articles about "Jigging"

  • When a Light Jig is the Right Jig

    Back in the late-seventies, when vertical jigging was just beginning to catch on among Northwest salmon anglers, there weren’t many choices when it came to jig styles, so we bought whatever we could find and adapted our...

    • Posted January 8, 2015
  • Eastern Washington Sockeye

    On Thursday July 19, my son Kevin and I fished with our friend Rick Graser of Moses Lake.  Our plan was to target sockeye on the Columbia River just below the Wanapum Dam (River Mile 416). Previously,...

    • Posted August 11, 2014
  • Mooch, Jig, or Troll?

    It’s probably safe to say that we all have our favorite salmon fishing techniques. There are those of us who like to troll, those who prefer to yo-yo metal jigs up and down through the water column,...

    • Posted August 23, 2011
  • The Importance of Swivels

    Many anglers underestimate the effect swivels have when fishing for salmon. Whether you are mooching, jigging or downrigger fishing, your swivels play an important role. Especially when you are trolling for salmon using a flasher. A flasher’s...

    • Posted February 23, 2011
  • How to Pick the Right Jig

    The question I hear most whenever I give a talk on jigging for salmon is, “What’s your favorite jig?” I usually respond that my favorite is the jig I was using when I caught my last fish,...

    • Posted March 28, 2010