Berkley PowerBait Power Chunk - 3-1/4' - Green Pumpkin
Bulk up your presentation, in more ways than one, with the Berkley PowerBait Power Chunk. This throwback design has all the legendary appeal of the old pork trailers that revolutionized jig fishing for bass, but you'll find this scented soft material much
Missile Baits Ned Bomb - 3-1/4' - Goby Bite
Finesse fishing behind finesse fishermen? You'll still get more bites with a Missile Baits® Ned Bomb. This is the wildly successful D Bomb gone Ned-style, toned down to deliver a subtle action like no other bait can. The Ned Bomb's thick, deeply-ribbed
Berkley PowerBait Craw Fatty - 3-1/4' - Okeechobee Craw
The Berkley PowerBait Craw Fatty is a versatile pitching and flipping bait designed by top pro Bobby Lane. With its prominent ribbing, wide-body profile, lively legs, and large pincers, the Craw Fatty creates maximum disturbance as it moves through the wa
Zoom Z-Hog or Z-Hog Jr. Soft Baits - 4" - California 420
The Z-Hog creature bait from Zoom Baits features a compact body with a "rabbit ear" tail. Two small flappers on each side help the Z-Hog's body slide and punch through heavy grass. A deep groove in the body highlights the weedless characteristics of this
Bass Pro Shops XPS Lazer Eye Static Shad Hard Bait - 3" - Orange Shad
Our experts are impressed with our Bass Pro Shops XPS Lazer Eye™ Static Shad Hard Baits' sculptured, naturally shaped body designs, lifelike 3-D lazer eyes, extra-loud rattles, and hot finishes that replicate the natural colorization process, becomi
Strike King Pro-Model 5 Crankbait - 5/8 oz. - Chartreuse Sexy Shad
The Strike King® Pro-Model® 5 Crankbait is a go-to crank for many tournament-proven pros. Designed to dive deep, the medium-sized Series 5 crank has a 2" diving plate to allow for longer casts and deeper dives. Featuring free-floating rattles and l
Dynamic Lures Trout Attack Swimbait - White
Fish the Dynamic Lures® Trout Attack Swimbait near structures or bounce it off the bottom and let its baitfish-imitating action bring those hungry fish on the double. Jighead shape deflects off structures, reducing snags. Paddle tail produces a vibrati
Bill Dance Advantage Dough Bait Nuggets - Chicken Blood
Yakima Bait Mag Lip FlatFish - 3" - Misty River-UV
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
Acme Kastmaster Rattlemaster UV Baitfish Glow Spoon - 1-1/4" - Baitfish Purple Shiner Glow UV
The Acme® Kastmaster® Rattlemaster® UV Baitfish Glow Spoon features a UV coating that causes it to glow underwater, making it perfect for fishing stained water. Its true-to-life presentation teems with Kastmaster's legendary flash and wobble, plu
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.