Carp fishing in October

The most important secret of carp fishing in October, showing that there is a chance for a bite , is neither wind, nor pressure, nor magnetic storms, nor the lunar calendar. This is the water temperature.

Already when it goes down to 10-12 degrees, it is hard enough to catch a carp. And if below – it is almost impossible. He collapses into large flocks in deep wintering pits, the so-called yatovahs. There he spends all winter until spring, practically not feeding and moving little.

Therefore, going on carp fishing, you should have a thermometer with you. You can measure in advance the temperature of the water in a similar reservoir with where you want to catch. Usually near the coast in October it is somewhat lower, and then, if the thermometer shows 8-10 degrees, fishing for carp is still possible. In recent years, it is often warm autumn, and you can catch carp until the end of October. In the middle lane, fishing on it ended around mid-October, and sometimes in September.

In the lower reaches of the Volga, in the North Caucasus, in the Dniester, this fish is caught even in November in warm time. However, everyone who talks about winter from under the ice, about the ponds, where he bites at about the time when the sun has already gone and the water near the coast has already frozen, at least fantasize. Or it’s not about carp fishing.

A warm autumn is the only chance to catch carp in October, in Moscow, Leningrad and other regions. Usually in September there have to close the season. It is noticed that the naked carp remains active longer than the carp with scales. Apparently, this is due to his domesticated nature. In the wild, the behavior of carp is due to the fact that in cold water you have to make a lot of effort in order to find food, and it’s easier not to waste energy, but to save it until spring. And domestic carp, bred specifically without scales, is usually well fed even in the later season.

Therefore, it retains activity in cold water for a little longer. Apparently, this is also the reason that in abandoned carp carriages the bare carp takes root better, and even spawns and gives growth without any care in northern conditions. True, fishermen and poachers usually find it there quickly and clean it out. Nevertheless, who decided to start a carp farm in cold places, you should pay attention primarily to the mirror carp and crucian carp, and not to carp with scales.

It is possible to catch carp on platniki, where the compound feed is actively used, longer than on the canals, rivers, where it lives in natural conditions, but does not lure. However, nature still prevails, and with the arrival of autumn frosts any carp fishing is canceled. You can only catch carp, which usually lives in the same places as the carp, but lives in the coastal zone. In places where the water is warm, for example, where there is industrial effluent, warm but safe for humans, carp can be caught even in winter.

Not the last role in, especially in late autumn, is the presence of food in the water. What does carp eat? Autumn fish feeds mainly on worms, rather large insects that have fallen into the water. Requests of fish become more carnivorous, it can eat even fry of small breeds of fish.

Worms and insects form the basis of its diet. They fall into the water in cold weather from the soil. The earth begins to cool, and the worms go to the depths. In those places where it rains, groundwater often flush them into the water. Yes, and they themselves, making moves, often crawling along the bottom of the reservoir.

Водные насекомые, их личинки, личинки комара также хороший источник пищи. Карп в эту пору предпочитает их всевозможным более мелким организмам, которыми он питался весной и летом. В ту пору он даже не брезговал растительными побегами, но сейчас его интерес прикован к более питательной, калорийной, белковой пище.

It is noticed that in the autumn time you can catch the largest carp. Such individuals show activity longer. Anglers who want to catch a trophy should pay close attention to fall fishing. It happens that before the cold spell large carp are observed periods of particularly strong biting, when you can catch more than one handsome man weighing more than ten kilograms per day. A lot of canals dug in the south, reservoirs, thickets of reeds in the lower reaches of the Volga, Don, Taman estuaries, lower reaches of the Dnieper – all these reservoirs abound with large carp! It is here that you can give your soul to a true connoisseur who has a chance in October to catch a record fish for a whole year. October carp perceives as one of the last months of activity.

Ways of fishing and bait

Traditional ways of carp fishing are three ways:

  1. Carp bottom gear
  2. Feeder
  3. Float rod

There are all sorts of other ways of catching rehearsals, on homemade carp snap-ins, catching carp on a donkey with a lot of fishing rods, but they all almost exclude the possibility of catching on a catch-release basis, and also much less sporty. Bills in general are often placed with violations, repeatedly exceeding the allowed number of hooks for a fisherman, even if he is put together by two, and this is more like industrial harvesting of fish with varying success.

Fishing for carp involves the use of bait. Of course, in cold water carp will react much less to it. But we are not talking about fishing in icy water, when the carp does not bite, does it? Up to 10-12 degrees the bait continues to work normally, actively attracting fish. And even when the temperature drops, it will work not to attract, but to keep the fish. Passing by and finding the feed area, the carp will simply linger on it a little longer, eating food, and there will be a chance to get it on the hook. And if there is no prikormki, then the chance to notice a small Boyle or attachment on the hook will be minimal, and the carp will simply pass by without lingering.

