View Full Version : Question about tides?

08-21-2005, 08:14 AM
I'm headed out to try for salmon around Isleton the end of the week. Does it matter what tide I fish? Also, what are some of your favorite rigs, and how many pulls should I be out? I've only tried this a couple of times and I still haven't caught one yet. Thanks for any help. DF30 ???

08-22-2005, 06:11 PM
Thanks anyway. Guess I'll talk to the locals at the ramp. :P

08-23-2005, 05:33 AM
I found this on Can's website:

Salmon Trolling Techniques

I. Wiggle Wart.

· The best test line to use for trolling Wiggle Wart is from 15 lb. to 20 lb. Remember to check your reel drag all time.

· Tie fishing line to Duolock Snap swivel and then snap the Wiggle Wart lure to it.

· The Duolock snap helps to change to a different color of Wiggle Wart lure easier.

· Boat speed should be from 0.8 to 1.2 mph.

· Always check your lure when dropping it next to your boat and see how the lure diving before release your fishing line to the range from 80 to 120 feet away from your boat.

· In the morning, try to release your fishing line about 70 to 80 feet away from your boat. Doing this would let your lure diving just about 5 to 8 feet from the top.

· During the day, release the fishing line up to 120 feet to let the lure diving close to the bottom of the river (5 feet above the bottom of the river is best).

· Try to troll along the edge of the deep channel of the river. Salmon tend to swim along that path.

· Always carry the big landing net that big enough to hold the big fish. The hoop size 28”x30” with the handle is about 54” is good enough.

· Be relax and confident to fight for the fish. Don’t hurry to land the fish when they are still strong to fight for their lives. And remember to keep your fishing line always tensed.

II. Spinners
· Fishing test line can be from 17 lb. to 30 lb. Be sure to set your reel drag right.

· Sinker should be used to bring the lure down to certain depth level depending on what’s time of the day. Sinker weight can be from 3/8 oz up to 3 oz.

· For 3/8 oz and ½ oz sinker, the rubble split sinker can be used to clip it to the fishing line with a distance is about 4 to 5 feet from the spinner.

· For 1 oz sinker or heavier, 3-way ring swivel, spreader, or banana sinker can be used.

08-23-2005, 06:10 PM
Thanks for the info 14 blast. I'll try to use some of the info. you gave me. I'm still wondering about tides though. Do you think it makes a difference on the outgoing or incoming?

08-24-2005, 09:15 AM
My experience from last year was that it didn't seem to matter as long as it was moving. Dead tides were tough!