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Oh how I used to long for the monthly fishing magazine to hit my local shop magazine rack – hoping that there would be an article on carp fishing to some how help me with my struggles in the pursuit of my ‘addition’ the monster carp! This was the 1970’s yet it only seems like yesterday, those were the days when carp fishing was a minority sport unlike today – when it seems everyone and their grandmother goes carp fishing!

There was very little information available, even your fellow successful carp fishermen where you happen to be fishing were, well to put it bluntly – would not even talk to you, let alone pass on a few good fishing tips, it really was a very secretive era.

I remember one very secretive carp fisherman from the old days that was very successful, you would not believe the extremes that this chap would go to, for example when he started his carp angling session, he would lay a large ground sheet down and set up all his tackle here, when he packed up, he carefully rolled the ground sheet up making sure he took every single item of tackle home with him as he just didn’t want anyone to know how he was catching the carp!

This is just unbelievable to today’s modern day carp angler, who incidentally – must be overwhelmed with the amount of information that is available, from several monthly magazines that specialize in carp angling, plus an endless stream of carp fishing DVD’s and books coming out, it’s enough to confuse any beginning carp angler.

Today one of the greatest breakthroughs in learning on ‘How to be a Successful Carp Angler’ is by studying a carp dvd with actual live filming of carp fishing, especially a carp fishing dvd that not only shows actual tactics but specifically concentrates on the underwater filming of how the carp feed in their own environment, this is really an important area that the beginning carp angler should learn, if he/she truly wants to be successful. So take my humble advice and learn about how the carp live / behave in there habitat before moving on to the area of bait, rigs and fishing techniques.

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Winter Carp Fishing Boilies Pellet and Paste Bait Tips

Many fishermen get an anxiety attack thinking about their baits in winter and rightly so! Most commercially produced baits are not made to be ideal winter baits but in part to fulfil typical customer expectations which lead to more buyer confidence in the bait. This produces quite a few baits having constant features which may not necessarily always lead to the best bait option.

For example, such a winter bait will last more than 12 hours in water as a functional durable hook bait. Or exude a smell which is recognisable to a buyer to fit a current fashion (like pineapple for example. Or have a fair degree of initial hardness when first immersed in water and even have a dry centre. Such baits require a period of soaking in order to allow the bait to open up its texture and structure enough to release good soluble attraction into the water. Often winter baits can be so over-flavoured that they repel fish. Over-flavouring of baits works but can be a disadvantage on many waters where the same bait and flavours have been used too much to keep a real edge.

Many effective winter baits having a more open texture, containing more coarse ingredients like bird foods, (egg biscuit, hempseed, wheat germ meal etc,) the levels are often in less than ideal proportions that could lead to a more attractive and digestible bait. A bait with an open soft structure and capable of leaching soluble attractors while retaining attractive nutritional signals and taste factors is often much better than a dense textured bait which inhibits the dispersal of its attractors even if its a high protein milk protein bait. Very important taste signals which are received by carps taste receptors can directly influence the longevity of feeding on your bait and even if it is eaten at all.

Many baits will have high proportions of finely milled flours. In some carp studies it was found that carp preferred to eat coarse food items such as cracked maize, as opposed to finely milled maize flour made into dough balls. (This has much to do with nutrition being lost during the milling process – taste the difference between milled oats and natural oats for example.) Cracking open a piece of natural maize releases more concentrated flavour than the dough balls made from maize flour.

There has been a long growing trend towards use of so-called ‘food baits’ by carp anglers in many countries. This in theory means that carp get used to eating such a bait feeling the nutritional benefits that it contains and keep coming back for more. Such baits retain higher levels of taste substances after long immersion in water, than say a cheap ‘crap bait’ made from soya, semolina, rice flour or maize meal.

The cheap low food value bait base mix has very little in regards to nutritional attraction which contribute to taste attraction. In the case of the average commercially produced bait, results are often very similar between them because the ingredients used are so often the same or very similar and are offering similar nutritional rewards. Having been fed on these baits constantly by numbers of anglers and being hooked on them often fish can reduce their feeding on this bait now they need this supplemental nutrition offered less.

Some anglers say that carp do not differentiate between different anglers’ balanced nutritional baits, arguing they will eat them all anyway once flavours and most taste factors have leached out; the real difference being an individual angler’s abilities. This is very true in that years ago a low nutrition bait with a flavour could not match the attraction profile and nutritional rewards of constantly eating a balanced nutritional bait. At that time such baits could really produce astounding results. But these days most busy carp waters are fed such a wide range of baits, (which now form much of the bulk of the fish stocks diet,) that differences in catch rates between the commercially produced baits are mostly very similar, with few really standing out for long.

Even the new baits with added enzymes claiming to contain ‘optimum levels of the right amino acids for the best concentration and release of the most stimulating amino acids to carp,’ do not seem to work everywhere to the same degree of success compared to average baits. It seems that every carp water is different in regards to the relative nutritional requirements and possible deficiencies or not that carp may have. Much depends upon exactly how carp respond to each type of bait as a direct consequence of the nutrition that can be detected in it and efficiently digested and assimilated from it. There is evidence that use of the new generation of more highly preserved quality food baits, when used together with low flavour fresh frozen type baits on the same base mix can offer special attraction advantageous.

