The process of carp fishing on a wild lake is very different from carp fishing in a stocked pond. Typically, in an artificial reservoir for paid fishing there is a large amount of carp. The artificial environment makes the fish stay in tightness. In such "close" conditions of life, the fish is caught in everything that it is offered. Catch carp on a wild lake more difficult. The carp that survived in a wild water reservoir is different in mind and cunning. This is clearly manifested in his behavior and attitude towards the bait.
Feature of carp fishing on a wild lake
The main feature of carp fishing on a wild body of water is to search for carp in "deaf" places. In the way of life, carp is very different from their counterparts who live in special reservoirs. On paid lakes, carp freely swim across the water area and is not afraid to swim to the shore. Carp lures a splash or a blow on the water. He knows what it's food.
On a wild lake, any loud sound causes the carp to hide in shelter. Permanent habitation in the underwater forest imposes an imprint on the fodder base of a large carp. His diet consists of crayfish, shellfish, snails and worms that are washed away in the rain from the shore. Feeds carp and plant food. Everybody knows about this, but not all use this knowledge correctly.
It is believed that to attract carp you need to use a lot of sweet canned corn. In fact, the opposite is true. From corn in carp, the appetite disappears. He quickly gorges. The carp stops moving and becomes corn at the bottom. Spreading the corn by a pond leads to passivity of the carp on the pond. This applies not only to large carp but also to small fish.
The habitat of carp on a wild lake
A little advice. The place is best chosen based on the season and the depth of the reservoir. An overgrown place with branches of fallen trees does not count. There's always carp. The problem is to pull it out from there. I advise you to start spawning first. In spring it is the best place for catching trophy carp.
In summer, a promising place for carp fishing on a wild lake in the shade of trees. Even if there is very little depth there. My rule is a large carp for small bait. Boyles use a maximum of 15-16 mm. I never use round ones. In the feeding program, all boilies are of different size, color and smell. So wild carp will be less afraid of bait.
Equipment for carp on a wild lake
It's good to have a boat with an electric motor. Required echo sounder. The rod-marker is needed for a small lake. It is good to have a map of the depths of the lake. If the map of the lake is not visually and with the help of sonar find a promising place for fishing.
These are pits (not deep), large thickets of grass where carp feeds constantly. Even with the echo sounder, you need to tap the bottom with a sinker. This often helps to understand on what soil you will be catching carp on a wild lake.