Salmon eggs are the top choice for bait, although sand shrimp are very popular for chinook salmon. Some anglers like to fish both at the same time. Marabou jigs (Photo 10) can be used instead of bait and can be especially effective on pink salmon, or other salmon when the water is very low and clear.
Somehow, how do you fish for silver salmon?
Silver Salmon Lures Trolling with shiny bucktail flies or hoochies is very popular and effective, although personally I would always rather cast or jig for them. In the rivers, bright pink jigs can be dynamite. Bounce them off the bottom as you retrieve them through pods of Cohos.
Thus, what is the best lure for Australian salmon? Main lures I use are Rapala X-Rap Countdowns, Savage Gear Minnows, or Kokoda Minnows. Soft Plastics I'll try to use something similar to a Pillie or other smallish baitfish, any natural colour plastic, like Silver, Pale White, or even something that resembles a small Salmonoid.
Similarly, what is the best time to catch salmon?
Peak season for salmon fishing occurs from May through September, with the five major salmon species spread throughout the season. The best fishing time for King Salmon starts in May, and you can fish for Silver Salmon all through November.
What is the season for coho salmon?
Coho salmon are available primarily headed and gutted, in fillets both frozen and fresh in season from July to October. A limited amount of skinless, boneless coho salmon is sold. Coho is graded 2-4, 4-6, 6-9, and 9 up.
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If you really want to trigger aggressive Coho Salmon in big water, rig a small plastic squid on the hook for a larger profile. Add a plastic skirt on your spinners if you want a larger lure to catch aggressive Coho Salmon in rivers.
Australian salmon are not renowned for there eating qualities which surprises me as I find them quite tasty when they are bled eaten fresh and are one of the best fish once smoked. Most would agree that the smaller juvenile fish are great eating and also great bait due to their oily fish attracting flesh.