Float and Egg Fishing for Salmon

By JD Richey

I’ve said it a thousand times…silver salmon can drive you nuts! Especially since they often hold in slow, snaggy, “bassy” water that’s typically best covered by casting hardware like spinners, spoons and plugs. Which is not a big deal—if they’re in the mood to bite lures.

But here’s the rub: Coho aren’t always receptive to such offerings, and at times, you can cast until you need rotator cuff surgery without getting so much as a sniff from the fish.

Here you have a situation in which the fish are completely ignoring your lures, yet are holding in frog water that’s not at all conducive to traditional drift-fishing methods. What to do?

Hit ’em with a float and eggs. This content is available for subscribers only.

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