It’s the bait which offers more stimulating taste or a different nutritional attraction profile or a more stimulatory physiological effect that can get around the natural and angler-conditioned defences of carp. Many anglers have missed the potent physiological effects of essential oil mixtures including improved digestion and changes metabolism stimulation. An energized cold water carp is going to move faster and further, be more generally active, eat more bait, give you more chances of more pick-ups and even more far enough fast enough to self-hook itself against your lead, when they might otherwise not do so. I am personally extremely interested in the physiological, physical, mental, mood altering, general health and energy promoting effects of carp bait additives and ingredients. We have been catching carp for years by ‘drugging them’ and fishing baits are now more scientifically complex now than ever before.

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Fishing Tips – How To Become An Expert Fisher

Looking for the target fish first is needed before attempting to catch fishes. Keep in mind that fishes stays at the water where there is enough cover, oxygen and food. Be certain to stay at a close distance to this area and you can certainly catch fish there, only you have to pay patience in finding them.

Fishes living there ranges in wide variety. That is why, they do not live in same areas in the water. Different fishes adapt to different conditions of environment. Different fishes can tolerate different salt levels, oxygen amount, food amounts and types, temperature of the water and areas for hiding. Salt is the element that distinguishes most of the fish. Fish used the element of salt to survive. However, there are fishes that cannot survive in areas with lots of salt but there are also fish species that can live in both fresh water and salt water.

Compared to ocean, rivers, reservoirs and freshwater ponds have lesser salt. Majority of the water in North America are bodies of freshwater. In this kind of water, fishes are mostly carp, crappie, bass, catfish and bluegrip. However, many fish species live in the salty water portion of the ocean. This can be attributed to their kidneys. Because of the kidneys of the fish, they are provided with the ability to retain an appropriate balance of salt in their body. Flounder, sea trout, cod and bluefish are some of the more common fishes that can be found in saltwater.

Oxygen is another factor for looking at a perfect spot for fishing. The level of oxygen is important for the fishes to survive. There are some fish that can survive in less oxygen. This is exemplified by the carp species, unlike the trout, which needs sufficient level of oxygen. The presence of living plants in the stream or lake has a significant effect on the oxygen level in the water. These plants increase the oxygen of the water by the process of photosynthesis. This is a process that makes food by the use of sunlight. Oxygen also goes to the water from the air above the water surface.

Specific fish species are found in water depending on food types available in the area. Different areas provide various food types and amount. Since all the fish must eat, there is a big competition among the fishes. And this issue is another important factor that distinguish which species of fish are present in certain area in the water.

Water temperature is another factor. Different fishes tolerate different temperature of water. There are fishes, which are flexible. They are able to live in different ranges in temperature. On the other hand, there are also fishes that need either warm or cold water to live. This can be exemplified with the trout. Trout can only live in cold water. To easily find the certain type of fish, one tip is to know and learn the different water temperature preferences of different fish species. Through this, one will not get difficulty locating the preferred fish types.

As human, we have the ability to control one of the factors when talking about where the fishes live. This is the water quality which is the most common determinants of the specific place to find the fishes. We have the ability to retain high water quality level. Just keep in mind that sufficient oxygen level is very important to let the fish survive. Clean and pollution-free water is another very important factor, but this is actually not enough. There are still some fish species that do not just need clean water. Carp for one can live in not-so-very-clean water. Therefore cleanliness is not enough, high quality of water is the most important factor for the fishes to survive.

Knowing the specific places where to find the target fishes is important for successful fishing. There are several factors that affect the place where fishes most often stay. These are salt level, oxygen level and water temperature. Fishes are all different and have different needs too. That is why, knowing about these different factors to find the area in the water where they live is important for anglers like you.

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Fishing Tips: How to Find Fish

Catching fish is easier to do when you know where they are. In this article on fishing tips we will give you some pointers to help you understand where fish live.

Fish are going to be everywhere there are water, food, oxygen, and protection. However there are different types of fish and they all live in different types of water. They all need different amounts of oxygen, salt, amounts of food, different water temperatures, in different areas to hide.

Salt is a particularly distinguishing characteristic for fish. Some fish prefer to be where there is a lot of salt why others do not want any salt at all. Some fish must have salt to survive while others are more of a freshwater type of fish.

North America is particularly known for the amount of fresh water lakes and ponds and streams. This is where you will catch carp, bass, bluegill, catfish, and other types of fish.

The opposite would be a fish that prefers salty water like you find in an ocean. Common types of fish you will find in salt water include cod, flounder, bluefish, trout, and tuna.

Oxygen is an important factor when it comes to the type of fish you will find. All fish need a certain amount of oxygen to survive. Trout for example need a larger amount of oxygen to survive. Anywhere there are lots of plants you will find higher levels of oxygen.

Some fish need more food to survive. Certain bodies of water will have more food than others and the types of food available vary as well. All fish need to eat and the amount of competition for the food affects the type of fish in that particular area.

Water temperatures vary and this determines the type of fish you will find as well. Some fish are more flexible than others and can live in a wide range of temperatures.

Other fish need either particularly warm or cold water to survive. Trout for example will only be found in cold water. If you are looking for a certain type of fish you need to learn about the type of water it prefers before fishing in that area.

Another factor that humans can directly impact is the quality of the water. Keeping it unpolluted is important and most fish need good water to survive.

This is a few fishing tips on how to find where fish are living. As you can see there are several factors including salt, oxygen, temperature, food, and the quality of water that all come into play.

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