisherman, we put a clove of garlic in a jar of worms, and it seemed that the nibble was getting better. Before a nozzle of bread or semolina they rubbed their fingers with the same garlic ...

When there was no feeder

In those days, we were fishing not on the feeder, but used light spinning rods for long casting. The above gear can well be used in fishing for carp, except that the gear system should correspond to the condition of the alleged enemy ... What happens in another case, we once had to test on our gear ...

... We arrived at a rather shallow crucian pond, but, according to local fishermen, the carp used to be found here, until the pond was rented by some new owner. It would be nice to keep the house clever, as befits a zealous owner, otherwise he once let all the water out of a long-suffering pond, just because of the carp, and he himself didn’t catch it and spoiled the local people ... Since then nothing has been caught in the pond crucians who do not live anywhere, and why they are not corroded ... But nevertheless there were legends among the local village people about Karp Ivanovich, they say, he was left alone in the pond and occasionally destroyed any gear in anger of loneliness. He, carp, can be understood: they left a man alone in a swamp without feminine affection and children. Skopets some involuntarily, it turns out ... In short, the version of "the last of the Mohicans" ...

We all knew this: every village, farmhouse, hut on chicken legs must certainly have some kind of legend, for the sake of importance ... As for the crucian carp, small, medium, and sometimes quite well-fed specimens were bitingly bite .

We are located on a cozy grassy shore, away from the village. In warm mud beneath the shore frogs interior and passionately croaked. In the meadows, the Belarus drunk tractor muttered behind him, swaying from side to side. As far as I remember, there was also a legend or story about Mr. Machinator in any village, who was able to fall off the tractor and disappear under the tread of his own mechanical bed ... But another tried to fall out and fall asleep in a rut, but his dashing comrade - “I’ll plow I’m a plowed land, ”crushed his friend mercilessly, naturally, not seeing the road

But back to our crucian carp

Since in front of the fresh water of the pond were visible bald spots of shallow water covered with mud, there was nothing to catch here. But we knew that something like a channel went on. Most likely, this was the channel of the dammed river. This is where our cunning gear came in handy. With a buzzing line, a fishing line from an inertial “Nevsky” friend spun, and with a rustle crawled away from my inertialess one. Feeders with hooks flopped into the water, and then both of us immediately burst! .. My vaunted “ultra” did not even grunt, but broke in two places at once, while the friend’s duralumin spinning, although it became in the form of the letter “ЗУ”, but withstood ... True, it remained then in the L-shaped form forever ...

It was clearly not crucian, and we realized that Karp Ivanovich finally found his girlfriend in this quiet and warm oasis, where it is so convenient to raise carp, enjoy the sunsets and break the rods of poor fishermen ...