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Setting the Bait – Tips and Tricks for Catching Salmon

Fishing is a popular recreational activity as well as a viable commercial enterprise for millions of people around the world. One of the most popular fish that is sought the world over is the salmon. With their ability to survive in both freshwater and saltwater, salmon can be found in just about every part of the world.

In fact, because salmon is one of the most common fish consumed in the United States, many states have stocking programs to keep lakes and rivers populated and fishermen happy. If you are a novice fisherman, here are some helpful tips to help you catch some salmon the next time you embark on a fishing trip.

Zachary Stephen Layton

•    Sharpen your hooks – keeping your hooks razor sharp will make setting a hook a bit easier. Salmon have thick jaws that make it more difficult to set your hook, especially if your hook is dull.
•    Cast in low light – salmon prefer low lighting conditions making it more desirable for fishermen to fish for salmon when it is overcast. You can also try fishing at dusk or dawn to improve your chances of having a good day.
•    Use the best bait – when you are fishing for salmon, you can’t use just any bait. The best way to attract the salmon to your line is by using live bait known as roe, or eggs.

Zachary Stephen Layton, a biomedical engineer from Seattle, Washington, says that he has found the best success by using the drift fishing technique. When he goes river fishing, he casts his line upstream and lets it drift back down to the area where he thinks the salmon have gathered. He has found that this method produces a more natural presentation of the bait.

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Posted by on August 22, 2015 in Science



Three of the Best Places to Visit in the Middle East

The Middle East today may be a war-torn area, filled with political turmoil, and civil unrest. However, it is the most storied and historic regions in the world. The three main religions in the world, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, all derive from the Middle East and claim holy locations in the area. Traveling to the Middle East may be difficult, but it is worth it. Here are three of the most interesting places to travel in the Middle East.

Zachary Stephen Layton

Zachary Stephen Layton

  • Dubai is attractive to those who enjoy grand luxuries. Dubai is home to the world’s tallest building, the largest shopping mall and set of man-made islands that are shaped like palm trees. You can shop, go to the beach, and ski without having to leave Dubai at all.
  • Jerusalem’s main attraction is its historical ties to biblical history. It is home to wonderful markets and important pilgrimage locations such as the Western Wall for Jews, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians, and the Dome of the Rock for Muslims. You can walk through the various neighborhoods that were segregated by religion and ethnicity when huge permanent pilgrimages were made in the early 20th
  • Petra in Jordan is the culmination of the magic and historical wonders that Jordan is home to. Petra is unlike any other ancient city in the world. The city is built out of ancient rock and is attached to the mountainous regions. The city is famous for its beauty and its sunrises and sunsets.

Zachary Stephen Layton is a biomedical engineer in Washington. He, his wife, and two children love to travel in their free time. Traveling to the Middle East is next on their traveling list.

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Posted by on August 14, 2015 in Science