This article explains what the weather might matter during a fishing session. Some weather factors can influence the behavior of the carp. It is important not to overlook this aspect of fishing in order to put the odds on his side…
The weather elements
The direction of the wind has a direct impact on CARP feeding habits. The nutrients in the water following the direction of the winds that produce a surface current. CARP following nutrients because they can taste and smell the substances dissolved and dispersed in the water. They have a highly sensitive olfactory system that allows them to feel any substance dissolved in the water and determine if it is a good source of food. In addition, the lips of the CARP are equipped with cells chemically sensitive (one could say “taste buds”) to help him determine whether a food is good or bad.
When water driven by the wind hits the shore, there occurs a background against which moves to the top of the food (microorganisms, plants dissolved etc.) and attracts the fish. When food becomes rare, carp will move again away from the Bank and will gradually disperse seaward across the lake or the river. A change in the direction of the wind in a new direction will encourage fish to return back to shore still following the direction of the wind.
For fly fishing, we often suggest to fish with the headwind, but it is not an absolute rule. River and river, Windchill can however be swayed by the current according to the areas where the fish, so the water flow must be taken into account also. In the case of a session on a cold weather front, we have the wind from the front, if rather fish far offshore to reach milder areas or then rather choose to fish the border on the other side with the wind in your back. If the wind enters a Bay and is an ideal location and there are many possibilities of fishing in the Bay.
The barometric pressure
Scientific research has proven that the barometric pressure has effects varied on the behavior of the carp. When the barometer drops, carp tend to slow his activity and the frequency of food intake.Conversely, when the barometer was, CARP becomes more active, in search of food fresh and living microorganisms. But why exactly?
It is the level of atmospheric pressure, either above or below the base pressure that will have an influence on the behaviour of fish. The normal reporting basis is 1015 Hpa (hectopascal):
- Above the base and 1020 Hpa, we talk of high pressure and the announcement of a front hot and dry.
- 1015 Hpa, we are about to change.
- Underneath the base and 1010 Hpa, we talk of low pressure and the announcement of a cooling.
The air pressure will influence the level of oxygen in the water. Some fish such as carp are influenced by this factor because they need oxygen to function… When pressures are high usually, they are the sign of a heat wave, evaporation and heating of the water, they do not allow a renewal of oxygen dissolved in the water and if the water oxygen levels are low, the CARP tend to become lethargic and lazy, it’s as if they didn’t have enough energy to move and feed. As with us humans when we find the time “is heavy and warm” and lack of air we softened…
Conversely, low pressure often mean the harbinger of wind and rain, which, stirring the water, increase the rate of dissolved oxygen and will tend to raise the feeding activity of fish. That’s why it’s best fishing carp, on days when the air pressure is low or at least when the atmospheric pressure is in a downward trend.
“Everything is relative, it is the tendency to observe.”
Of course everything is relative to the temperature. If we are on a cold weather and the water is cold, increased pressure often announces the arrival of the good weather and thus a warming of the water temperature to come that will revive the activity of the fish. It is a set of parameters to observe and analyse a given situation.
In either case, it’s the trend that one must consider and as in the case of the meaning of the above statement wind, this factor may also be frustrated by the current River and river, since the latter will result in reoxygener water. In rivers and streams, it is rather the flow (strength of the current) and water levels affecting a lot more pressure in water than air pressure, less than fish on a large section or a dead arm for a full-size to very low flow water course. It’s observation and the judicious choice of the area that we will decide to fish.
The temperature of the water
The carp is a poikilotherme animal (or cold-blooded), that is to say that his body temperature varies with that of the environment where they live. Metabolism and food intake of the CARP mechanism are strongly influenced by the water temperature and the ambient aquatic environment. Without entering in detail in a long and boring short of carp biology, a simple way to explain it would be to say that carp is devoid of stomach: taking weight and muscle energy, appetite are linked to a set of chemical transformation and assimilation mechanisms foods ingested, combined with the temperature of the water (heat) and the nature of foods (lipids (, carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids, minerals etc.), which will work inside the digestive tract mainly in intestinal transit. For example, carp assimilates less protein by cold water, its metabolism and the mechanism of food intake are also slowed. When the water warms, the feeding activity of carp takes over and she’ll be fine in search of food. The temperature of water is something very important to consider in fishing strategy to implement, whether in the boot or in the selection of bait used for fishing.
The effects of the weather in general
Weather trends affect the quality of fishing. Medium and cloudy, weather conditions such as clouds, rain and probabilities of storm fronts, increase the probability of capture a carp. Rain falling on a surface of warm water manages to cool and to increase oxygen levels. This cooling of surface to the top makes it more sensitive to odors of food and more active carp. On the other hand, a too sudden and intense cold front seems to have the opposite effect. The CARP becomes less active and more difficult to capture.
In clear water and sunny conditions, the Visual ability of carp is excellent and will make fishing more difficult and technical. In contrast, cloudy conditions, reduce the amount of light in the water and have effect to hide the presence of fishermen on the banks.
The regularity of the weather is also an important factor to consider in planning a session. What we have noticed is that carp does not seem to appreciate the changes too fast and brutal weather. No matter that it’s hot, cold, or shine, provided it is on a regular basis, the stability of the weather is the factor to consider to improve the chances of capture. Therefore fishing is best when we have a stable weather. Conversely, a weather “saw-tooth” makes fishing more difficult but not impossible. The weather elements is not to be overlooked when preparing a fishing session or simply when trying to choose a fishing station.
Now, when planning a session of carp fishing, think twice before you select a period and a fishing area.
Tip: These considerations are also valid for other species of fish. Good fishing
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