Fishing for carp with boilies
Catching cautious, unpredictable and strong carp is a challenge for the real fisherman. What carp anglers do not come up with for the sake of victory in an exciting competition with this big fish. What tricks they do not go to make her bite, enjoy playing and take a picture with a trophy in their hands.
Today, carp fishing is already a whole science, which you definitely won’t be able to master in a couple of days. There are many different ways to catch fish, and the most effective one is boilies carp.
This bait can be purchased at almost every fishing store, or you can make your own. As a rule, it has a round, less often cylindrical shape, possesses negative or positive buoyancy, and consists of several components.
The dimensions of this nozzle are impressive, therefore it is used in fishing only for some representatives of the carp family. The diameter of small boilies is 7-8 mm, while the largest (soluble) ones sometimes exceed 3 cm. By their size, such nozzles are conventionally divided into two categories: up to 1.5 cm and after. How do they differ from each other other than size?
Small boilies have plenty of advantages. First, fish are less afraid of them. Secondly, when casting, they create little resistance, so they fly much farther. Finally, the usage time. The small balls are heated and cooled more evenly, which keeps their constituents fresh longer. Practice has shown that such carp are detained much more often.
Unfortunately, small lures have one serious drawback. In fishing, one unspoken rule works: what kind of attachment, such a fish. You can catch a bunch of crucians on miniature boilies, but you never see the fish of your dreams – a huge carp.
The relatively large balls are a favorite bait for trophy hunters. Although sometimes you have to wait a whole day for a bite, they are not attacked by a trifle. The only thing that can ruin carp fishing with large boilies is the short shelf life of the bait. The fact is that the ingredients of large boilies are heated unevenly, as a result of which a crust forms on their surface. It interferes with the spread of attractive odors, without which it is very problematic to lure carp.
Shop and homemade boilies
Now in specialized stores there is a very wide range of boilies. In addition to the composition, they may differ in color and smell. The most popular are products with fruit aromas, spicy, tutti-frutti and fishy aromas (made from fish meal). As for the color, it is selected taking into account some factors. For example, in muddy water, fish will more quickly notice a lure of a bright shade (white, yellow or red).
If there is no exact information about what the carp responds to best in a particular reservoir, then you should give preference to ready-made baits. You need to buy with different colors and smells, and then determine the workers in the process of fishing. Store products not only save time, but also show very good results.
Especially products from well-known manufacturers such as:
- Tandem Baits;
Of the domestic leaders in the production of boilies, one can single out the company Rhino Baits.
How to make catchy boilies with your own hands? Typically, this work consists of five stages:
- mixing dry components;
- preparation and rolling of dough;
- sculpting spherical pieces;
- processing workpieces in boiling water or microwave;
- drying within 24 hours.
The resulting boilies must be stored hermetically sealed in the lower compartment of the refrigerator intended for fruits and vegetables.
The buoyancy of the boilies
Appetizing carp boilies can be sinking, floating or hovering in the water column. The first ones are used on reservoirs with a hard bottom, on which they remain visible. Floating baits are rarely used, mainly in the heat, when fish have to rise to the surface, where there is more oxygen than at depth.
Often times, carp perceive the floating boilie as strange and unnatural. Not wanting to risk it, he refuses to try it and moves to another place. A lure with medium buoyancy does not aim upwards and does not fall like a rock to the bottom. It seems to float above the silt without sinking into it, which means it remains accessible to the object of fishing. This is the best option.
To make such a nozzle at home, you need to learn how to “adjust” it to the weight of the hook. That is, to balance the hooked boilie. It will take a long time to experiment with the amount of cork chips in the dough until the required buoyancy is achieved.
Fishing for carp with boilies: rig
Carp are caught in different ways, both in humane ways and not so. Boilies are sport fishing and involve the use of float or bottom gear. Let’s consider their characteristics.
The requirements for a float rod for fishing carp are as follows:
- a strong rod with a length of at least 5 meters with a test up to 30 g;
- reel with a capacity of 2000, 2500;
- 0.25 line with a margin of at least 100 m;
- leash made of monofilament 0.2 mm in diameter, 1-1.5 m long;
- float with a carrying capacity of up to 8 g (depends on the strength of the current);
- weight corresponding to the float;
- hook number 6, 8 or 10 (selected according to the size of the boilies).
The bottom rig includes:
- plug rod 3-4 m long with a test of 100-120 g (always with a sensitive tip);
- special power reel equipped with a bytrunner system;
- fishing line and leash of the same section as for a float rod (the maximum leash length in such fishing is 80 cm);
- sinker or feeder (the weight of this element depends on the casting distance and fishing depth);
- the hook is the largest bait.
A few words about the seasonal features of carp fishing with boilies
Such fishing gives the greatest number of bites in summer. In warm, well-heated water, carp actively feeds, surprising with their irrepressible appetite. It is caught during this period at a depth of 1.5 to 8 meters for boilies with a high content of plant components (peas, soy flour, and others).
In autumn, the bait must contain animal protein (for example, minced fish or animal meat, liver is also suitable).
You shouldn’t be too zealous with flavors in the fall months. The closer to winter, the more cautious carp are about strong odors.