From bait traditionally used dry, as well as various cereals. Carp responds well to soybean meal, cake. Food soy sauce is a very effective flavoring agent that carp is good for in the fall. You can also use peas, well steamed, mashed potatoes in bait, corn porridge, bran, and other additives. Their effectiveness very much depends on the reservoir where they fish, as well as on the preferences of the fish in a particular place. As elsewhere on fishing, you need to search, experiment, try … Well, if you find it, they catch it in a proven way, using a proven bait.

The effectiveness of prikormki, especially in the fall, increases with the addition of animal component, as well as large particles such as pellets, corn grains, feed for livestock. The fact is that carp instinctively searches at the bottom of large particles and is not very tempted to rummage in a smeared prikormochnom stain, even if it smells good. He tries not to overload the digestion during the cold season, so that the food gets into the stomach of the sludge less, and takes only what seems to him most tasty in his mouth. Therefore, pellets, worms, maggots, added to the bait, are able to hold it for a long time, and in the prikormochnoy spot, formed by a single extruded dry bait, which has collapsed to the state of liquid gruel, it will stand, but, not finding large particles, it will leave. The animal component is also good

Carp fishing

Carp tackle English type is not as common in our country as the feeder and the more float fishing rod. Nevertheless, such a tackle is most suitable for carp fishing both in the current and in standing water. It involves the use of various types of rods for feeding, for marking the place of fishing and bottom exploration and for fishing directly. All of them are similar in appearance – this is a 2.5-4.2 meter long rod with a spinless reel, but there are serious differences in the structure and equipment. Carp fishing in October on a pond or on a graft is usually done using the classic English carp. This method is also used in November and December.

It is customary to distinguish between marker, spodovoe and working rod. Marker rod is designed to study the bottom of the reservoir, to identify promising areas, pit at depth, to identify the nature of the soil, etc. It is equipped with a special marker weights and only the cord, as well as a marker float. After the bottom has been examined and a good section has been found, mark the distance to the casting point and the reference point so that it can be repeated, and put a marker float. Throw the bait again in the same place and make a lure on the marker float.

For bait using spodovoe rod. It is rather rough, designed for long casting of a heavy feeder. Equipped usually also with a cord. A special man-made bird feeder, a rocket, is able to deliver a lot of food for a limited amount of time, and it can also hold and unload large particles, worms, and other dimensional components.

For fishing, put a working rod with a carp snap. It is a carp-type sliding sinker, to which a leash with a hook and a fishing line is attached. Sometimes, instead of the usual weights, a feeder of the “method” type is used, but the classic is a normal load without a feeder, because initially a large amount of bait is assumed, which can be cast with a fishing rod, and the feeder in this case will not be as effective. You can read the video below and enjoy the moments of poklevok.

Here it is of great importance how to properly deliver the bait to the point of catching carp. If fishing occurs far from the shore, in the middle of the pond, a classic carp casting is to let the cargo fly a little over the marker float. Then the nozzle is pulled up to the level that is set by a special marker on the fishing line. Use marker rubber or markers-dyes, the first is suitable for the cord, the second – if using monofil. This method allows you to accurately enough to catch in a strictly defined place that was lured. The feeder has a slightly different technology to achieve accurate casting, and it consists in clipping the fishing line on the reel.

Classic carp hair trim. A special leash is attached to the hook, and Boyle is installed on it – a special floating nozzle. Boilies can be purchased at the store or made yourself. There are many subtleties in cooking boilies. In fact, hair tooling is a boyle that floats in water, attached to a hairpin on a hook and a hook that hangs just below the boilie held by the hair. This nozzle carp quickly finds and willingly takes. He swallows Boyle, takes him down the throat, without feeling the hair. The hook in this case is in the area of ​​his lips, and he, trying to spit it out and at the same time swallowing the Boyle, usually self-cuts.

When fishing for a “method” type manger, it was initially pressed into it along with the feed. Since the feeder is open, when the feed is eroded, it jumps out of the bait and emerges. Under the water, this creates a distinctive sound, distinguishable by the fish, and it takes the nozzle.

It is worth mentioning the main feature of reels for carp fishing – this is the presence of a baytranner. A carp weighing more than 5 kg is able to easily drag the rod far into the water, and the angler will lose both his and his catch. And such instances are not uncommon.

This type of English carp fishing is a classic, practiced on large open reservoirs with stagnant water, platnikam. In our conditions, carp are often caught in the current, at a not very long distance from the shore. For example, in numerous canals of the navigable or irrigation system, in rivers. In such places there is a current, and the marker float will not be as effective as in standing water. In addition, the catching distance is usually small. You can get along with a shorter rod without a shock leader and long casting system. Yes, and zakorm can be done simply from the hand, throwing the balls with bait.

