5 of the rules of carp fishing among the seaweed
One of the main testers FOX Rob Hughes will demonstrate what is algae and how to solve it.
Carp love weed. He feeds on their contents, and hiding among them. Generally all underwater inhabitants like algae, but us, the anglers. In the summer months, many ponds literally filled to the brim with algae, so catching them becomes extremely problematic. Algae spoil the presentation snap, break laying the line and become an insurmountable obstacle during fish playing.
Some carpatica love to catch carp amongst seaweed. I personally am not a big fan of the overgrown areas, as they prefer to catch on the clean bottom areas where you can be sure in efficiency of the installation. However, there are situations when you have to fish surrounded by seaweed, because they fill my favorite ponds. Particularly vulnerable to an influx of algae in the lake with a small flow of fish and clear water.
All ponds with clear water where I was submerged under the water contained a large percentage of algae in the summer. More turbid water is also often overgrown with grass, so there is a high probability that you will have to deal with them.
For productive carp fishing among the seaweed need to know about them a few facts, not to make silly mistakes that will not lead to anything good.
1. Types of algae
Myth: “I’ll take over the layer of asclepias…”
Many anglers say that they catch in the weeds, but have no idea what it is. Or even more naive to think that all algae are relatively similar. In fact, algae vary widely in their form and, consequently, the impact on fishing.
Always be helpful to know what type of seaweed predominates in your potential point of fishing to understand, it is worth it or not. The most common is asclepias. It covers the bottom evenly, so it often has the opportunity to put the snap. However, there are other types of algae, many of which need to be round.
If you know what type of seaweed predominates in front of your sector, you will have a much better chance to catch the fish with. Should choose a PVA bag, the chod festival-rig or it is better not to meddle? The right choice will depend on the information received. How do you know what is under the water?
Drag the marker to the sinker with inserts style “grip” on the bottom, and it will hook the part of the algae. Appearance of algae in most cases, you can identify what type they are and whether they can catch. Later in the article you will find a description of the most common of the algae and note whether they catch or not.
2. How thick is your layer?
Myth: “There is not a lot of algae”
The erroneous judgment of the majority of anglers, even including experienced. I have several years of lead underwater photography with many professional carpatica, and the majority underestimates the amount of algae that is on the bottom. Species such as asclepias and effects of the detergent (water plague) is difficult to determine the short tapping the bottom with the usual sinker. But they may greatly affect the presentation of the snap, especially the sinking.
Some plants have long stems reaching several meters, but low density, so the drop and drawing the usual sinkers they will also be extremely difficult to recognize. If you suspect that the point of fishing is algae, you should pay more attention to this factor and to make additional efforts to analyze the waters.
Carefully prostatite bottom with a marker line and sinker. In the installation is often left pieces of algae after drawing, so carefully inspect the last metre of the tackle. If you feel soft drop sinkers, and a sinker or marker float cling to the grass, then at the bottom there really is a layer of algae and, as a rule, it is more significant than you imagine.
3. Chod festival-Rigg
Myth: “I will put the chod festival-rig and algae is not afraid of me”
The first thought that comes to mind for most carpatica at the sight of algae: “Put on the chod festival-rig and it will fit on top of a layer of grass.” Chod festival can really be described as a car 4×4 from the world of snap-ins. However, throwing it into the unknown, you will likely doom yourself to defeat.
After a series of underwater shots with codom, it became clear that sometimes it is laid on top of the algae is the best, and sometimes completely lost sight of. Since I myself occasionally use the chod festival-Riga, you know how it behaves and when it is used.
The reality is that you in any case even if you use the chod festival-rig, you must know how much algae in the area of fishing. To the snap-in is correctly installed on top of a layer of algae, you need to lock the leash between the beads (stoppers) at the optimum height. For example, if the layer of algae is 40cm, it is desirable to set the leash chod festival-Riga on the leader (or line) in the 55-65cm from the sinkers.
It turns out that depending on the depth of the layer of algae at the point of catching, I add 50% to the length of the unit top of the stopper chod festival-Riga. In this case, the leash will be located exactly on top of the grass, the nozzle will be within easy reach for carp, and the work of installation will not affect the environment.
4. PVA packages
Myth: “I’ll Throw a decent size PVA bag with a snap inside, and he reaches the bottom, where we will clearly fit”
Again, the situation on the chod festival-Riga. In one case, a PVA-package will work as you imagine, the other doesn’t. But carpfishing foolish to hope for the best. You should know to have the slightest idea on what you catch.
PVA packets are effective only over a thin layer of algae, positioned close to the bottom. In thick overgrown areas of the reservoir where the thickness of the algae exceeds 40cm, the package is lost so that even you, if you dive into the water and follow the line, hard to find him. Tested!
As I said, use PVA packets only over a thin layer of algae. Fill it with pellets or other fine fraction and use a short snap, which will be located on top of the bait. We should not forget about the environment around your traps. In the area of fishing, the thickness of the algae may be acceptable, but if between your rod tip and snap a wall from the bushes, meaning to catch there.
5. Laying the line
Myth: “I Will catch with slack to the fishing line down on top of the algae”
Algae can significantly affect the indication of the bite and demolish the relationship of the fisherman with what is happening on the bottom. Laying the fishing line is an important factor in any situation, but especially when fishing in the grass. Accumulations of algae are changing the path of the fishing line, and if you still add slack, you just lose the registration bite. Only stretched a string line helps to shorten the distance and time that can elapse carp with a snap without the signal transmission to shore.
When you search for buoys, pay attention not only on the surface of the bottom, but also work the float. Raise it as often as possible in order to understand whether there are separate clusters of algae in certain areas of the sea. Do not forget to check the condition of the bottom all the way to the shore from fishing. The more accumulation of algae, the greater the carp of opportunities to go unpunished for the selection of the nozzle.
Several times I checked the signal transmission from the snap to the detectors. In many cases, I floated a few meters, and the alarm was silent! Once again: only a taut fishing line. Also if there are obstacles in the form of algae on the way to the point of fishing, it is necessary to raise the rod up to the fishing line as little as possible touched it.
TOP 5 things to carp fishing among the seaweed
1. Anchor marker style is “capture”
These algae cling sinkers during the drawing at the bottom. This way you will be able to determine their type. Also the sinker will literally be stuck in the thick layer of undergrowth, giving to understand that in this territory we need to be careful.
2. Marker float
The float allows not only to determine the depth in different parts of the reservoir, but also to understand the thickness of the algae.
3. Floating-soluble foam
In many cases, it is useful to add on mounting and snap-in pieces floating foam, so they slowly descended under the water, allowing the final gear can be easily stowed on top of the algae.
4. Stretched a string line
It makes no sense to leave slack when fishing in the grass. You only worsen a bad indication of the bite. Only a taut fishing line! In some cases it is worth to raise the rod up, if you and the point of fishing there is a large concentration of algae.
5. Uncoupling sinkers
Nobody wants to lose sinker without reason, but when fishing among the seaweed it’s worth it. Fish without sinkers will be much easier to rise to the surface during the fight with the fish.
Catch carp amongst seaweed
1. Carefully prostatite the bottom to understand the thickness of the layer of algae in a potential point of fishing.
2. Again check the condition of the bottom between your buoys and the shore. Could something greatly affect the laying of the fishing line and a fish fish?
3. Always pull the line into a string in order not to lose contact with the snap. Slack is the enemy of fishing among the seaweed.
4. Use the montages with the uncoupling sinkers after a take to safely deliver the fish to shore.
5. If you are not sure, avoid the accumulation of algae.
Source: Journal of carpfishing “Karpusha”.