Often come across ponds where local wild carp lives. His fighting qualities, character and behavior are very different from the habits quickly grown on artificial carp feeds. Magnificent wild carp – the coveted trophies of fisherman.
Fisherman on carp do not save the bait when they go for a few days to hunt for fish with fastidious disposition. The master of carp fishing can cook and take with him for two to three days of fishing many kilograms of dry mixture and boilies, pellets and a huge number of different flavors. Classical carp fishing involves the initial luring of fish. Then, keeping it at one point with the middle and coarse fractions of the feed mixture.
Feeder bait for wild carp
A flock of large carp is very gluttonous. Each individual can eat several dozen 20 millimeters boilies at a time. In total, not one kilogram of ground bait is obtained. Here and serve the fisherman table for carp is very rich. Feeding and odorous boilies of different sizes and colors. A large assortment of chocolates from PVA bags filled with pellets.
Feeder bait for wild carp
Fish feed, muesli from elite varieties of cereals, and all this can be topped with a syrup of unimaginable fruits or spices. It would seem that carp cannot swim past such a “yummy”. However, it often happens that he not only refuses to eat, but also frightens them. The fact is that in many regions carp differs in density of fish in the pond and in preferences in the feed. What to do?
In my practice, catching carp often became an important factor of naturalness. Fish preferred not a large, dark, not saturated with smells bait. In the range of the Belgian company VDE, there are baits and additives specially created for carp. A lot of such bait is not required. The main thing is to choose and create a natural composition. For 12-hour fishing, I need 4 kg of dry mixture, which is based on fast feeder bait.
Composition of bait:
- 2 kg of Dutch feeder bait Dutch Special Feeder
- 1 kg Super Cup
- 500 g of special fried cannabis Gomalen Hemp
- 250 g of additive for “white” fish Additive vanilla
- 250 ml of liquid copra Ligvid Melasse
After mixing, I paint the bait in brown with a special paint Magic color. After the mixture has been moistened and insisted, I sift it twice. I call this bait a living one. The moistened particles are well separated from each other. It looks like a single substance with a smooth, not sharp aroma.
In addition, I add “meat” to the bait. Of course, I do not put a piece of pork or beef, just in my carp bait a lot of living ingredients: up to 2-3 kg of small feed bloodworms and 1 liter of maggots. On semi-wild reservoirs where there is carp, there is a natural food base. It consists of pond snails, crustaceans and, of course, bloodworms.
Carp is very fond of eating bloodworms. The bloodworm in the bait must be alive. The motions of the bloodworm and maggots cause interest and food competition of fish. At first, a small fish, and then giants, sails to the well-fed point. A natural feeding mixture and a large number of animal components are the first two points of my catch strategy.
Tackle for wild carp fishing
Everyone knows that a powerful tackle is used to fish a large carp. With a thick fishing line, a large hook, a power coil and a sturdy rod. To a certain extent, this is true, but I prefer another tackle.
Wild carp is not just a gourmet, it is still extremely cautious. It is very tidy and lacks any food with greed. Often only gently tastes. To an unusual bait, such as a boilie, it can be gently touched several times. The electronic alarm does not register a bite.
The fisherman thinks that there is no fish, but in fact he just does not see bites. I decided to use the tackle a lot thinner. Instead of carp bottom rod use a feeder tackle. From personal experience I know that when catching the feeder, the easiest contact of the fish with the bait is transferred to the top. The sensitivity of the feeder gear is much higher than the heavy carp fishing rod.
I catch a carp by a feeder that can be compared with the work of a jeweler. Here, too, patience and deliberation, creativity and subtle, elegant tools are needed. Only then will it be possible to catch the trophy carp. I use a feeder rod of the “medium” class, with a test of up to 60-70 grams. It has the necessary margin of safety. Allows you to cast a bait far and accurately. Confidently draw a large fish on a fishing line with a diameter of 0.18 – 0.20 mm.
The coil is necessary in the size 4000 (on classification Shimano) with a good friction brake. Most fisherman follow the rule: what we feed, we catch. For carp fishing I use hooks Drennan Specimen No. 14 or similar Drennan Carbon Specimen. Both models of hooks with a ringlet, very sharp, strong and fairly thin. Bloodworms and maggots are not injured and retain a lively appearance.
The next point of my strategy is small hooks. I pour a butterfly on a big bundle of five or seven pieces, maggots I put on three or four pieces. In the process of fishing, I sometimes offer carp and the famous “sandwich” from one maggots and four bloodworms.
Fluorocarbon fiber for leash. For a long time I neglected fluorocarbon, considering the myth of the effect of invisibility in water and the high strength of this line. Until I tried such fishing line when fishing bream.
My experiment surpassed all expectations. Bites on the tackle with a fluorocarbon leash was larger. Now that the food is catching a careful fish, all leashes are only from fluorocarbon. On them a large carp began to come across more often. I prefer the line from Preston Grand Match series with a diameter of 0.135 mm.
Wild carp feeders
Lightweight feeding troughs made of plastic. The bottom in the ponds is often marshy and muddy. Heavy feeders and sinkers are sucked in silt. The feed mixture is lost in the bowels of the soft bottom.
A light, almost weightless trough is ideal in such conditions. The maximum mass of feeders I use is 14 grams. On the muddy bottom they lie like fluff. The color of feeders for smart carp is also very important.
I choose the troughs brown or green. Light color or color of metal scares fish. Half the feeder is filled with maggots or bloodworm, and the other half is the main ground bait. Bait along with the larvae well passes through the holes of the micro-container.
1 – hook number 16;
2 – a lead with a length of 15-25 cm;
3 – stop bead with swivel;
4 – feeder-container for maggots;
5 – the main line is 0.18-0.2 mm.
For feeder fishing carp there are many effective gear. One of them is Running feeder. Its installation is simple, it is made directly on fishing.
The main line is passed through the ear of a swivel with a carbine, to which the feeder is fastened. By the end of the line, a special stopper with a swivel from Drennan – Swivel Stop Beads is tied. Leash using the “loop in loop” method is attached to the stopper. The stopper can be replaced with a small swivel.
To dampen the impacts of the feeder, put a piece of silicone tubing on the line in front of him. Running this rig was called because of the free passage of the line through the carabine to the feeder with the bite of the carp. It is important to remember that there is no automatic swiping in this method. Therefore, having felt a bite, it is necessary to cut.
Believe in carp and wait for
My motto for fishing carp is “to believe in carp and wait for a bite.” On the bait with bloodworms and maggots there is always going to be different fish. Small fish cannot resist the magical attraction of bait and bites start right away. Carp necessarily comes to inquire what the feast is without the “master.” The fisherman notices this by a sudden pause, which arose after the continuous activity of small fish.
When there is a pause, I become very collected. I try to keep my eyes on the top of the feeder. Suddenly there is a sharp long lift. The rod bends to the water, the friction whines. Cutting. I feel powerful blows to the fish. A large carp sits on a hook.
My tactics work great not only on wild water bodies, but also where the fish is bred artificially. In such ponds, there remain individual wild large specimens. I think that anyone who is looking for a way to a wild fish will find it.
Read magazines and books about fishing, watch educational films, communicate and share experiences with other anglers. Apply this knowledge, and sooner or later you will catch the fish of your dreams.