The Ultimate Salmon Fishing Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

What is the most efficient way to fish salmon from a boat?

A downrigger is the most efficient way.

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Why is a downrigger the most efficient way to fish salmon from a boat?

A downrigger allows for fishing in deeper waters and the option to fish with more than one line.

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When is a long-arm downrigger required to fish?

A long-arm downrigger is needed to fish in water depths greater than 22 feet (6.7 meters).

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What kind of crank is a portable and less expensive option for downrigging?

A manual crank may be moved from boat to boat and is less expensive than an electric crank.

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How big was the largest salmon catch on record?

The largest catch on record was in Alaska in 1985 and the fish weighed in at 97.4 pounds (44 kilos).

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What kind of waterway is a good choice for using a planer board?

Planer boards are a good choice for lakes, they do not perform well in waters with heavy currents.

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What are planer boards constructed of?

Planer boards are constructed of wood, plastic or foam.

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What equipment do you use to fly fish?

Fly fishers use hips waders and although a boat is not an essential, it could come in handy.

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When is the spawning season for salmon?

Salmon spawn during the spring and fall.

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What type of fishing rod is longer and more flexible?

The fly fishing pole is longer and more flexible.

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What do the fly-fishing flies resemble?

The flies resemble the salmon's natural prey of minnow, needle fish or herring.

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What is trolling?

Trolling is fishing from a moving boat.

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When trolling, from what part of the boat should you cast your line?

Cast your line from the side or back of the boat when trolling.

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How long may you need to battle a large salmon to bring it in?

It may take up to an hour to pull in a larger salmon.

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If your salmon tastes dense and dry, what happened?

Don’t overcook the salmon or you will have a dense and dry meal.

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Where can you float fish?

Float fishing may be done from a boat, dock or a shoreline. It's a simple way to catch salmon.

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What fishing method allows you to cast into weeds or lilies?

A popular place to float fish is into weeds or lilies.

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What other animals also like to eat salmon?

Bears and seals are among the salmon's most avid predators.

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What bait do salmon prefer?

Salmon will pass over herring or minnow for egg sacks.

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Where can you procure egg sacks?

Egg sacks are available wherever fish bait is sold or you can collect them yourself. Imitation egg sacks are also available.

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About This Quiz

Salmon fishing looks so idyllic when shown in movies and television--a man in hip waders standing in a rushing river. Actually, several popular methods of salmon fishing are practiced from a boat. Take this quiz to find out more about good salmon fishing techniques.

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