While most carp in Europe and North America will spawn sometime between April and July, they can spawn as early as March in warmer regions and as late as August or September in colder climate zones.
The ultimate weather conditions for carp include moderate to warm air and water temperatures, an overcast sky and winds from the south and southwest. Add a slowly falling or stable low air pressure to that and you have got yourself extremely “carpy” conditions.
There are numerous venues in the South of Sweden that hold big carp and many of them can be fished with a conventional fishing license. Some can even be fished for free. So if you ever happen to visit Sweden between April and October.
Bass and carp actually can coexist and do so in plenty of waters in both the United States and Canada. However, in waters that have an overpopulation of carp, bass populations can be affected negatively and may only recover if the number of carp is reduced and regulated.
Unhooking mats are made of a protective outer fabric and a soft foam-based center and used to protect the fish from harming itself while you handle and unhook it on land. They come in many different shapes and sizes and are most commonly used for carp fishing.