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Wise Methods Of Carp Fishing - Where To Go

Written By Unknown on Rabu, 02 April 2014 | 01.32

By Melodi Melley


It is important that you know as much about carp as you can before you go out on your first fishing trip to catch these elusive fish. Are you an experienced angler? If so, you still will be at a disadvantage if you don't know the behavior and feeding habits of these fish, so you need to learn about them before you set out on your trip. For some reason, carp like shady areas that are hard to find, so this is where you need to look. The following tips and strategies will help you hook a carp the next time you go out fishing.

Throughout the world, carp fishing has always been popular, and is now gaining momentum in the United States. Going all the way back to the Middle Ages, this is when carp fishing began in Europe. Carp fishing is popular in the UK, plus other areas of Europe, even to this day. This type of fish has long been highly valued in Asia as well. For over 1000 years, carp has been used in China in various recipes and dishes. Over the last century, carp have been introduced to almost every region on earth. This means you can enjoy the sport of carp fishing no matter where you go, though the particular species you encounter may vary from place to place.

Carp can be very good at detecting that you are after them. Sometimes they only nibble, and if they do latch onto your hook, they will try to get it out of their mouths as soon as they can. Sometimes they are so gentle that you may not realize that you actually had a bite. Using barbless hooks is probably your best bet when going after carp wherever you will fish. If the carp do not detect a barb, you may be able to catch one much more easily with this type of hook. Creating slack in your line with a weight is also a good idea. Just make sure it's a couple feet up from the hook itself. This will make it harder for the carp to notice that your bait is not a natural meal for them to snack on. You don't want them to know you are there, which is why you use these strategies to bypass their natural instincts.

It is true that carp are often referenced as a single type of fish, yet with over 100 different varieties, they are quite diverse in many ways. They are mostly native to Europe and Asia, but today they can be found throughout the world. Not too long ago, when European settlers in the 1800s came to the United States, they brought carp with them because it was a familiar fish for them to eat. The problem with this was that they threatens other species, and quickly bred to overpopulate certain areas. They can cause the waters to become very muddy because they are bottom feeders and uproot vegetation when they feed. So even today, carp are prized by some anglers while despised by others as a species that needs to be controlled. One of the most popular spots in the world for carp fishing is Pymatuning Lake in Pennsylvania and Ohio. There is a lake located in Pymatuning State Park, which is the largest state park in Pennsylvania, that you need to go to. There is an annual event at this lake called the Spillway, where people throw bread into the lake and watch while thousands of carp come to the surface to feed on it. It really is a big event! It draws thousands of people, from all over the world, specifically anglers that love to see carp. Of course, you can go to Pymatuning Lake to do carp fishing whenever you want to. And if you want to fish, you have to get an Ohio or Pennsylvania fishing license to do so.

It is very common for people to not catch a carp, primarily because they are not fond of being out in the open like other fish. Shady areas of the water are very popular with carp, especially when it is extremely hot outside. Once you understand this, you will then realize the importance of knowing your fishing area. Ask experienced carp fishermen where the best spots are.

Like some species of fish, carp have a knack of knowing you are there to get them. Anglers know that they will spit out hooks, even after they have tasted the bait and have it in their mouths. You could actually go through the whole day without knowing they were there. Using barbless hooks is probably your best bet when going after carp wherever you will fish. If the carp do not detect a barb, you may be able to catch one much more easily with this type of hook. Putting a weight several feet above the bait can create slack which can help you catch them as well. What this does it it makes the bait look more natural, which means they are more likely to bite than otherwise. It's all about bypassing the instincts of the fish, which is something you have to do when you go carp fishing. People that enjoy carp fishing will travel to Pymatuning Lake in Pennsylvania and Ohio, a place that is coveted worldwide. There is a lake located in Pymatuning State Park, which is the largest state park in Pennsylvania, that you need to go to. The lake is teaming with carp, so much so that when annual visitors throw bread on top of the water, thousands come to the surface of Spillway Lake for all to enjoy. Anglers from all over journey to this summertime tourist attraction just to watch the carp come to the surface. Fishing at other times it is also permissible at Pymatuning Lake as well. In Ohio or Pennsylvania license for fishing is necessary in order to participate.

Perhaps, if you are lucky enough, the giant carp will be looking for your type of bait, and you could end up with a big one. With large carp, those over 20 pounds, if you aren't holding tight, your entire rig could be rocked or lost. When fishing for carp, that is why you need to always pay attention and keep a firm grip on your pole. It is so important to be alert at all times because you never know when an enormous carp will come along and swipe your bait while you are not looking.

Believe it or not, carp fishing is an annual sport, simply because you can do this all over the world. If you are up to it, you need to get the proper equipment, and see if you can find a great fishing hole. Over time, you will develop techniques of your own that you can utilize with the ones we have shared with you so that you can become more proficient at catching carp.




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