Once fishing was like a fairy tale. Instead, pike, carp were caught on spinning! They regularly clung to a large double-tailed color twister “gore”. The first, weighing about 8 kilograms, took the first cast. Then I realized that their next fishing dedicate it solving a phenomenon of spinning carp.
The first acquaintance with carp fishing with spinning
It all started quite by accident. Finding one of the few holes of a small reservoir deepening to 3.5 meters, I began to carefully examine his jig bait. The fact that there is a fish, confirmed previous visits, in which good pike caught on lures. Actually, it was payment. After already on the jig, I pulled out from the center of the pit pike 5 kilograms, understood that the calculation is correct.
Next bite forced to be fidgety – fish taken without the characteristic impact on hiatus, and I felt it, but when I started again to rotate the spool. The fish was big, but its behavior on the hook was not characteristic of the pike: it is not tossed around; it does not excrete candles and hard and smoothly moved to the boat, occasionally checking the correctness of clutch settings. “Carp or what?” I suggested then turned toward his partner.
I do not know exactly why I decided, but he was right. Fish that, of course, gone – catching big carp skills by the time I was not there, as well as gone, and the second and third. Nevertheless, that day I was able to confirm his guess twice. Changing the bait, the load weight and the nature of the posting, I chose the option that is most like the carp. And I pulled the two! From joy and surprise and did not understand properly, for which first spotted, weighing 3320 g. Second Carp went straight into the net. Because there were doubts whether pinpoint the correct carp or maybe just randomly Bagram.
But all doubts were dispelled following fishing, held in 9 days. On the go hitting the deepest point of the pond, as reported by the sonar, we set sail from the desired point on the casting distance and anchored. Just a couple of steps, and sits on the hook for big fish clearly.
Carp fishing took place back in the morning twilight, but I managed, and soon was holding his first mate on spinning trophy carp. I hold and did not believe the weight indication – 8 kg! This bait sticking out of his mouth. Both double hooks firmly entrenched on the side, near the whiskers. There was no doubt – tried to lure carp to eat.
Well, then they’d go – “four”, “five”, “three”, and even “ten”! And all in a single fishing trip. Something weighed, something let go at once, not even when photographing. Ingested, of course, pike, and even caught a few catfish, but most of all I was interested in carp.
Their mystery is so fascinated that I forgot about the other fish
Gradually, over the longer these carp fishing’s, learned preferences unusual trophies on lures wiring, and, of course, the tactics, which was a key factor in such carp. Most were interested in the fact of bites – why carp react to spinning bait, and how you can guarantee to ensure their capture? Partly carp mystery remained unsolved, but the last point – bites warranty – I currently provided, and that the most important thing in fishing.
Spinning bait for carp fishing
The method of sorting the numerous assortments of soft lures like twisters and soft plastic bait, it turned out that carp respond only to twisters. Probably twisters remind them of some leeches and worms. And the more active twister and his game is better manifested interest in it carp. Here I speak only for myself. The fact is that my practice of catching carps on a spinning – this is not a special case.
I know some of the fishermen, who were also in the cold season carried away with such an unusual fishing and were successful in catching carp in different reservoirs. But they were caught, as a rule, small twisters. My tactic is different from their approach.
The first bait, which responded to the carp, became twisters Lucky John of the new range, which went on sale in 2015. In fact, I caught on these baits samples. Carp bite had been 5 different models in length from 7 to 10 cm – Magic Jigger, Double Tail, Bass Killer, X-Jig, and Soft Bandid. That is twisters were large enough. But they are not linked only large, but also the color, they have been around in one embodiment, color – red.
This is also the name of colors: Red devil, Tomato juice, Watermelon juice, Blood smell, Perfect red. And on different days carp prefer any specific color from shades of red. It so happened that just at Lucky John variants of “bloody” color most widely represented, giving a large field for experiments in terms of the selection of the preferred color for the carp today.
Select this “red” line in the colors used by twisters helped me intuition. The fact is that before the cold time of the year I caught a pike and big perch at the “bloody” twisters. The founders of this tradition began to 4-inch (total length) from twisters YUM.The color was called – Red Bloodline. Some years I have not used, but last year he returned to the variations of colors.
There have been attempts to use other colors, but carp did not react to them. Not to say that he would not have fallen at all, such as the “engine oil” colors or “acid”, but I had no recorded bites.
It expands the range of “spinning carp arsenal” interesting lure of Mann’s. Interestingly the very fact of its appearance in my collection. At the beginning of one of fishing’s in December, lifting up the bait caught on a tree root. Trying to release a twister, he resorted to the help of a net. As a result, she pulled out of the water just two baits – ours and theirs.
