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Fishing in muddy water
Posted 24 August 2009 - 08:52 AM
I am from southern India and new to this forum. I wondered if you face a similar situation where carp fishing goes completely dead when the lakes get muddy after heavy rain. More so when the lakes are connected to rivers through canal systems ? All we catch are catfish in these conditions.
Muddy water conditions also coincide with the spawning season which could be one of the reasons, but do they the carp stop eating altogether at this time ?
Posted 25 August 2009 - 03:57 AM
just for intro Owen is a avid full time angler , builds his own designed custom built rods, which most of us use in south India ,he is nearly completing the book on angling in India with his life time experiences in fresh water angling , A very good teacher ,conservator, active board member of WASI (wild life association of south india)
This monsoon we try red colored vanilla flavored bait what say
Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:19 PM
There is a lake near me that is stream fed and has an overflow back into the same stream, and I concur, after heavy rain and the muddying of the water, action completely tapers off. I have tried a myriad of techniques and baits during these conditions, but have reluctantly now come to the conclusion that the fish simply switch off.
Posted 31 August 2009 - 08:29 PM
Sometimes a bunch of worms can work wonders after heavy rain, as these are often washed into the water, when they come out of the soil to stop drowning,
Fully agree. An entirely natural presentation of a natural source of food. Worms work very well for me when fishing the River Alne during high/fast/coloured water. I sometimes freeline them and let them trot with the flow, keeping my fingertip in touch with the line, rather like touch legering.
Posted 11 September 2009 - 11:45 AM
A few pix of the Indian Rohu (red coloured carp) and calabanse (black coloured labeo) All between 8 and 20lbs. Caught on paste bait made from the local ragi millet, using size 8 short shank wide gape hooks and 20 lb mono (ledgering). We often catch them just off the bottom while float fishing.
The mouths of these fish are real small when compared to the common carp.
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