Personal observations on the preparation of the test for crucian carp.
Summer, outside at 25-30 degrees and the fish practically does not bite. In the village, which is 20 km. from the city, there is a pond, which in the morning is simply plastered with fishermen. As you might guess, the main trophy there is crucian carp. Crucian silver and gold. In the morning, this fish still bites, but there is nothing to do near the lake by 9-10 in the morning already. And not only during the steady heat, but in general. In the evening, crucian carp also bites, but much worse than in the morning, although pleasant moments on the evening lake can undoubtedly be obtained. When I first got to this pond, of course, I immediately noticed that the average depth is about 1.5 meters, the bottom is silty, the banks are covered with grass, there are many fishing holes through these bushes, and this whole thing is accompanied by clouds of mosquitoes, midges, and other flying animals. The main nozzle used by local fishermen is a worm and bread. Moreover, they just soak the bread in water, knead directly on the lake and catch it, and some of them do not even soak the bread, they just break a piece of crumb, roll a ball out of it and catch it. Everything is clear with the worm, the worm - it is a worm everywhere. Of course, capricious crucian carp will not always take such a nozzle and bait, since the conditions of the pond are such that the forage base of this fish is simply huge and you need to "get smart" to please it. So I decided to do the following:
1. To slightly improve bread for crucian carp
2. Give the worms a more “savory” look.
The simplest is working with worms. After the worms were accumulated in one of the manure heaps, I put them in a jar, sprinkled them with finely dispersed dung, and dropped a few drops of anise (anise drops) into the same jar. It is known that crucian carp is a lover of various smells and aromas, therefore, in the absence of biting, it is worth experimenting with smells. But I had to work with bread at home. I will say right away that I made dough from flour and mash bread, i.e. I got two plant tips at once. When the dough was ready (I made the dough of liquid consistency), I divided it into two parts, one of which seasoned with anise on a fishing trip, and the second was mixed at home with mashed garlic clove. Then in both balls of the dough poured vegetable oil with aroma. The oil gave the dough properties that make it easy to attach to the hook.
As for bread: I took a loaf and rye bread, soaked them, mixed, kneaded, made a bowl, which was also divided into two parts, and did the same as with the dough. In addition to the bread, I added vanilla and crushed powder to the powder. The bread turned out so fragrant that I myself was ready to eat it. I took two fishing rods for fishing, so that it was easier to determine the depth of fishing and the choice of a working head. It was experimentally established that on that day, carp preferred to take dough with anise and dough with garlic, there were bites on bread, but less, and the fish ignored the worm.
What was the surprise of the locals, who spent most of the morning just sitting and watching me drag carp.
This story teaches that crucian carp seems to be easy to catch, but a specific approach is required and most importantly, you need to choose a working nozzle, especially in lakes, where there is so much to eat for this fish. By the way, after that on this lake, crucian carp pecked at the worm, and the maggot, and the bread. So, there is no single recipe, you always need to think and experiment. Good luck to you.