Attractant, Bait, Crayfish & Bugs

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Yakima Bait Mag Lip FlatFish - 2-1/2" - Doctor Death
The Yakima Bait® Mag Lip® FlatFish® is built tough to handle big salmon, steelhead, walleye, bass, pike, and other hard-fighting game fish. The unique lip design delivers proven strike-triggering FlatFish action, whether slow trolled or retrieved

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Bandit Lures Walleye Deep Crankbait - 4-3/4' - Chrome Red Eye
One of the hottest baits on Lake Erie, the Bandit® Lures Walleye Deep Crankbait gets deep fast and tracks true at a wide range of speeds. Its rounded lip and sleek, true-to-life minnow body give it a rolling wobble that appeals to any walleye, zander,

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Phantom Lures Abyss Crankbait - 3-1/4" - Fathead
Twitched around deep cover or trolled as a deep-water search bait, the Phantom Lures Abyss has all the qualities of an appetizing meal to prowling predators. Each lure comes individually hand-painted, factory tuned, and tank tested, resulting in a lazy sh

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Phantom Lures Abyss Crankbait - 4" - White Perch
Twitched around deep cover or trolled as a deep-water search bait, the Phantom Lures Abyss has all the qualities of an appetizing meal to prowling predators. Each lure comes individually hand-painted, factory tuned, and tank tested, resulting in a lazy sh

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Phantom Lures Abyss Crankbait - 4" - Firetiger
Twitched around deep cover or trolled as a deep-water search bait, the Phantom Lures Abyss has all the qualities of an appetizing meal to prowling predators. Each lure comes individually hand-painted, factory tuned, and tank tested, resulting in a lazy sh

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Strike King Tour Grade Double Willow Spinnerbait - 3/8 oz. - Mouse
When the Strike King® Tour Grade Double Willow Spinnerbait goes whizzing, fluttering, and clattering by, the surrounding gamefish will take note and give chase. The all-new head design, head colors, and pro-designed, hand-tied skirt combine for a motio

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Phantom Lures Boogey Crankbait - 1/2 oz. - Firetiger
The only thing that's predictable about the Phantom Lures Boogey Crankbait is its ability to stick aggressive pike, walleye, trout, and salmon. Beyond that, this razor-backed banana bait dances erratically through the strike zone, slashing and rattling it

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Phantom Lures Abyss Crankbait - 4" - Bumble Bee
Twitched around deep cover or trolled as a deep-water search bait, the Phantom Lures Abyss has all the qualities of an appetizing meal to prowling predators. Each lure comes individually hand-painted, factory tuned, and tank tested, resulting in a lazy sh

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Reef Runner Deep Diver 800 Crankbait - 4-3/4' - Wrek-N-Eyes
The popular Reef Runner® Deep Diver 800 Crankbait gets deep fast and produces an aggressive ″kicking″ action, which receives loads of attention from hungry predators. The 800 Series' extra-wide lip digs hard, getting down to 28' when trolli

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Luck-E-Strike RC STX Jerkbait - 4-1/2" - Chrome/Blue Back
Bass fishing master angler and revered fishing philosopher Rick Clunn joined forces with Missouri-based Luck-E-Strike Lures to design the RC STX Jerkbait. The RC STX suspends perfectly at rest, just like a natural baitfish, triggering those bulldog-sized

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For good reason, trolling is the most successful form of fishing when it comes to catching salmon. Trolling accounts for more salmon caught each year than all the other methods of salmon fishing combined. Just because a method is practically guaranteed, however, does not mean that it is the most popular option.

Casting for salmon is a past time that many anglers swear by; not only does it have its successes, but it is also the most sportsmanlike and cost efficient of salmon fishing there is. Casting reels for salmon fishing are very similar to those used in pursuit of other species, the difference being one of heavy duty performance in most cases.

When to cast

Casting for salmon is an activity enjoyed by many both on the Pacific Ocean and the rivers that run inland. River running steelhead in particular are highly prized by anglers who cast, both due to their reclusive nature when it comes to taking some bait and then the incredible fight they put up once hooked. Both of these characteristics are common to salmon of all species, whether they are landlocked kokanee or spawning chinook, pink, sockeye, chum, or coho heading upstream.

One of the best times to catch salmon by casting is when they are gathered in the mouths of rivers, preparing to head upstream for the spawn. These fish are still hungry, and therefore much more likely to take bait presented to them than they will be in just a few days farther up the river. Casting for spawning salmon in the mouths of rivers and other estuaries means using casting reels for salmon fishing that are resistant to corrosion, as the fresh water will often still be mixed with a measure of salt.

Anglers who cast in the ocean have a few options open to them. It is possible to cast from a boat even when trolling; the key lies in having a reel with a quick action, which usually means sacrificing some power. You don???t have a lot of time to make the cast or play the fish with the bow heading towards your cast, so speed is the ticket.

Other types of boat fishing including mooching and drift fishing might mean that you will have the option of using from time to time. Appropriate times might include spying a school of herring or salmon rising for whatever reason. And of course using a good casting or spincasting reel for salmon fishing is always popular from the shore; just make sure that you have the drum size to make a far throw, and the line capacity to clear tide lines.