- Mar 31, 2009
- coos bay, oregon
what is the best way to catch salmon? chinook anyway? im still learning about salmon so any advice is greatly appreciated
Depends on what river you are fishing, and who you ask... But nobody can deny the power some nuclear cured eggs have over Chinook. Last Supper is probably the best out-of-can cure you can easily buy. And it has tricked many hundreds of Chinook for me, and my buds over the years. But I say eggs should be your first choice of three wishes if you got stuck on a desert island, with fresh water streams that held Chinook...
Exactly bobberdown. and I'll be damned, I see a period in there .
Okay, cured eggs it is next time I am down on the lower Sandy.
My biggest problem (beside not catching fish) is that I generally have to re-bait after every third cast or so, using quarter to half dollar sized bits of skein eggs on a 1/0 or smaller hook (with an egg loop knot). Drifting or under bobber. will wrapping the eggs in pantyhose make them any less effective?
if you are in the lower rivers estuarys....when the tide is comming in and the water is cold 42-57 troll cut plug herring (use a gilly cutting jig) Rig up with a 3-5 oz keel sinker, 1 1/2 foot of leader, a medium fish flash, then a 5-6' mooching leader...look this rig up. when the water is warm 58+ troll or plunk a spinner or a kwikfish behind a diver or with weight.Look up the rigging at luhr jensen.
Upriver tribs....ammermans eggs,with shrimp. Drifted, backtrolled, bobberd,backbounced. When the river drops and is above 58 backtroll small hotshots like the 30's or 35's or throw small spinners from the bank if your bank bound. A #3 blue fox tarnished brass or black will do wonders in low warm waters for spring chinook.