Silty lake bed.method etc

Marker50

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Hi.in my big carping days the lake bed was a important factor.
Ie if silty no inline set ups due to lead plugging into silt.
And taking time to find out was bottom was like marker floats etc.
Then using a rig to suit ie helicopter where lead goes in first then bait after to rest on bottom and for belts and braces maybe a pva nugget so bait is suspended until pva comes off then bait softly drops down onto silt.
I often think of my big carping style and wonder if i bring enough over to my commercial carp style.
Lots of things more use of pop ups etc .
Probs more in cooler months waiting for a bite thinking is that rig set correct.
At the moment i more try to get the nice plop on method etc without knowing lake bottom much.
 

Godber

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Popped up bread, pellet cone with 12" hooklength, expanders, dead reds, all good on silty bottoms.
Plumbing up with a lead, finding where the silt line starts next to islands and far/near banks.
 

rd115

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Larger but lighter method (like a drennan large in 25g, Preston ICS large 20g) larger surface area so doesn't vanish into the silt.
 

rudd

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I use 6mm or 8mm bandit pop ups off a method feeder.
Will increase hooklength up to 12/14 inches at times when I feel fish are off bottom.
Will also mix a dryer mix with liquid attractive such as goo added on top when pressed on feeder.
I am looking for a slow sinking cloud of attraction. and as post above found a flat lighter method feeder settles on top of bottom junk or just into it where a lead may go in further.
 
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