10’6″ is ideal for float fishing, but 9’6″ will work in many conditions and is more optimal for drift fishing. 9’6″ will also work well for fishing with spinners or jigs. Rod action – ML as in Medium Light is a great rod action type.
- 1 What type of rod is needed for salmon fishing?
- 2 Is medium/heavy rod good for salmon?
- 3 What size hook should I use for salmon?
- 4 Can you use a bass rod for salmon?
- 5 What colors do salmon see best?
- 6 What is the best hook for salmon fishing?
- 7 What is the best bait for salmon?
- 8 Can you fish salmon with a spinning rod?
- 9 What kind of lures do salmon like?
- 10 What is the best spinning reel for salmon?
What type of rod is needed for salmon fishing?
Most anglers targeting salmon use relatively long, heavy-powered rods. Typically, rods in the 8 ½- to 10-foot range are ideal. Select a medium or medium-heavy powered rod if you are targeting small salmon species.
Is medium/heavy rod good for salmon?
The Medium Heavy power also gives you plenty of backbone to land coho and chinook. New for 2019 is a rod we designed with one thing in mind, casting spinners!
What size hook should I use for salmon?
No particular type of hook is needed. However, the traditional salmon or steelhead hook, which is a strong, short shank, eye-up hook, is often used. The hook size depends on the river conditions and the type of bait used. A size 4 should be big enough under any circumstances.
Can you use a bass rod for salmon?
I think the longer rod would be more suited to take the punishment from a Salmon. I’m sure a bass rod would work fine (cause I’ve used bass rods for it) for most salmon and steelies but Salmon for the most part get a lot bigger and can really run.
What colors do salmon see best?
UV -colors are definitely one. Salmon has a fairly good eye sight. They see better different shades of green and blue when they enter the river and later on start seeing shades of orange. This is just due to the fact of their adaptation to their living environment.
What is the best hook for salmon fishing?
The best hooks for float fishing for salmon are ones with a wide gap and a heavy gauge wire like size 6 or size 8 Raven Specimen hooks. I use the specimen hooks for almost all salmon fishing conditions. Salmon are big and strong and make long runs and that requires stronger leaders.
What is the best bait for salmon?
Salmon eggs are the top choice for bait, although sand shrimp are very popular for chinook salmon. Some anglers like to fish both at the same time. Marabou jigs (Photo 10) can be used instead of bait and can be especially effective on pink salmon, or other salmon when the water is very low and clear.
Can you fish salmon with a spinning rod?
Salmon are some of the most prized fish for many recreational anglers and given their migratory nature their are many different ways and methods that you can use to catch them. A smaller trout spinning setup just won’t cut it for any salmon especially over 10 lbs.
What kind of lures do salmon like?
These are the Best Salmon Fishing Lures:
- Luhr Jensen Coyote Spoon.
- Blue Fox Classic Vibrax Glow.
- Pro-Troll ProChip Flasher.
- Hotspot Flasher.
- Acme Kastmaster.
- Sougayilang Spinner Spoon.
- Rapala Scatter Rap Jointed Lure.
What is the best spinning reel for salmon?
The best spinning reels for salmon fishing are the Shimano Stradic FL, the Abu Garcia Revo SX 30, or the Pflueger Supreme XT 30X.