The latter was a small 7-cm cancer and also in a color close to red. In Mann’s catalog, this model is called Flipping ‘Craw. Shortly after the acquisition of the silicone happy crustacean, I caught him a small carp, a little more than 3 kg.
From tooling options often used hinge – double hook-and a small weight. To the depths of 2.5-3.5 m using weights 6-8 grams. Such snap-in cannot be called just “carp” – I use it for pike. Hook chooses larger and witty. For example, for 8-cm Twister Soft Bandid I used Cobra № 2/0 double.
However, at a time when the carp became passive and often just casually clung to the bait and this threatens that he will frighten the fish in the fishery, as it undercut get quite difficult, the transition to offset the hook. Sometimes I used and jig head. In particular, with the lure Bass Killer is such an original tvister worm “with ribbed elongated body.
Wiring Variations for carp fishing with spinning
In terms of animation carp did not pick the bait. On the very first fishing he simply chose the classic stair – stop-and-go. I commit her coil, making about 2 turns. The most interesting places increased pause, others anticipating faster. However, as the carp became passive, mostly at negative air temperatures, it has become increasingly apply walleye tossing bait.
Use them with hard bait, such as cancer and Mann’s twister Lucky John Soft Bandid. As is the case with fishing for walleye, I had to choose the preferred wiring, alternating coil reeling and spinning game. So much for the classic twisters.
For Bass Killer applied a different wiring, which is recommended for fishing with worms silicone. Almost without lifting from the bottom, making one or two sharp jerk with a long pause. Before caught on “killer Bass’ first carp, it pecked pike and catfish. There were times when biting the bait followed by several on the wiring, but it was not possible to catch carp.
Methods of inducing bite carp
In this case, assisted by some of the techniques. They are well known in general for catching spinning, so I will say about them briefly. First – this is change bait. I note that, for carp it works very well. How else to explain, when you avail to throw in one place for several hours checked twisters, and then, already preparing to move, we put something else and immediately got a couple of bites of quality in an old point? Not only have as carped attracting appearance in his field of vision of the object of a different size and color.
The second method – a change of the load. Most often I do it in the direction of reducing the weight, for example, 8 g. 6, if it becomes necessary 5. In situations where there is a bite, but they do not implement. Thus, we are increasing the pause, giving carp an opportunity to decide on the cast. It is also necessary to increase the pause that followed did not bite at the bottom, and in the water column at the beginning of the pause. Then too it is useful to extend the process of falling bait.
About a third reception I have already said – a change of the type of wiring. Honestly, I do not think that it is important. Rather, I pick up the pace of postings under the bait. For example, heavier throws light – mastic is not fast.
Options carp bites
This is the most interesting moment. The fact of the classic bite carp was for me something very unusual and desirable. Therefore, when such a bite happened, I was happy most of all, even if it was small carp. A similar case occurred, for example, with the youngest caught me on a spinning carp weighing in the region of a kilogram. He was “quite seriously” trying to eat a large 10-inch double-tailed twister, as a result of the spotted lip.
I think I less surprised when the 8-kilogrammovik was caught for his mouth, but he was even more puzzled. Moreover, knowing the possible biting pike, I lead, as a rule, did not take off. And carp, not even big, it does not bother!
I have heard that the carp, as well as perch, often pushes the bait to the bottom. Recently, I faced with the phenomenon firsthand. The bite in this case looks like one or more poty, as a rule, at a time when the bait just fell to the bottom, and you have not had time to start the next reeling.
Often you do not even feel the bite in the arm – it is only visible on the rod tip when she begins to nod. Sometimes I come across so pike spotted with the lower jaw. They were caught by the bottom of the head and carp. That’s been caught last two carp weighing about 6 kg each.
It is possible that originally carp do not try to squeeze the twister, but simply do not have time to grab it! Therefore, the contact occurs when the bait sinks to the bottom.
Another option carp bites when fishing spinning happens quite often. This is a blow to the dorsal fin bait. On this, too, had heard earlier. The bite in this case most clearly felt – like a punch during a pause. Probably the carp while attacking the bait, or driving away from their feeding places (parking), or trying to “stun”. In any case, for this purpose, it uses its sharp serrated spike – the first ray of the dorsal fin, called a saw. Most of this saw, and timed.
Bite fin can calculate the least “fair” because the carp are not timed for the mouth, but then the pike often come across on a hook not for the fall! And avoid undercutting during the attack fin impossible – to strike the bait, you automatically cut down.
Time carp fishing with spinning
If we talk about the time of year, it’s definitely cold period, the main thing that was not on the pond ice. Favorable in this respect, the late winter and early spring. With the onset of cold weather carp gradually going to the deepest parts of the reservoir. Here he keeps a long period, showing activity at relatively high temperature of the water and air during the warming.
