It is often said that ten percent of the fishermen catch ninety percent of the fish. Unfortunately this is frequently true. The difference between those who catch salmon consistently and those who do not is technique. Experienced salmon fishermen know when to fish, where to find salmon, how to determine which lures and bait to use and maybe most important of all; how to setup their lures and bait so they catch fish. More salmon are taken by trolling than by mooching or jigging so we will concentrate this section on open water trolling. The techniques apply to saltwater trolling and trolling in freshwater lakes and reservoirs.
We will address salmon techniques in several sections.