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ulisesv2013

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Hey guys any ideas on how to hook up on a salmon I know it's late in the season but I'd wanna try it before it's too late. Ima be fishing out of HMB with a paddle kayak no trolling motor yet.
Thanks in advance


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Trolling motor = you, and if you think an actual motorized boat is the way to go then there's really not much use asking for advice on a kayak forum.

As for ideas about how to hook up on a salmon, it's important to read and carefully study the details of all the reports.  If you've been doing that then you should already have a list of things that work as far as tackle and bait, trolling speed and depth, temperature to look for, presence of bait, birds...etc.

Here's my best advice:  put an acceptable offering (there's many of them) at an acceptable depth at an acceptable speed (those vary) for as much time as you can (8 hour day is nothing to a dedicated salmon troller), and you will have a chance at a hookup.

Remember, there are MANY experienced fishermen on this board and elsewhere who have done all of what I've advised and still not hooked and landed a king salmon much of the time.  That's why it's so alluring - it's not easy.

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Since you're you'll be in HMB.... walk down to the docks, look for Sharky's boat and say, "One please..."   That's your guaranteed hook up.   :smt005

Seriously, have you tried the search function at all?  It's amazing what you'll find.



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+1 to what LolitaEric said.  If you want to know what is happening at hmb, read the million hmb salmon reports that have been posted in the past weeks.  Dont just be a screen watcher, actually read the reports and absorb the information.  Still more questions?  Use the search function, I guarantee you will find your answers in there somewhere. 

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+1 to what LolitaEric said.  If you want to know what is happening at hmb, read the million hmb salmon reports that have been posted in the past weeks.  Dont just be a screen watcher, actually read the reports and absorb the information.  Still more questions?  Use the search function, I guarantee you will find your answers in there somewhere. 

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This.

There's been more salmon reports and information posted this year than just about any other year that NCKA has been around. It's all right here for you. What more do you want?

No offense, but you seem like the type that won't be here for very long. I highly doubt anyone is going to give you much advice other than what has already been posted and to use the search function.







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Trolling motor = you, and if you think an actual motorized boat is the way to go then there's really not much use asking for advice on a kayak forum.

Nah.

I was just screenwatching like normal, but I felt compelled to talk about this.  There isn't any real reason to dis on a guy who wants to use a trolling motor for whatever reason.  Reminds me of the shade thrown on the guys using hobie mirage drives a few years back. 

There's several kayaks marketed now with electric motor options.  Old guys, disabled guys, lazy guys, whatever.  They are no less fishermen.  Don't be Jason going off on how SIK are far superior and no one else is doing "real" kayaking.

Don't misunderstand, OP still annoys the shit out of me, but this is definitely not the reason why.  We don't know why he want to use a trolling motor, and we shouldn't judge him for the mere desire to do so.


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+1 to what LolitaEric said.  If you want to know what is happening at hmb, read the million hmb salmon reports that have been posted in the past weeks.  Dont just be a screen watcher, actually read the reports and absorb the information.  Still more questions?  Use the search function, I guarantee you will find your answers in there somewhere. 

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I think Smoky (Smoksters? Smizzokie on da Wizzattur? Lord Smoke of Waterton?) is the voice of the community here. When I saw what the new threads were this morning, it seemed like easily 1/4 of them were salmon reports. It's like all we talk about here! You post suggests that you're not reading them or are ignoring the info in them. Show us you're reading an using the info that the community is already putting out there by asking more detailed clarifying questions and you'll probably see a better response.


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There is an immense amount of salmon-related information available on this forum. I personally have dedicated a lot of time to sharing advice, tips, techniques, etc... I love sharing the knowledge I've built up over the last few years, but I don't love the thought of retyping it in this thread.


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Here is a good start.  If you go to NCKA's home page, this was posted toward the bottom.


http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?page=7


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U shd change ur screen name to VHF, cuz u wanna b handheld.   :jerk:
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Quote from: crash
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if you think an actual motorized boat is the way to go then there's really not much use asking for advice on a kayak forum.

Nah.

I was just screenwatching like normal, but I felt compelled to talk about this.  There isn't any real reason to dis on a guy who wants to use a trolling motor for whatever reason.

Who's dissing?

I stand behind my words, but I don't care to do the Kaber's Court thing as a threadjack.  :smt001
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Don't be Jason going off on how SIK are far superior and no one else is doing "real" kayaking.

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U shd change ur screen name to VHF, cuz u wanna b handheld.   :jerk:
Suggest hiring a guide.  Guaranteed pro tips and safety escort

LOL, but that's not a bad idea.  You may want consider this.  A guide will show you how and where.

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