So I've come to realize that I mainly use spinners for all my fishing. About 98% of the time I'm using spinners. So my question really is, is it possible to catch all types of fish on spinnersd or maybe what fish can't be caught on a spinner? I'm gonna try spinners for salmon and steelhead just cuz I really like usin spinners, I haven't read up on techniques and gear for catchin them so I'm stickin to what I know atm
I am short of a Spinner nut myself....
I lean toward Blue Fox Spinners....
Winter Steelies and most Salmons will hit #5 or #6 in Black, Chartreuse, Neon Green, Fluorescent Orange, and Naturals (browns). I also replace all of my hooks with 'red' Gamagatsu Octopus Hook, 4xStrong, Straight Eye, Offset-Point. If I cannot locate them in 'red', I dip them in some of that cheap ladies nail polish (not the tip) and let them dry, then paint them with Sally Hansen's 'Hard-as-nails' clear coat. This type of painting make your lure and hook colors almost
bullet proof, takes a lot of abuse before chipping off.
Fish them in the classic 'cast and let sink' technique then alternate your retrieve with twitches and little jerks, allowing the Spinner to flutter and you'll pry open the mouths of some of those 'lockjaw' fish. Seems to work much better than the normal 'slow retrieve and let spin' technique, however do not be afraid to change up your retrieve with that as well. Sometimes it's all about the 'angle of the dangle' that will stir up a bite!
If I can't get a bite on the Spinners, then I change up to 'Float-n-jig' fishing.... last go to is just a normal corkie-n-yarn with or without bait.
Last resort would be any color and size "DUPONT SPINNER".... however, everyone seems to frown on using them.