Fishing for carp in the summer

Carp — fish is not exclusively a bottom type of food, because the search for food it is not limited to deep water. It can gather food from the surface. In spring and summer most of the time of day the carp carried out at the surface. Any drifting on water the subject of the carp identifies as potential food. To feed on the surface of the water the koi are much more aggressive than on the bottom. Sometimes carp can swallow frogs, larger roach that fell to the water and small apples.

To compare the catch from the surface and at the bottom, from the point of view of technical skills is not necessary. To catch carp you should use the same tackle and tactics. But there is a feature of the perception of carp bait are immersed in the water is one subtlety that must be considered.

Priority on the perception of carp is its lateral line. That’s how he gets most of the information about the. This lateral line is a highly sensitive analyzer of various kinds of waves and oscillations. Fish is able to catch even the pulsation of the circulatory system of the clam floating or buried in the sand. Different is the case with food (bait) lying on the surface. The difference of pressure, temperature and density, the excitement on the pond, make the lateral line of carp unsuitable organ for the perception of floaters. In this case, the carp relies entirely on sight and smell.


Rigging for carp fishing from the surface should be as natural, not alarming.

It has to transport the float. Sometimes even transparent water filled float perfectly visible fish and alarming her. Then (as in the case of the stone gruselle, camouflage leashes and lidcorapid) dealing with imitations of natural objects. The most common float-simulator performs the usual rough-mote, equipped with a swivel or a through channel.

Sometimes rolled into a tube birch bark, a piece of pine bark, etc. in the same spirit. To make the float simulator is not as easy as it is necessary not only to achieve its high capacity (in the task of this float includes stay afloat and snap the entire length of the main line), but also to give him considerable weight, required for the implementation of casting tooling without sinkers. However, these floats allow you to outwit the cautious fish. The second important element of a good surface snap — invisible leash.

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But with the advent of fluorocarbonic the woods (have the same with fresh water, the refractive index of sunshine and therefore practically invisible in the water), and pedestrian materials with shell, simulating algae, the manufacture of such leashes no longer represent any difficulties.


As for the lures, they are, on the contrary, should be clearly visible to the fish. Therefore, it is preferable to use a floating boilies bright provocative colors and contrasting color combinations. Well attract feeding at the surface of bulk Economie carp bait natural origin (chafer, mole cricket, grasshopper, popcorn, bread crust).

Features of perception of carp floating on the water bait to make us to touch on another important topic — the nuances of river fishing. The fact that the response of fish to bait in moving water, very similar to the reaction to the bait placed on top. This means that the river carp (carp) responds better to bright big objects, finds faster and bolder attacks them. At the same time, he is much more careful than carp pond or lake, refers to coarse and poorly disguised snap-ins. Characteristically, the carp, inhabiting large reservoirs with adjustable spillway, may have behavioral features of both river and pond fish.

Places and fishing techniques

Regardless of the geographical location of the river, living in carp are divided into two types: sedentary and migratory. The first to render habitable more or less extensive area of the reservoir (wide reaches, pits with exits in the shallows, snags, flooded forest clearing) and leave them only for the wintering period.

Second have one or two Parking lots (relatively safe places, pools, oxbow lakes, bays, recesses under the krutoyary), which make regular excursions in search of food, sometimes away from the main abode for several kilometers. Usually these migrations, which is the peak of the nutritional and motor activity of fish coincide with morning and evening sorami. Therefore, night fishing river carp is most productive.

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In General, the river carp pond not only active, but less selective in food. It is also relatively less susceptible to affect the intensity of biting to seasonal factors. Only the flooding period can be completely excluded from fishing calendar carpatica. Strong water turbidity and increased rate of flow from Karpov require high motor activity: go to the smell of bait and find the bait at this time, the fish just are not able to. But with the end of the floods (short period after the active recession of water), filling the huge energy losses, carp begins to feed almost around the clock, and you can catch it in any of the backwaters on the lowly bait.

In all other circumstances (given that the river is structurally much more complex body of water than the pond, besides with a much larger area (length) of the water mirror) the correct definition of habitat carp can become quite a challenge for the angler. We have to focus not so much on the terrain features (the shape of the shoreline, the differences of depths, shoals, eyebrows, etc.) or the presence of characteristic external signs (hanging over the water, branches, zones of reverse currents, islets, creeks), how to visually determine the presence of fish.

Most often, the carp produces a characteristic “Cocagne”, loud bursts, spectacular jumps and slaps on the water. If the water is sufficiently transparent and the width of a small river, from the shore you can see the back standing at the bottom of the carp and make bait with maximum precision.

However, the exact presentation of the lure or bait on the river is possible only partly. Although the carp prefer to stay places with a slower current, even it is enough to spray particles of feed in the tens and hundreds meters from the place of fishing. Accordingly, to create a local feed spot is very difficult. On the bright side, as far-reaching trail, the bait attracts fish from a distance. But gather the flock at one point — “fish food”, as they say Carletti, still fails.

Sometimes from a difficult situation helps to get screeneze down near the place of fishing net bag, filled with a slow dithering food (cake, bread, cereal). Such a stationary trough sooner or later is going to pack a big fish.

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If the bait feeding in the usual way — with balloons or a scattering — care should be taken to carp as you can make it easier to find the bait. Going against the flow of fish all the time is in motion, stopping only about those objects that attract her attention more than others. Dark or discolored bait carp are difficult to observe. And here is a vivid and three-dimensional, exuding besides a special smell, different from the smell of the bait, much easier.

In this sense, a well-known interest are the so-called “fluorescent” Boyle. These lures are able to exude a faint light, which in low visibility conditions (dusk, night fishing and murky water), gives the fish the ability to detect them more than any other lures of the same size and color.

Catching carp from the surface. Fishing for carp in the summer video:

Of great importance is the way the bait. About scriggity it’s best served at the bottom or raise to the bottom (above 30 cm). If fishing takes place in the shallows, Weathertop (on the border with countercurrent) or near shore ledge in places where abundant food accumulates alluvial — to place bait on any height.

In sateska and backwaters, under overhanging branches, in shallow snags among the drift wood, on the borders of thickets of water lilies is most effective to place the bait on the surface, the Surface location of the bait makes sense and catching the narrow (especially forest) rivers with moderate force flow. The depth of these rivers usually small. Therefore, the fish searches for food throughout the height of the water column. But the surface takes him fearlessly.

However, you can never predict exactly which position the bait will bring a welcome bite. Behavior Karpov (as, indeed, other fish) is sometimes quite paradoxical. And the closer will observe kabatnik for the habits of their prey, the greater the chances of successful catching.

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