Catching crucian carp on a feeder in spring

The article describes the fishing of crucian carp with feeder in early spring.

It is believed that the most favorable period for fishing for crucian carp is the end of spring, the beginning of summer. Yes, this is a classic, an axiom, so to speak. But, either the crucian carp became different, or the fishermen are more sophisticated with new baits and tackle, but often in the early spring crucian fishing begins. Although still a lot depends on what the temperature of the water is. If the water is colder than ten degrees, then any fish from the cyprinid family takes the nozzle sluggishly and without much appetite. That is, biting can take place, but only episodic. At the same time, completely out of classics, the fish suddenly begins to peck at the height of the day, and not early in the morning. And there is a simple explanation for this: the sun just warmed up the water, and the fish went out to feed, and at the same time warm themselves in the sun. Then another conclusion follows from this for successful catching of crucian carp on a feeder in early spring: you should not look for fish in deep holes and even on classic eyebrows. Rather, the most productive places can be called coastal shallows and shallow waters. This is where fishing should begin.

For such coastal fishing, powerful heavy-duty rods are not necessary. Middle class fishing rods (medium) are suitable here, a little over 3.5 meters long. So it is with feeders. Since the coastal area will be selected with a slight current, then enough feeders weighing no more than 50 grams. It is clear that in the arsenal there should always be a supply of the most varied by weight feeders, as well as rods with interchangeable tops.

As for snap-ins, then, of course, symmetrical, asymmetric snap-pads, Gardner paternoster are considered sensitive. But it’s also quite possible to recognize the classic snap-in, consisting of a plastic anti-twist with a swivel and a clasp, where the feeder is fastened. Pretty rough equipment, however, copes with its functions well in the early spring, when the water is still quite muddy, and the currents are chaotic and unpredictable.

For fishing, the most diverse and effective ready-made feeder mixtures can be used, which include, in particular: Salapa feeder asset (Greenfish), somewhat expensive Sensas three thousand super Bremes. Pelican's liquid biscuits give the bait an attractive color. In short, there are now quite a lot of different mixtures that must be selected for each fishing separately. But do not forget about the creative approach to fishing. Sometimes I prepare a simple dry mix, to which I add or do not add porridge filler when fishing, it all depends on the fishing conditions and the amount of bait. How effective home-made bait is difficult to judge. Each time there are many factors that somehow affect the bite. But it’s worse than never before with a purchased bait, and often the result was quite positive.

A dry mixture can be made as follows. Grind crackers, slightly fried in the oven, that is, all that remains of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or take ready-made crackers for breading cutlets and other things. Then add corn grits, semolina, ground oatmeal, oatmeal, barley, ground gingerbread or cookies, which will create a sweet smell and taste of biscuit. In the resulting mixture - add oilcake or crushed barely toasted seeds. Cereals, and especially semolina, oatmeal, will create bait viscosity when water is added, which is very important for the feeder on the course. The remaining ingredients smell very good and “dust” on the streams of water, attracting fish. By the way, for even greater "dusting" it is recommended to add milk powder. Well, in some cases, you can add vanilla and anise to the bait, or slightly lubricate the nozzle, that is, dip. As already mentioned, various cereals can be used as filler, for example, millet, slightly undercooked and mixed with pea porridge. Porridge can be taken with you ready-made or in the form of cereals, which can be cooked in a pot for fishing.

All this is recommended if you fundamentally abandon purchased advanced mixtures in which no one knows what they are putting. Well, if you don’t want to bother yourself, and there is a certain amount of extra money, then you can purchase the finished mixture for a specific fish and a specific time of the year.

Worms and maggots (where and how to get maggots in summer) serve as a spring nozzle for crucian carp, and at the end of spring such nozzles as corn, pearl barley and semolina, in particular semolina, which is best mixed directly in a pond on a river or pond water.

Read about the feeder here!

You can find another recipe for preparing feed bait here.

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