In winter, on most waters carp are not biting, because it is in deep hibernation. In those waters where the carp cannot be found on good winter cover, the bite of this fish becomes weak or absent for the following reasons:
A sharp change in atmospheric pressure. The change of pressure, the carp endures very bad. A particularly sharp change of pressure. The biting stopped immediately and will be restored only after it stabiliziruemost. The best signs of stabilizing – light wind and weather resistant. With this cause, it is impossible to fight.
Cloud. In Sunny weather, well you can see shadows of items are on the ice, if the ice is not covered with a layer of snow. And the fisherman, as if he wasn’t careful, it will still be on the ice to move. Any movement of the wary carp. It is best to look for somewhere nearby snow and throw it at the hole thus to create on the ice at least a little cover.
Wind direction (temperature Change of water). Winter behavior of carp and many other fish, depends on the wind direction. South and West winds usually bring warm and moisture. And the North and East winds lead to a decrease in average daily temperatures. Carp in the first case active, goes out on shoal, in the second case it goes to depth.
The thickness of the ice cover. The thicker the ice, the worse the water is supplied with atmospheric oxygen. If on a reservoir there are no holes, even this adapted to the most complex conditions, the fish may die. On the other hand, each drilled in such circumstances, the hole attracts a lot of fish, including carp.
Bait. Winter bait for carp should be used with extreme caution. Better in minimal quantities, and then not to feed the fish. And if no bait did not do, then you need to exclude the flavors of chemical origin.
Winter fishing for carp is the most challenging method of catching this fish is in season. To prepare for a fishing trip must carefully and pay special attention to such factor as weather.