When it begins to peck carp
“In early may will begin intensive feeding carp!” — If someone dares to confidently assert something like that, that someone – either a sorcerer or a bouncer. To predict the biting of a carp on the bait can still cool meteorolog, but this breed of people is even more rare than great sorcerers. I dare say that the beginning of the biting of a crucian too depends on many factors, the main of which are:
The ponds, which are stocked carp, too diverse. Lakes and reservoirs, marshy and peaty puddles, shallow and deep ponds, large and small rivers, artificial ponds, such as sewage treatment plants and canals.
In each case, the fish may behave differently. For example, in the heated waters the carp stops to peck at throughout the winter. There is carp behave in accordance with their summer habits.
In ponds where the bottom is no thick layer of mud carp in the winter to sleep does not lie. He is like a bear leading a nomadic life. There is evidence that winter carp in such waters begin to prey on their own kind, eating the fry. In other ponds the carp is asleep and starts to Wake up only with the arrival of spring. The main condition carp fishing in the spring and a good warm water. Ichthyologists say that the fish coming out of winter torpor at a time when during the week the water in the reservoir remains heated above 10 degrees Celsius.
First heated to a temperature of water of small lakes and river bays with low flow. Coastal and river water warms first, and that is where you catch the first spring carp. Sometimes this can happen even in late March and early April.
Then the fish begins to bite in shallow water with a dark, muddy bottom. This usually occurs in mid-April.
After all, this fish begins to bite in large and deep reservoirs. If the body of water cold feed keys, the bite may start even at the end of may. Add up at all remarkable picture. In the same area can coexist, two basins. In one carp already are spawning, in the other – he just woke up and, huddled in a pack, basking in upper layers of water. Spring, especially in recent times, it becomes unpredictable season. And the weather was always unpredictable. But her influence on the successful spring carp fishing should not be underestimated.
The air temperature
Usually the fish starts to bite when the temperature is fifteen degrees Celsius and kept at this level for ten days. Biting may stop if this warm period will be followed by spring frosts.
Fishermen noticed that the southern and Western winds contribute to the biting of a crucian. And North and East wind have a negative effect on the activity of carp. The wind speed increases the impact on the behavior of carp.
In the spring the carp prefer to eat in the bright, Sunny days because the Sun warms the coastal waters. Rain and storm clouds have a negative impact on the bite of the spring carp. This factor is associated with changes in atmospheric pressure. Carp does not like such changes. Biting is terminated prior to the establishment of stable weather.
Spring the biting of a crucian is tightly associated with the pre-spawning period in his life. Carp spawning begins when the water warms up to eighteen degrees, because of this factor, anglers need to follow especially carefully. In order to successfully catch carp in the spring, you need to consider many factors. It really is not difficult. You only need to know the habits of the fish, the nature of the reservoir and succeed.