With the start of the unbearable summer heat comes, which most often hurts carp activity. Catching carp in hot weather, you should have special equipment: features, rods, baits for the best fishery. Practically every fisher meets a problem when all the gear he makes the right way, but fish still doesn’t come up. And the reason for that is not in the nozzle or bait, but in the water temperature, lack of oxygen, and difference in pressure.
As known, carp live in places with a significant amount of oxygen, and if it doesn’t have a friendly place, it goes to the bottom. In that time fish behaves very passively, you can spend the whole day – two but remain without a catch. But fortunately, not everything is as wrong as it seems.
Features of carps activity in hot weather
Experienced fishers know that – carp like warm freshwater waters. And warm water signalises about fishes activity, not rarely you can see carps splashes on the water surface in the shore zone. But there is a slight paradox, why fishes activity decreases with the come of summer? On the first look, fish has an opportunity of proper feeding, because water has a lot of potential food. But carp ignores all the food for one simple reason. It merely lacks oxygen for the living. All the time fish spends not for searching the food, but for places filled with oxygen: underwater streams, territories with a significant amount of algae, and also you can see carp on the surface breathing in fresh air. It is worth mentioning that large specimens most often stop near submerged snags and pits with depths of up to 6 – 8 meters.
Interestingly, even when the weather changes from hot to cold, the carp sometimes doesn’t show itself. Its activity can worsen, and fishing can turn into a monotonous rethrowing of the rod. But if it rains, then within a few days the carp activity will increase. Due to external influence, in our case – rain, the water will be saturated with the necessary oxygen. It is not surprising that experienced carp fishers choose precisely these days for successful fishing.
The best time of day for carp fishing is early morning or night. In that time sun does not have time to heat the water, it contains the necessary amount of oxygen, and carp actively feed on the shallows and near the shore.
Tackles for catching carp in hot weather
When catching carp, you shouldn’t forget about equipment, that plays a significant role. As we know, in early morning fish comes out on the shore territory, where it feeds before the heat.
In the daytime, carp should search in deep places of water. If you have trees or bushes near it, maybe the car is hiding in the cold shadow but if there is no cove than carp locate in deep places, holes etc. The ideal option is to use the feeder rod. You can easily control the distance of casting, as well as point-feed the fish.
Nozzle and bait
Taking in attention the features of cathing in hot weather, you have to understand, that taste preferences also suffer changes. Initially, carp is notable for its finicky behaviour regarding bait, and when the temperature reaches 30-35 C and water is similar to boiled milk, it is difficult to predict its preferences.
Animal nozzle during summer don’t need, you can forget about red worms or maggots. In this time corn, peas, pearl barley, macaroni, and potato come in handy. It is desirable that you have several types of bait, and you could use useful “sandwiches”, as well as experimenting based on the conditions of fishing and fish activity.
Most carp fishers use boilies in the summertime. It’s a very useful lure, and if shown right to the fish, the catch will not make itself wait. It is desirable that your bait does not sink in a mule or swamp, for this purpose the hook equipped with polystyrene, which tears off the bait from the bottom.
The bait plays a significant role in catching carp. You can prepare it yourself or buy a ready mix in the store. When the carp behaves sluggishly, then it is not necessary to overfeed it even more. We use the lure moderately; it should be saturated with flavours and include the essential attractants. Many fishers have noticed, the purchased bait has some advantages. It develope under the supervision of fishing specialists. And also it uses the necessary trace elements, preservatives and other substances that tempt the fish. The place should feed in parts, and as the activity of the fish, you should repeat the procedure.
The effectiveness of your fishing depends on your knowledge, gear, and external factors. It is impossible to predict the weather, but understanding some of the nuances and cunning of the behaviour of fish at one time or another, we can increase our chances of catching the trophies. Do not overfeed the fish, focus on plant baits, take a few rods with you, and observe the activity of the fish on the pond. Adhering to the above tips, you will notice that carp glue does not always depend on the hot or cold weather.