According to my observations, the biggest carp bites happen just in warm weather, with a positive air temperature. Even if the water and did not have time to warm up, but the carp have already responded to the warming. However, in the cold season, it applies to any fish, and, as we see, the carp are no exception.
It is also able to clearly identify the most favorable periods of time of day to catch carp spinning. In the first place this morning. Bites carp occurred before sunrise. The above-described case where a good carp sat down on the first casting, confirms that the carp is active at dusk. At the same fishing 4 kg pecked at the 4th casting. In addition, on the last exit carp 6 kg I also fell in the morning, about an hour after sunrise. There was also other carp bite. The conclusion made this – the morning should pay close attention also because at that time come across instances of good.
The second most probable release time carp and bites – this evening, with exciting darkness. I try to keep fishing for as long as do not will be seen the rod tip. Evening out, as a rule, short-term. If you bite a small carp, then you have time to get several. He tried to catch carp and in total darkness, but there were no bites. Last carp was caught by not later than one hour after sunset. Perhaps the reason is that in the dark, it was not possible to do high-quality wiring, and for carp is important to constantly feel the bottom and the bait control.
Manifestations of carp sharp activity can be observed at any other time of day, but almost always it looks as bright output. At length, they can be very different – from one or two bites to a few hours of continuous biting. For example, the very first fishing when carp caught on spinning, up to 14 hours in general he himself did not show, but then began to react to the bait on almost every cast. Prevents qualitatively realize carp yield, but also to force it, I would also not recommend it.
Tackles for carp fishing with spinning
After all, to get a bite carp – is only half the battle. No less important is it to get it. We must start with quality cuttings. His lips were very thick big carp, them it is not always possible, but the effort is worthwhile. “The control cuttings” I usually do not do, is limited to one right after hooking good bite recognition. Even if the carp bait grabbed his lips, and, for example, pressed, still only allows sweeping sweeps hard to put him on the hook.
To succeed, clutch coil during carp fishing I squeezed more than necessary (as when fishing for pike-perch). But immediately after the sweeps I let him go, giving the possibility of carp reel braids as much as he can. Otherwise, he can get on the dash. When carp weakening of the tension begin to deflate, sometimes holding the spool with your hand or slightly compressing the clutch.
In other words, at the time of pulling the carp have to constantly work coil. Spinning is also to be kept properly to create extra cushioning, but still on the spool responsibility is greater. Typically, the catch average size carp around 5 kg takes about 10 minutes.
First I caught carp on a standard jig gear, consisting of a light spinning rod with test 5-20 grams and a small coil Salmo Grand Majestic 20. She copes with trophies (it also took a catfish of 18 kg), but still, after five such fishing loads decided to switch to a more powerful Okuma Octana OTR-30. Besides concluded that work easier with a friction brake, when it back, as in “Okuma”.
But the general conclusion for carp fishing with spinning did this – when properly tuned gear, with her skilful handling and exhaust actions to fish can cope with any trophy almost every tackle. For example, most often carp and catfish components to keep them company, I was caught in the braid Salmo Elite Braid 0,13 mm and the stated breaking load of 5.9 kg, the spent before the whole season on the main gear (not less than 30 fishing).
Selection of the reservoir and place the carp fishing with spinning
But the main prerequisite for a guaranteed catch carp pond is the right choice. My first “carp ground” was very small pond, I was even surprised that there is such a fish. But the fact of the matter is that often these ponds inhabited it carp. Most likely, at the time it ran, and he played the role of the private pond of the pond. Many of these man-made ponds and reservoirs and are now paid, but most of them are rife with small carp and a nice trophy on spinning you there is unlikely to catch.
My first and main leased carp pond was connected to the fish farm, from which, perhaps, there is a carp out. In summer, it disperses around the pond, and the winter is going to its most profound places.
Find clusters of carp helps sounder, indicating the presence of large fish beneath you. Well, after a matter of practice and personal experience. Tactics spinning carp on my every new fishing begins with the study of familiar pits first sonar, and then to throw the different jig lures, and even turns both ways.
And almost every time the carp gives some new food for thought. Not only that, he himself moved, expressing themselves in one or the other point of the hole, so he is also capable of changing the topography of the pond. Constantly digging in the mud, some parts it makes smaller, while others more deeply.
Diving in the underwater gear in carp locations, I personally watched what can dig a whole large carp. Vast flocks of carp ponds can be moved, in small areas, they tend to stick to certain places.
Suggest the 100% availability of carp can only bite it. Noting the point at which there was a contact with this fish, study them thoroughly, noticing the most interesting changes in topography, the nature of the bottom. For carp bite is necessary to change the direction of casting, location, boats and more. And patience, too, can not hurt. Although it refers to carp fishing with spinning on the whole, and reaffirms that the carp is also spinning trophy!