Crucian carp in the summer is caught using mainly a float rod. This allows casting the bait with minimal noise under the coastal bush or hanging branches of trees where fish like to feed. However, the success of fishing will depend on many factors related to the choice of location, preparation of gear and the selection of lures.
We select and set up a float rod for crucian carp
So, a rich catch will be provided if the tackle is rigged responsibly. Suitable for catching crucian carp: plug, match, fly rod. The rod is selected depending on the conditions of the reservoir and fishing conditions.
If you plan to catch crucian carp at a distance of 2-3 meters from the coast, for example, in thickets of reeds and other coastal vegetation, then a swing rod up to four meters long will be preferable. Basic requirements for a float rod for crucian carp:
- the cross-section of the main line is 0.18-0.2 mm, with a breaking load of up to 4 kg;
- a rod 4-6 meters long (the choice depends on the fishing conditions);
- a leash up to 30 cm long from a fishing line with a section of 0.15 mm;
- an elongated float with a thin antenna 4-6 cm long;
- hooks with a short shank of dark color No. 3-4, special attention should be paid to the sharpness of the sting.
Choosing a place for fishing
Crucian carp using a float rod can be successfully caught in almost any part of the reservoir. Crucian carp lives in small rivers and ponds, in lakes and reservoirs. It is most often found in areas of the water area where the depth does not exceed three meters. It is most convenient to catch crucian carp with float tackle on reservoirs with stagnant water. Note that a moving bait attracts a crucian carp less than a bait that is in a calm state.
Finding an active crucian carp is the main task of an angler. Therefore, we immediately note that the most promising areas for catching this fish will be areas with the presence of underwater vegetation, as well as borders near duckweed and reeds. It is here that the crucian carp will always feed, but subject to good weather. It is not recommended to give preference to deep areas, since crucian carp feeds at a depth of 1-2 meters, among thickets of water lilies and young reeds.
Crucian carp is also found in shallow creeks with a loose and muddy bottom. Therefore, if a small window is found in such an area, the surface of which is abundantly covered with duckweed, you can safely throw a bait into it, and if a flock of crucian carp is nearby, then you will not have to wait long for a bite. Large crucian carp can be found in areas with sharp drops, therefore, first of all, upon arriving at the reservoir, it is recommended to study the bottom topography in the selected area.
In the middle of summer, when the days become hot and the water in the shallows warms up more, the crucian carp begins to look for areas where the water is enriched with oxygen. Promising places include areas on the shaded side of the coast, under bridge supports, as well as near trees felled into the water. In summer, you can catch crucian carp not only from the shore, but also from a boat. The second option is preferable, since it is easy to get to the most remote and most promising areas for fishing in the water area.
In small enclosed reservoirs, crucian carp practically does not change their habitat, therefore, knowing where the crucian carp is usually well caught, you can safely go to such areas again and a bite will be guaranteed. An additional guideline for the presence of an active crucian carp can be air bubbles rising to the surface, stirring of reeds or grass.
Fishing technique with a float rod
Having come to the reservoir and picking up a place, it is immediately necessary to feed it with a small amount of bait, which must include a part of the nozzle used. Note that it is enough to throw 2-3 lumps of bait the size of a tennis ball into the water. Today, bait for crucian carp can be bought at a fishing store, or you can cook it yourself. It is recommended to knead the bait on the shore of the reservoir, using local water for this. If a decision is made to use store bait, then you should add to it a choice of:
- corn, semolina, wheat groats;
- ground sunflower seeds or oil cake;
- cookies or gingerbread;
- honey, sugar;
- bloodworms, maggot or dung worms.
The use of any of the proposed ingredients will increase the attractiveness and effectiveness of not only self-prepared bait, but also purchased in a fishing store.