carp fishing

Fishing for carp in summer is still the most efficient “starfishing”, Why?

During the hottest period of summer, silver carp and bighead carp are the most ideal target fish for anglers. Silver carp and bighead carp have strong heat resistance. Although the temperature of shallow water is very high, they will still move for food here. We are fishing silver carp. In the case of bighead carp, bait and the like are not that difficult. Basically, as long as the atomization is fast and the taste is mainly sour and smelly, the most important thing is these two points. The first is to find the fish layer. The second point is to have proper fishing skills to prevent silver carp and bighead carp from being caught but unable to get it.                                                      


1. How to find the fish layer of silver carp and bighead carp

For many novice fishing players, the most difficult thing to catch is silver carp, and bighead carp are actually here because silver carp and bighead carp are active in the upper and middle waters, but the specific depth of activity requires us to make accurate judgments based on experience. Under normal circumstances, We have to analyze and find the water layer of silver carp and bighead carp according to the following three situations.


Situation 1: When we see fish stars around the float, but there is no action on the float, it means that we are fishing too shallow, and the silver carp and bighead are moving under our hook. At this time, we must push the float up, usually every time A distance of 15-20 cm, until the action occurs and the fish is hit.


Situation 2: If there is a floating pause but the fish is not caught, it is usually caused by the silver carp sucking the bait under the hook, indicating that we have approached the water layer of silver carp and bighead carp, but we have not yet arrived. At this time, we can continue. Push the float up by 10-15 cm, and you will usually catch the fish immediately!


Situation 3: If we often anchor to silver carp while lifting the rod, it means that we are fishing too deep. At this time, we should adjust the float downwards, usually 10-15 cm each time. It is easy for us to encounter this situation when the weather changes suddenly, and we must make adjustments in time.


2. Pay attention to skills for chucking silver carp

The individuals of silver carp and bighead are generally relatively large. Because many fishermen have not mastered the correct fishing skills, it is easy to make various mistakes to cause the big fish to decouple. Here we should pay attention to the following fishing skills:


Tip 1: Do not throw a full rod for silver carp and bighead carp, because it is very difficult to bow the pole as soon as the fish is caught. If it forms a tug-of-war state, then it is very easy to cut the line to run the fish. Therefore, when throwing the rod, it should be at least about 1 meter away from the shore at the position where the full rod is thrown.


Tip 2: After catching silver carp and bighead carp, the silver carp escapes fast and has great strength. Therefore, if we find that the fish is larger in the middle of the fish, we must firmly hold the pole. If you feel unable to hold on, The rod can be reversed back and forth, so that the fish will be pulled back.


In short, fishing for silver carp and bighead carp is a very patient activity. It is not only necessary to be patient to find the fish layer of silver carp and bighead carp, but also to be patient while fishing.


Gone with the Wind…

How important is wind in the economy of a carp fishing party? Here is a topic quite often discussed, but very rarely addressed in writing. offers you some useful tips: the wind must blow, how it must blow and where it must blow from…

Why? Maybe it’s no longer a big secret that when the wind blows, the features multiply. Especially on large lakes, carp migration in food areas is dependent on the wind. And if the depths are medium to small, the wind becomes a decisive element. First of all, fish – like any other animal – prefer to make as little effort as possible in the feeding process. The carp shores are easily pushed by the wind and taken to the areas where the waves break from the shore. There, due to the currents produced, as I said in the small water, the substrate is stirred, and the particles interesting for them are raised in suspension. The water is turbid, and this is not a shortcoming for the fisherman, on the contrary. 


Where? So, broadly speaking, it’s good that the wind is blowing in front of us for a successful game. Those who enjoy the opposite situation – on the grounds that it launches much further – make a big mistake. We better swim and fish closer with the wind in front, for the above reasons. Because our bait bed and baits will become much more interesting things for carp. When you start a fishing trip – especially a long one – think carefully about these things and the fact that the wind can change its direction and intensity. 

Not at all When we have calm and quiet weather, the target species must become the tack. This fish is much less influenced by the wind in its behavior towards the common carp. It feeds even on the heat. This does not mean that we cannot catch carp, but our chances decrease considerably. As I said at the beginning of the article, the greater the depths of the lake in which we fish, the more things change, and the wind plays a smaller role. 

What to do? If at the beginning of the game we have calm weather and we notice that there are no fish in the area (lack of features, jumps, etc.) we must not declare ourselves resigned that we will not catch anything and that the place is dead. We will prepare a bait bed at a distance where we can launch on the strongest wind (if we do not plant) and we will wait. Things can change radically in a single night or day. Because a strong wind can work wonders. 

Carp are harder to catch in clear water than in cloudy water. Let’s not forget that the famous British inland fishing technique called Zig Rig is based on a viscous cloud made with spomb, just to camouflage floating baits. So, as much as possible, place yourself on the lake in areas well beaten by the wind, where there are even waves and you will not be afraid to throw your baits near the shores. You will have pleasant surprises! 


Don’t be lazy, change the drums!

I noticed a mistake that many carp fishermen make, beginners, but also advanced. When adapting tactics and equipment on the go during a game, change the size of the hooks, the tie wire, the leads, etc., but forget about the wire on the reels. Even if they have spare drums in the bag …

 It often happened to me to start a game by throwing away and finish it at short distances. Or vice versa. I also went on launches, and after 24 hours I started planting by boat, in the absence of features. I remember a game from late autumn, towards winter, when I started very optimistic and happy with the quality of a new thread that I had put on the drums, with textile for throwing from my hand. 

The gravel pit was wonderful, the carp jumped (a bit far), but I didn’t have any features. So I went by boat and took two rods about 200 meters. In the form of a test, to see if anything will happen there. I could very well have used the whole set from the beginning, it was just a test, wasn’t it? Well, I think that if we didn’t change the drums and didn’t use a 0.37 mm strong wire, the photo below wouldn’t have existed. 


The explanation is simple. With a 0.25 mm wire, it’s hard to believe that I could have brought such a large carp to shore at night, given the obstacles encountered on a gravel pit. Trees, thresholds, different depths, etc. Not to mention the elongation of the wire and the possible difficulties I might have had with signaling the feature. The thick thread is sacred when planting, in most cases I even use the textile, and the main consideration is not the resistance but the correct and prompt signaling of the feature, as I said. 

In conclusion, my advice is this: if you decide to throw overnight, for example, a rod close (while fishing long distances) do not do it with 0.20 mm wire! Because you might regret it, and the fish that will break (cut) your thread will not appear a second time. I’ve always said that in carp fishing it’s important to think about how to get the fish out and not how to get it to shoot. I met a lot of fishermen who are guided by the philosophy: “Let them shoot, then I’ll see what they do …” 


In conclusion, I must also mention those who use planting boats. I will never understand why some of them have 0.23 mm threads on the drums and forward … 

The above are the tips for fishing for silver carp and bighead carp in summer that I have shared with you. I hope it can be helpful to everyone who loves fishing!!