What is the best lure for sockeye salmon?
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.
What size hooks for sockeye salmon?
Sockeye (Red) Salmon Many anglers assert that red salmon will not bite these. However, some anglers report success with a bare blue, black, or red hook, sizes 3/0 or 4/0, fished below a no. 1 or 0 dodger; FlatFish lures, size X-4, X-5 or U-20; or Mepps or other bladed spinner in sizes 1 – 3.
How fast do sockeye swim up the Kenai?
This means we approximate the sockeye travel one mile per hour as they race upstream. Knowing the main blast of fish typically comes on a high tide, one can calculate where to be and when for the best concentrations of fish.
How do you get landlocked salmon from shore?
For landlocked salmon, troll crankbaits, spoons or streamer flies near the surface after ice-out. Use alewife herring and golden shiners. When drifting live bait from a boat, use a #4 or #6 hook approximately 2 feet below a barrel swivel, with enough weight to bring the bait down to the desired depths.
What colors are salmon attracted to?
Use a lure that has sight, sound and smell. Use any color, as long as it is green. The colors that show up in the deepest water are greens, blues and blacks.
How do you get sockeye on the Columbia River?
Technique: Sockeye salmon can be caught using small spinners, spoons, and fly tackle. Some years a sockeye season will open on the Columbia River during the summer. Most fish are caught while fishing for other salmon.
Is sockeye salmon from Alaska?
Almost all the sockeye salmon harvested in the United States comes from Alaska fisheries. Sockeye salmon are also harvested off the West Coast, mainly Washington, with a small amount harvested in Oregon. Sockeye salmon remain the preferred species for canning due to the rich orange-red color of their flesh.
How do you catch the Columbia River sockeye?
How big is the hook gap on a Kenai River sockeye rig?
Our Kenai River sockeye fly rig is available with a 1/2 inch hook gap. Our Russian River sockeye fly rig comes with a 3/8 inch hook gap that complies with the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game flossing regulations for Russian River sockeye salmon fishing. Kenai River Socko Loco $3.45 BUY NOW!!!
Where can I find a sockeye Hoochie rig?
Sockeye Hoochie Rig Hoochies, which some people call plastic squids, are a well know effective lure for all salmon species. They are easy to make and just require a few things. These lures are effective at Baker Lake, Lake Wenatchee, Brewster Pool, Columbia River and Lake Washington for those sockeye.
How big of a fly rig do you need for sockeye salmon?
Our 30 lb. test set up is rigged on approx. 5.5 feet of monofilament leader and equipped with everything needed to floss sockeye salmon in permitted waters, except for a sinker. Tie your main line to the 3-way swivel, then attach your preferred sinker weight onto the duo-lock snap and it’s ready to flip!
Where to catch sockeye salmon on the Kenai River?
Alaska sockeye salmon go koo koo for Kodiak Custom Fishing Tackle Socko Loco sockeye fly rigs! We took the guess work out of tying the right fishing gear for flossing sockeye salmon on the Kenai River and Russian River drainages.