Saturday, March 30, 2013

Anatomy of a Spring Spot

In the early spring certain spots or venues produce.  These all share about the same characteristics.  Here are a few things to look for in a good spring spot:
*Shallow water- I like to fish spots that are 2-6 feet deep.
*Places with a dark bottom-  These places heat up a lot faster on a sunny day and carp will seek that warmer water.
*Structure-  Places that have downed trees or rocks where carp can hide are also attractive.
*Places like shallow ponds, shallow coves in a deep pond, canals, sandbars in a river, or shallow coves off a main river channel are all good locations.
*Try to fish these spots in the late afternoon and/or evening when the water has warmed up.

I fished a place tonight that had all the characteristics described above.  I landed three nice mirror carp on hair rigged sweet corn. Prior to fishing I did prebait with boiled field corn about three hours before I fished.  Prebaiting is yet another important key in the early season.

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