There are two types of carp – silver ("white") and gold (popularly also called "yellow"). Habitats of each species are different. Goldfish love flowing large lakes, quiet stretches of rivers, prefers to stay in coastal algae. Golden carp inhabits muddy lakes and ponds, overgrown warm waters, the old flooded quarries, pits and flooded bayou, prefers places with soft bottoms and stagnant water. Occasionally found in large pools of calm, quiet rivers. Prefers to stay in the bottom layer.
Totally unpretentious (which is not true of silver) – can live in freezing winter and summer drying ponds, wonderful feeling to conditions of low oxygen content in water. Good carp bite from mid-May, after 2 weeks after spawning. Usually at this time is earing rye. During the spawning season of the bite missing. Peak biting observed in late May – early June, then decreases markedly, but a weak bite still lasts until mid-August. He goes into the pits for the winter in November or early December.
In warm winters normally are caught before the end of January. In cold winter carp are not fed, and in extreme cases (where there is very little air) – is buried in the mud. At the former place back after the summer ice melt. After hibernation great bite on bloodworms or small worm. This time it is impossible to miss. In the summer of carp are on special to make sounds, "smack," as the fishermen. Very often in the morning and, especially, the evening sunsets as he himself claims to be.