Carp are gregarious freshwater fish, is unique because it contains fats, such as marine fish, which reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood, the flesh tender and very tasty. It belongs to the family Cyprinidae. The diet includes a variety of phytoplankton, small algae, as well as the young shoots of aquatic plants. Therefore, they can be called “filters” ponds.
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The fish body is high, back is gray-greenish hue, while the sides and belly are silver. And because the eyes are set low enough, it is called “fat head”.
Today, carp are three types:
- white – a freshwater schooling fish, the size of the head which is nearly 20%;
- ordinary, or as it is called variegated – different from the previous large head size, darker coloration, and rapid growth. It is also worth noting that this type of diet is more varied;
- hybrid – picked from the first type is the external appearance and the other rapid growth. At the same time became more resistant to cold.
When and where to catch carp?
The biting time starts from the first days of may and lasts until the end of September. However, in those days when the water is heated to 23-25°C there is a significant growth of various phytoplankton, which is the main source of food, carp in every possible way ignores artificial bait or nozzle. It is worth remembering that the more heated water, the better to digest food, and this means that the fish starts to feed more often. But there is also his BUT than more turbid water from the abundance of algae, which also aktiviziruyutsya in this weather, the more difficult to catch at ordinary bait. At such moments the ideal option is when the water in the reservoir clean, warm and blooming.
In ponds, often the fish can be seen on the plots to a depth of 4 meters, the bottom of which is covered with a soft “blanket” of sludge. In the morning and in the evening flocks swim closer to the shore, and in the afternoon sail on the opposite depth.