This simplified version allows you to manage only one rod. When fishing in the Astrakhan region in the Volga eriks, in reeds and reed ducts, it is very effective. It can be tested in the canals of the Krasnodar Territory, in the tributaries of the Volga, the Don and other reservoirs of a similar type, where it is not far from coast to coast. If carp want to catch a current at a longer distance, feeder fishing will be more suitable here.

Feeder fishing

Such fishing is most favorable when the carp is caught at a distance of more than 30-40 meters from the coast along the current. A hard enough rod of “hard” type is used even in the case when not too heavy loads are used. Firstly, such a rod will allow even not very large watering feeders to be thrown into the place of fishing, making a large starting starter quickly and efficiently. Secondly, this rod will allow you to cope with weighty carp, whose weight can reach more than 15 kilograms, and they resist when vyvazhivanii very active.

The feeder can be used traditional, or use the feeder type “method”. The latter is preferred for fishing with hair snap and boil. With the usual feeding trough, traditional feeder assemblies are often used – paternoster, inline, symmetrical loop. When using the cord, it is also advisable to use the shock leader, since the line on the shock leader dampens fish with its elasticity. Of course, it is necessary to be able to put two feeders: for zakorm, more, and for direct fishing, not so much. The traditional feeder is often used for autumn fishing for a worm, beetle larvae or other nozzle animals, for example, when carp is caught on a shrimp. Mostly biting is most effective on such bait.

Catching on carp feeder allows you to expand the capabilities of this gear. For many feeder anglers, catching carp in the fall means catching the biggest fish this season, as the size of autumn carps is impressive. The feeder has some drawbacks compared to the carp rod, but in general it allows you to catch carp on large rivers more effectively than other tackle.

Float rod

The most favorite and traditional tackle in any region of the CIS. Carp on the float is an unforgettable feeling! In the fall, both carp and crucian are caught, and when the water is sufficiently cooled, the rod can be reconfigured from catching larger carp to smaller crucian in the same places. In itself, a long rod allows you to feel well all the jerks of a fish in the water, all its behavior on the hook. And the float – even track down to the smallest detail how the carp will peck.

As it becomes clear, you need to use very strong rods intended for carp fishing. Typically, this type of float rod has a slow build and is made of low modulus graphite. Rod length – up to six meters. Managed with a longer stick of similar strength will be hard, as it will have an incredible weight. The use of cheap fiberglass float fishing rods is also not recommended. Best of all are not too cheap rods with Ali, which are called so – Carp. In China, carp fishing on the float fishing rod is no less popular than in the CIS countries, and even more. Their industry produces very good sticks suitable for this purpose.

The fishing rod must be equipped with rings and a reel. The coil can be taken both inertial and zero-speed. Inertial is preferable because it will be easier to handle, it is able to withstand heavier loads and has a low gear ratio, which makes it easy to reel the line if it was strained under the pressure of a fish. The rings on the rod must be of high quality, their legs must be completely buried with varnish and have no protruding parts. It is this rod that allows you to catch effectively in drizzling rain, when the fishing line sticks to it, and in good weather.

The rod is equipped with a fishing line, a fairly well visible float. It must be installed on a stand at such an angle that the carp could not drag it away, and it must be fixed somehow. It is simply impossible to keep such a stick constantly in your hand all day, so the stand must have, and not anyhow, but thoughtful. Many fishermen after installing rods move away from the water, so as not to frighten the carp with their presence on the shore.

So do not only float, but also karpyatnik fishermen. They assure that the carp sees well, and before starting to feed, it carefully examines whether there is someone on the shore. However, it is not necessary to go too far. There is a risk of simply not seeing the bite on the float from a long distance and being late with the hooking.


Boilies in float fishing are used less often and more often drowning.

What is caught and carp in October?

Here, the priority is traditional float tips – worm, bread, corn, potatoes.

In some cases, use hair accessories, especially if carp cautious. The nozzle should be on the bottom or at a very short distance from it. In the presence of a small current – slightly dragging along the bottom in front of the float.

A float rod for carp fishing is the most convenient tool for sturdy places. It happens that among the thickets of reeds there is a window in which there is a fish. And the bottom of this window is also covered with grass. Or so you can catch in the lotus bushes in the lower reaches of the Volga. The float can be gently thrown and put between the leaves of plants, if necessary, almost always successfully get it. But with the bottom gear this will not work.

Catching carp in October on the float fishing rod can not be everywhere, but wherever you can dock it. Usually under the shore at this time there are a lot of other fish, which for carp is an undesirable neighborhood, the same crucian carp. And large carp prefers to stay a little further. Therefore, for successful fishing, it is desirable to have a boat with you. A boat for a float angler is not only freedom of movement, but also a more significant catch. It makes it easier to dump the prey, it is easier to tighten it over the side than to pull it ashore. In this case, you can even do without a net.

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