Carp Depth and Height in Water

Carp Depth and Height in Water

The depth, or height, of Carp in a body of water varies on several factors, such as water temperature, time of day, and light level. Carp are by nature bottom feeders, which means they can normally be found on the bottom of the lake or river, sifting through mud and trawling for food. In colder water temperatures this is certainly true. If the day is overcast or cold, then your best bet for the depth of Carp in water is deep down.

Warm conditions, especially sunny days will bring the Carp depth to the surface. There will still be Carp to be caught on the bottom of the lake or river, but warmer water temperatures will bring them to a shallower depth. Warmer temperatures and sun bring Carp out of the depths to the surface as they enjoy basking in the sun and looking for food which may be floating around on the surface of the water.

Time of day also affects the depth of Carp in water. If you ever go night fishing for Carp you will find that again in warm conditions the Carp will move right in close to the margins, which is obviously a much shallower depth. They do this to look for food around the margins that may have become stuck, and the cover of darkness gives them extra safety and confidence in less deep water.

If you are unsure of the depth of water Carp can be found at then you can buy a sonar detector, however this can be fairly expensive. The best way to tell the depth of Carp in water is to 'learn from trying'. If you are not catching on the surface, then trying going to the bottom, and vice versa.

A depth plummet is the best way to find the depth of the water. If you are ledgering you do not really need to plummet the depth for Carp, but it you are float fishing for Carp you will need to know the height at which to set your float.

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