Advanced Spinner Techniques for Salmon

by JD Richey

So, let’s just say you’re heading deep into the Alaska bush on a week-long float trip where you might encounter trout, Dollies, several species of salmon, steelhead, grayling, pike and maybe even lakers or sheefish…and you can only take one lure with you. What’s it going to be?

For me, it’s got to be a spinner. While they don’t necessarily resemble any one specific type of forage, fish of all persuasions find these lures irresistible. They’re also quite simple to use—but I think what really makes spinners rise above the rest is their versatility. You can fish ’em in flat water, in the salt and in everything from tiny creeks to brawling rivers. You can work them deep and slow or burn them near the surface and they can be cast, swung, trolled or even back-trolled. In short, spinners will catch anything in Alaska in just about any situation. This content is available for subscribers only.

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