Salmon is a shy and scary fish, that is why you must have precision at the time of fishing, to achieve a good level you have to consider things like the most appropriate places and equipment, so below we will tell you everything you need to know so that your salmon fishing day is a success.
Where is it practiced?
As for the place it is important to keep in mind that although they are born in fresh water, they usually migrate to the sea, in that habitat they live for three years and then return to the river, procreate and die.
So the best places to fish for salmon are rivers. Especially in areas where there are more stones or where the water pools and where it is ideal to let the bait run along with the current, to provide a natural sensation to the salmon and originate the bite.
It is also useful to know that salmon apply all its strength in climbing waterfalls and river jumps, which gives an excellent opportunity for fishing.
What equipment is needed?
We will tell you here the equipment you need according to three types of fishing.
First of all if you are going to fish with artificial fish, you need a rod made of carbon of maximum three and a half meters. The bait could be rapala of seven to thirteen centimeters. The medium type reel and the hook of the rapala. With this equipment you can fish where there are violent changes of current. And it is advisable to do it between April and May.
If you are going to fish with a teaspoon, you will need a carbon rod that does not exceed three meters, the reel in this case must be manual and heavy and the bait can be a large and rotating teaspoon, using the hook of the teaspoon, this equipment will be useful in the areas with the largest amount of submerged stones or where the vegetation is more abundant.
Now, if it is fly fishing, it can be a rod whose length goes up to just under five meters and is carbon. The reel can be manual and rotating.
As for bait for fly fishing, if it is in cold water they should be large flies, if they are hot waters then small, light flies for when the weather is clearer and if it is the less sunny weather it is best a dark fly.
What should we take into account?
There are two considerations that are essential and you must take into account for salmon fishing to be effective and achieve better results. First you have to sharpen the hooks.
You should know that the jaw of the salmon is thick, and this can cause problems for the hitch, for that reason you must sharpen them very well so that the fishing is good.
The second consideration to keep in mind is that if you want to catch more salmon than usual, then you should choose the cloudy days. This is because the salmon leans more towards conditions with less light. Dark days predispose salmon more to bite the bait.
In that sense both sunrises and sunsets are excellent times for fishing. When the day gets sunnier, the salmon will get them in deeper water and will be less encouraged to bite.
What bait is usually used?
As for baits as explained in the equipment section, these can be artificial fish, teaspoons and flies. The latter vary according to the day, whether it is sunny or not, taking into account that the less sunny days, sunsets and sunrises are the most ideal times for fishing.
Remember that the types of baits are conditioned to the type of area, if it is an artificial fish it will serve you for the areas with stronger currents, if it is a teaspoon it will be better for places with more obstacles.
How to be more successful
To be more successful in salmon fishing the recommendation is to use the type of drift fishing.
This method consists of a river fishing, the bait is thrown upstream and allowed to flow down, until it falls into an area where salmon abounds, this produces a more natural sensation and increases the possibility of biting.