The first piece of equipment I'd like to note, would be a headlamp or reliable flashlight. This piece of equipment is a no-brainer, and not only makes it easier to find/sort through your tackle and land your fish, but it is also a piece of safety equipment to ensure that you can see while you're out in the dark.
The second piece of equipment, would have to be a proper-sized net for catching these monstrous fish. I've seen guys (and done it myself...) trying to land salmon in small bass/walleye nets – generally you will end up breaking your net, harming the fish, or even losing your fish trying to net a salmon with one of these tiny nets. I highly recommend that if you don't have a proper salmon-sized fishing net, that you spend the extra couple bucks and get one. I personally like to use a Ranger Fishing net, but at the shop we've currently got some phenomenal fold-up Frabill nets for $99 (marked down from $149.99).
Fully collapsable Frabill Net. Extends long enough for the pier!
So that just about concludes everything you need to know to fish for salmon from the pier/shorelines!... The rest you will figure out through trial and error (the best part of fishing).
Hopefully this helps shed some light on which lures to try – I understand that it can be pretty intimidating walking into a shop and trying to pick the right lure from a wall covered in thousands of lures!
As always folks,
Good luck, stay safe, and Happy Fishing!
| Aug 25th 2017 | Tags :