Salmon fishing is a hobby very few can truly resist. More interesting and full of suspense than normal fishing, the thrill and excitement of catching a 50 pound salmon fish can hardly be expressed in words. If you are hooked to the salmon fishing, it would be safe to assume that you learnt fishing at an early age or at least a couple of years back. Whether you are a new salmon fishing enthusiast or someone who is quite familiar with this hobby, one thing is for sure; once you have done it, you will never have enough of it!
Like everything that can be learnt with practice, salmon fishing too can be perfected by constant practice and dedicated approach. If you are someone who is trying too hard to catch salmon but is not striking luck, you definitely need some more practice and patience. While practice can be done, you would definitely need some handy tips for getting a good catch.
Before you go fishing for a specific type of fish, it is advisable that you know the fish you are going to fish for.
Learning about the likes and the dislikes of the fish you will go for is very important because it will help you choose the gear that you will have for your fishing. Not only learning about the salmon you are about to catch will help you get successful in your endeavour; it will also allow you to get bigger catch than you imagined.
* As a rule, you should look for salmon in cold water because they hate warm water. Salmon only go to warm water in order to feed.
* Salmon and some species of salmon like Chinook salmon do not like calm water that has a lot of boats. If Chinook salmon is what you are looking for, choppy waters are your best choice.
* While choosing bait for your salmon, do not go for smaller bait as it would not be enough for attracting a fish as big as a salmon. As salmon prefer bigger baits, your bait should ideally be around 5-7 inches in length in order to attract a salmon.
* Waters that are cloudy and filled with planktons are some of the favourite places of a salmon fish. By being in cloudy water, salmon fishes feel protected as it conceals them from predators.
* For catching the salmon of your choice, it is important that you choose your bait or lure carefully. Depending on the type of salmon, you can choose herring, anchovies or squids in order to get the salmon of your choice. After selecting your bait or lure, attracting the attention of salmon is the next important thing that you will have to do with your bait or lure. For this, just make sure that your bait looks injured and you will have your salmon.
* If you are looking for a Chinook salmon, make it a point to cast the line at least 50-60 feet away from the boat and 20-25 feet deep. Last but not the least, always remember to sharpen your hooks as they tend to become blunt.