Ten Tricks To Catch More Salmon

West Coast salmon guides make their living by catching salmon when the rest of us smell skunk. Writer Dave Vedder asked several top guides to describe how they consistently hook salmon, even when the fishing is tough. Here are 10 tips that will dramatically increase your catch.

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Jigs — Magnets For Metalheads

Western anglers have recently discovered a hot new lure for steelhead. The age-old lead head jig has been reinvented, redesigned and tricked out to become the hottest steelhead lure to hit the West Coast in years. Here’s how to fish with it.

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The Kenai: A River Where Dreams Come True

Every little boy or girl who ever sat watching a red and white bobber float undisturbed, has dreamed of catching a whale. If you share the dream you must experience Alaska’s Kenai River. It is undoubtedly the nation’s top producer of monster class chinook salmon — 70-pound to 80-pound fish!

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Tactics For Trophy Chinook Salmon

Clancy Holt has more than 35 years experience on the major salmon streams of the West. He guides anglers for steelhead and all five species of salmon, but Chinook, locally called King salmon, remain his favorite quarry. Here are his secrets of success.

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Tricks For Taking Trophy Lingcod

We were peering into the dark water, straining for a glimpse of the fish I was gently coaxing to the surface. Slowly, a silhouette appeared. It was another big lingcod. We were targeting trophy class lingcod and our pre season homework was paying off.

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Tricks For Taking On Big Lingcod

We were peering into the dark water, straining for a glimpse of the fish I was gently coaxing to the surface. Slowly, a silhouette appeared. It was another big lingcod. We were targeting trophy class lingcod and our pre season homework was paying off!

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How To Take Fish Pictures Like The Pros: Part 2

Here are some more tips on taking better fish photographs. A common mistake is for amateurs to not shoot enough film and to not use their fill flash. If you take a few seconds to consider the above tips, your fish photos will improve dramatically.

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