Most fishers even know, that you can catch carp on the river. But, this wonderful activity is different from fishing in a closed pond. After all, sometimes you need to look for a long time for place where the fish could live, but also to set the gear in a special way, to make changes in the feeding, to choose other attachments etc.
Catching carp on the river is harder because the fish moves more around the water area. Sometimes a home carp crosses several kilometers a day in search of food or a place to stop. It can become more difficult on large rivers, where the competition among fish is harder, and the fauna is more complex, and baiting the fish becomes harder. It turns out, that even an experienced fisherman does not always can pick up a working nozzle or bait a fish.
Another problem – is the current, that prevents the exact throwing of the rod, and moves the lure. Also river carp is often much different from its lake “brother”, scared by sharp and strange flavors, he prefers natural baits such as bloodworms, worms, insects, etc. Because of that the taste prefferences of fish becomes even more unstable. However, despite a number of difficulties with catching carp on the river, it is always possible to have a good catch. The main thing is to listen to some recommendations, which we will discuss.
Choosing a place for fishing
The main and the most difficult moment for catching carp on the river is choosing the place. In closed waters it is always much easier to find a place – less water, more fish points (snags, thickets, backwaters, etc.). You have to spend hours trying to find a place that could become attractive to fish. But the experienced fisherman can find a good carp spot even in the river.
Mostly fisher tries to keep the following places. Backwaters or sea bays, on the river, are formed by flow, which run around the sandbank. As a rule, there is no current and there is a lot of vegetation, where carp can find himself home. Thickets of reeds, cattails, etc. River carps, like their lake “brother”,love this places. Here it is easier for fish to find food or hide from threat. Fishing on such spots is considered good.
Bends of rivers
These are places with turns, on which the current slows down. This attracts a carp, that likes still water. Also, the water always have a lot of algae, there are places with decent depth and shallows where the fish can find food or wait out the weather. Places of collide of streams and other rivers When two currents collide, a mix of “quiet” and “fast” water forms. Carp often finds shelter here. In such places there is a high level of oxygen in the water, which is needed for fish activity.
Fallen trees and floods
They create a natural protection for the carp and slow the flow. Also there is more food, including not only crayfish, but insects. Washed and steep banks A lot of river food is attracted here, which attracts carp. The difficulty is only in where to place yourself -the place can’t always be comfortable. These are the most important places that you should pay attention for. However, not only such a visual “relief” is important. It is necessary to learn about the bottom. In the waters with the current, carp tries to be in holes, depth differences, outcrops, etc. This is again because of the fact that the current is slowing down.
Rods for carp fishing on the river
Of course, catching carp on the current has a number of difficulties that concern the choice of rods. You can catch domesticated carp on the river with float fishing rod, and any variety of bottom rods. Much is determined by the place of fishing. If there is no flow, float rod can become quite effective. However, catching a carp in the wiring on the float might not work out. Still, it’s not roach. So, with the slightest flow, it is recommended to use bottom rod. It can be: “nipple”; feeder; carp meadow plant; «elastic»; basic bottom rod etc.