Another important tip that often gets overlooked is the need for the lakes natural food to seek out the suns warmer water also. This means the caddis, snails, shrimps etc are all slowly making their way up the marginal shelf to seek out those warmer hot spots.
It’s no surprise that the carp are usually close by. Carp once again are programmed year in, year out to know where the natural food larders are as soon as they wake up from a winter slumber. This means a quick meal, with minimal efforts and energy.
Looking for warmer marginal areas at this time of year is a great starting point for a bait position. Areas of bank that see the sun, little coves, bays, especially those that are reed lined have always proven deadly in the early spring. Reeds soak up the suns warmth and push it out like little radiator tubes throughout the day and the carp love them.
Tip: Take a leaf out of a trout anglers armoury and gain some knowledge on the insect life cycle of a lakes and rivers. Loads of books are available and they can often help with hatches at certain times of the year and where these insects can be found, find these and the carp are usually close by. Present a bait on a natural feeding spot and its a win, win!