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Herring on Anchor - Chinook Salmon Technique Explained

Posted April 13, 2017

Anchor fishing for spring, summer and fall chinook salmon is a tried and true way to target moving chinook. Boats all over drop anchor and prepare their presentations hoping for migratory salmon. Anchor fishing for salmon often involves plugs like the Killerfish or Kwikfish. Other times anglers will use wobblers or spin-glo and bait.One highly effective technique that is not always utilized is the popular trolling bait - herring. While this is most used while trolling for salmon, it's also very effective as an anchor technique. It involves a flotation device to keep the herring off of the bottom.When you anchor...

Columbia River Springer Fishing Extension 2017

Posted April 12, 2017

The exciting news has hit the the Pacific Northwest! The Columbia River gets a Spring Chinook Salmon Fishery Extension per the meeting from Washington and Oregon today. The fishery thus far has been hit or miss with some salmon around to be caught but this extension should prove to be the best fishing we have seen yet!  Two, separate seasons  have been given to us.   April 13th to the 17th & April 20th to April 23rd. The water is still set to be pretty high, so make sure you concentrate on great anchor spots or look for seam lines...

Spring Chinook Bobber Down!

Posted April 07, 2017

A special video from WRY Outdoor Media, this is a video of Cameron and Marlin raft fishing for Spring Chinook. We often fish for Spring Chinook either float fishing or drift fishing eggs, sand shrimp and coon shrimp.Hardware like spinners and spoons can also be used successfully.Few things are more exciting than seeing your float get taken by a chinook! Set the hook and...bam! Chrome chinook on! Watch belowYou can watch more from WRY Outdoor Media's Youtube Channel Here

Wrapping Salmon Plugs with Coonshrimp or Prawn

Posted April 04, 2017

We highly recommend wrapping salmon plugs with bait to add the extra edge on triggering a bite. The action of the plug must still be tuned properly while being wrapped with bait. By using the proper baits and wrapping the plug in the right way, you can maintain an excellent plug action plus leave a scent trail that will lure salmon right to your plug.Sardine and tuna are popular wraps - we often use quality cured coon-shrimp (Washington Coon Shrimp is our personal choice.) Also of note - this is not only productive on fresh Chinook but also extremely effective on...

Prepping the Killerfish Salmon Plug

Posted March 26, 2017

This tutorial video covers how to prep the Brad's "Killerfish" salmon plug. When you get a Killerfish, they usually fish great right out of the package. Anchor up in your boat and get the rods ready, when you tie on a Killerfish you're setting up for success. As long as you get in the right traffic lane, the Killerfish offer a good chance at salmon. They do require proper tuning and are excellent wrapped with bait for best results.Salmon plugs are very popular beyond just the Columbia River. Plug fishing attracts often due to the aggressive nature of salmon. The Killerfish...

Salmon Trolling Setup | Rigging for Salmon Fishing

Posted March 24, 2017

Salmon are taken on the troll in huge numbers every year. Salmon trolling is a very popular technique for a few reasons, a major one is that you can cover a broad area and range of water depths. By setting up your boat for trolling, you have the ability to change depths or locations quickly in order to find fish. If you've found a steady producing fish lane you may choose to anchor, but trolling is often one of the most popular techniques for chinook salmon. The Columbia river holds large runs of Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook. Trolling for these...

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