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    Default Rank Em: Best Fishing Techniques

    In your opinion, of these different techniques which ones do you think are the best for salmon and then for trout, in streams/lakes.

    FlyFishing
    Drift Fishing
    Jig Fishing
    Spinner/Spoon Fishing
    Crankbait Fishing
    Jerk-Bait Fishing (never seen it in AK, but i didn't want to leave any out)

    *also am i just stupid or did they recently split up Fishing into 2 catagories (fresh and salt)???

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    It totally depends on the situation - really hard to say which is the best way.

    I PREFER to fly fish whenever possible, just because I love hooking up on the fly, whether salmon or trout.

    Drift fishing, jigs, spinners, spoons, plugs can all be effective for salmon depending on the water conditions and mood of the fish. There can be a lot of personal preference there.

    Don't forget bait - cured roe or fresh herring, for example - as well for salmon.

    As for trout, same thing on a smaller scale. Jigs can be killer. Spinners and spoons are standard fare for me when I don't/can't fly fish (which is pretty rare with trout). Small plugs (little rapalas) have caught me a lot of trout.

    Jerk baits = pike in AK.


    I'll reserve on passing judgment on your intelligence until you have a few more posts under your belt. But yes, they split the fishing into freshwater and saltwater - if you're going to search the fishing forums search under the saltwater as the vast majority of the old threads are still listed there.
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    If I had to rank my order of preference:

    Trout:
    Flies
    Small spinners
    Jigs
    Small spoons

    Reds:
    Flies

    Silvers/Chums/Pinks:
    Flies
    Spinners/Spoons
    Jigs
    Bait

    King salmon:
    Flies
    Drift fishing
    spinners
    bait


    Yeah... looking at that it's hard to really pick the order with salmon - that's just kind of random to an extent. Depends on the day.
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    The most effective freshwater fishing technique is hanging eggs below a bobber. It's as exciting as watching paint dry but it is effective.
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    At times I kind of enjoy trolling in lake or back trolling a stream is deadly, bait always works but isn't always legal. Heck its all good and I like it all

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    For river salmon, it's pretty tough to beat backbouncing.

    It's all up to you the angler to get the goods in the zone and keep them in the zone. It's totally tactile... you feel everything from the rocks to the mush to the telltale tap of the fish waiting to inhale your goods.

    The strike is transmitted directly into your hands as the fish chews on your goods while you WAIT WAIT WAIT for the rod to fold.....

    WHAM!

    Fish on... as you slam it home for the hookset!
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    sheer effectiveness I'd go with a gillnet

    as far as sport fishing goes, without killing fish (using bait) hard to beat a properly dead drifted fly

    every situation is different though
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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