Zachary Stephen Layton is a biomedical engineer in Seattle, Washington. He holds a degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle and has several years’ experience working as a biomedical engineer. Zachary loves fishing and tries out new recipes each time he catches salmon.
You can fish for salmon either from the shore or from a boat. While shore fishing might be popular with many anglers, fishing for salmon from a boat offers other opportunities that are not available to shoreline anglers.
Drift fishing is one of the common methods used by anglers to catch salmon. You will have to cast a line upstream and let it drift through the river or pool, and then reel in the line. Drift fishing can be done from either a boat or from the shore. You will need to weigh your setup so that it bounces along the bottom and moves the same speed as the current. The strategy is to use the entire run of the downstream with the ideal weight and to fish from where you are standing. You will need to cast your line upstream at an angle of 30-45 degrees and let the bait bounce along the bottom until it reaches a 45-30 degree angle downstream. The goal is to keep doing this over and over again until a salmon picks up the bait.
Beginner anglers could have trouble knowing whether the fish has taken the bait or whether the line is snagged on a rock. However, with practice you will know the difference and will be catching salmon as they swim through.
Zachary Stephen Layton regularly goes fishing during his leisure time.