How to Fish With Salmon Eggs

How to Fish With Salmon Eggs
Salmon eggs are popular bait for trout. Eggs are available in a wide range of colors. Properly rigged, these small baits are readily taken by trout. Fished with light tackle and line, salmon eggs can be highly effective. Many other fish also will strike a salmon egg, so don't just use them for trout. Pay attention to small details when rigging salmon eggs so the fish will notice only the egg.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

How to Fish With Salmon Eggs

Things You’ll Need:
  • Salmon egg hooks
  • Variety of salmon eggs
  • Small bobber
Step 1
Pick a color for the egg. Good colors are red and yellow. Bright fluorescent hues also are available and offer high visibility.
Step 2
Use a special salmon egg hook. Pick a hook small enough so that the egg will conceal the entire hook.
Step 3
Attach the hook to the line using a snell knot. This knot is low-profile and is tied on the shaft of the hook. This will let the egg conceal the knot and reduce the line visibility. Refer to the Resources section for information on the snell knot.
Step 4
Attach the egg by running the barb through one side of the egg. Push the egg down, then up the hook shaft. Rotate the egg around and push it down on the barb. When completed, the egg should conceal the entire hook.
Step 5
Fish the egg under a small bobber or freeline without any weights if possible. This allows the egg to drift and bounce naturally with the current. Monitor the line carefully for strikes.

Tips & Warnings

Consult state fishing regulations for rules and seasons when fishing.
Use caution when working with hooks.

Article Written By Daniel Ray

Daniel Ray has been writing for over 15 years. He has been published in "Florida Sportsman" magazine. He holds an FAA airframe and powerplant license and FCC radiotelephone license, and is also a licensed private pilot. He attended the University of South Florida.

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