Salmon Fishing: Catching and Cooking This Great Fish

Salmon are a great fish to catch and are wonderful to eat. You’ll find all the info you need here on catching salmon on lure and fly and cooking them

It is no wonder anglers love to chase salmon – they are an amazing fish. Strong, gorgeous to look at and excellent to eat – in many ways they are the consumate sport fish.

Then there is their amazing ability to return to their birthplace with unerring accuracy to spawn and give birth to the next generation of salmon.

Learn more about all salmon species

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11 Trout Salmon and Char Hybrids: Full List

Most anglers are familiar with the common species of trout found throughout North America’s rivers and streams. Few fishermen and women are aware that there are many different trout hybrids …

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When do Salmon Spawn: Spawning Times for All Species

Find out what time salmon spawn with this COMPLETE guide to spawning for all species: Atlantic, coho, chinook, sockeye, chum and pink salmon
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World Record Salmon: Atlantic, Coho, King, Chum, and Sockeye

Learn about the biggest salmon ever caught: IGFA world records for Atlantic, Coho, King, Chum and Sockeye salmon with details of how they were captured
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Types of Salmon: Info For Anglers On All Species

Many anglers find it important to understand as much as they possibly can about the fish they’re catching. Whether it’s for eating or learning spawning patterns, the more one knows …

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Fishing For Salmon: Lure and Fly

Fishing for salmon is not always easy. While they will feed at sea, once they return to the river of their birth – which is where the majority of anglers target them – they won’t feed much at all. So fishing techniques for salmon revolve around trying to get a reaction strike. That’s why flies and lures for salmon tend to be quite flashy with lots of movement and color.

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What Is a Salmon Grand Slam? Necessary Species Explained

A Salmon Grand Slam Involves catching three of the following six species of salmon in a single calendar day: Atlantic Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Chum Salmon, Pink Salmon, and …

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Salmon Fishing Gear List: Essential Items for a Trip

Having the RIGHT gear is vital to success in any salmon trip. We’ve got you covered with this comprehensive gear list for salmon fishing
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How to Catch Kokanee and Other Landlocked Salmon Species

Salmon is one of those fish that are on the bucket list of almost every angler. There’s something about their mystique that entices even the most experienced anglers. Sadly, those …

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Best Salmon Lures for Rivers: Top Gear for King, Coho & More (2024)

Salmon are an incredibly popular target for anglers in the regions where they live, and many artificial lures on the market do an excellent job of catching them. Our 10 …

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Cooking and Eating Salmon

As well as being a great fish to catch, salmon are also a great eating fish. You can eat them grilled (a great way to savor the rich flavor of salmon) or poached in a curry sauce. Then there is smoked salmon – another great way to enjoy this wonderful eating fish.

We’ve included some of our latest content on eating salmon below.

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Can You Eat Salmon Raw? Is It Safe?

You can eat raw salmon and what does it taste like. Full guide to eating salmon raw – sushi, sashimi, carpaccio, ceviche and more
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What Does Undercooked Salmon Look Like? And How to Tell

Use these tips to tell if your salmon fillet is undercooked or not and how to prepare grilled or fried salmon perfectly every time
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Rick Wallace is a passionate angler and fly fisher whose work has appeared in fishing publications including FlyLife. He's appeared in fishing movies, founded a successful fishing site and spends every spare moment on the water. He's into kayak fishing, ultralight lure fishing and pretty much any other kind of fishing out there.