This page focuses on how to catch salmon and steelhead in lakes while trolling from a boat. Great Lake trolling techniques do translate well to the ocean but for Pacific salmon also read the best lures for saltwater salmon fishing. It took a while, but my dad and I mastered fishing for king salmon, coho salmon, and steelhead
Fishing for blackfin tuna, skipjack tuna, false albacoe and bonito is done with similar techniques. These fish can be caught from Massachusetts to Brazil but are generally only north of the Carolina’s in late summer. This is a schooling fish that often feeds on fish, shrimp and squid. Blackfin tuna can be caught in Florida
Once a tripletail are located they are an easy and fun fish to catch. Typically you can see the fish in the water and pitch the bait to them and watch the fish strike. A big tripletail will put up a good fight on spinning tackle. The difficult part of catching tripletail is finding them
I have fished for halibut in Juneau Alaska and Sitka Alaska. Halibut are the prized fish of the North Pacific Ocean. Halibut get huge, fight hard and are great eating fish! Fishing for halibut can be difficult or easy depending on location, time of year and currents. What makes fishing for halibut difficult is that
Teaching a child to fish is a fun process. Using large fishing poles makes it very hard for kids to get involved even though they want to be fishing. Little kids do not care if they are catching a 5 lb bass or three-inch bluegill, they just want to catch lots of fish! The key
Crappie are common in lakes everywhere, often swim in schools and can be a very fun fish to target if the right tactics are utilized. In the summertime, crappie frequently surface feed in lakes during the early morning and starting about 1 hour before sunset. The crappies that are surface feeding can be of all
Catching bait fish is essential to catching many types of sought after game fish in both salt and fresh water. Catching bait fish that predator fish are feeding on will greatly increase the chances for a productive day of fishing. Having the correct cast net for the type of bait being targeted is very important.
Walleye is well known to be a good eating freshwater fish. Lakes are often full of walleye but are not frequently caught unless they are being targeted. They’re known to be low light feeders and feed well at night but they also feed and bite during the day! Walleye can see better and night than
Rockfish are caught in the Pacific ocean and are found in large numbers from southern California to northern Alaska. Personally, I have fished for rockfish in Alaska on bottom fishing trips when running charter boats. There are 130 different species of rockfish. In Alaska, they are lumped into two categories, pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish. Common
Hybrid striped bass is an awesome fish to catch and can be elusive at certain times of the year and bite in frenzies other times of the year. Typical size of hybrids bass is 2 to 5 pounds but catching 10 plus pound hybrids bass is not uncommon. This is a species that will rarely
Global Fishing Reports provides articles that suggest the top lures and gear to help anglers catch more fish. The fishing reports features of this site are in development. A fishing report feature will be added to the site for the summer of 2020. This will allow users to post fishing reports from around the world.