The best trolling speed depends on several factors including the type of fish, water conditions and lure choice. In general, trolling speeds between 1.5 and 2.5 mph, as measured by GPS, are a good starting place for most species like walleye, trout and salmon.
Different, how do you tie a fly for salmon fishing?
At least, how do you troll a fly for trout?
Start with a half ounce of lead. Add more weight for late season trout in deeper water. Attach the lake troll to your main line (put the weight on first if you need it). Then, use a 20 to 30 inch mono leader on the back end of the lake troll.
Can you use a 6 weight line on a 5 weight rod?
So, for example, if you are using a six weight rod, you can drop down to a five weight line with no problem. In fact, in very delicate fishing conditions, I often drop down two sizes in line weights.
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These days it means it is closer to a 6 wt fly rod than a 5 wt. Most modern graphite fly rod can handle cast 30 feet of 3 different wts of fly line. The split designation was used in the very early days of graphite rids when anglers were used to a single wt designation.
Salmon are easily distinguished by their forked tails, brown-reddish-silver bodies and sleek shape. The fish start to migrate from the sea upstream from late summer onwards, eventually reaching its spawning beds after a journey involving leaps over weirs and falls.
Late Afternoon. Like early morning, late afternoon is often a productive time of day to fish during the spring, summer and fall. The sun's low position in the sky allows the water to begin cooling off, thereby encouraging the fish to become active and feed.
The reason, according to a new study, is that they're infested with sea lice—and are trying to splash them off. ... It takes an average of 56 leaps to dislodge a single sea louse, during which time the fish could be easy prey for predators like seabirds. The effort also drains energy the salmon need for other things.
No particular type of hook is needed. However, the traditional salmon or steelhead hook, which is a strong, short shank, eye-up hook, is often used. The hook size depends on the river conditions and the type of bait used. A size 4 should be big enough under any circumstances.