SHEDDING SOME LIGHT ON SPOTS
You already know that fish are less mobile during this period. The jumping and porpoising which indicates their presence is a lot more rare. For more success search out areas where there are fish. The spots where there are fish are very obvious. You'll soon be able to spot them easily.
In the first place, even if it seems obvious, the edges should not be neglected. They are home to dense vegetation and the perfect living environment for developing larvae and other small insects which carp adore. The shallow depth of these areas means the water warms up when the sun is at its highest. The milder temperatures in these areas attract carp.
River edges warmed by the sun are very much appreciated by carp
If you fish in lakes or ponds, the shallows should hold your attention. These areas where the depth is shallower (between 1.20 m and 2.50 m) allow aquatic vegetation to grow there and shelter all the small insects which carp adore. The shallow depth of the area means the water warms up more quickly when it's sunny. Spotting shallows requires a bit of experience, but there are few signals which can quickly put you on the right track. A dark patch is often the sign of shallows. You can also see if there is grass "tickling" the surface of the water. If so, don't hesitate any longer and set up your line near this spot.