Footage of catching, cleaning, and cooking a number of salmon over the course of a summer. I’m certainly not an expert… but I do enjoy it.
Catching a salmon from a sea kayak is an incredible experience. You feel every wave, every tug on the line. It can be tireing; it can be exilerating. Paddling into off-shore rock gardens at first light… cruising along empty shorelines.
Primarily, I use a Shimano trolling reel, on a shortened, stiff rod. It is also possible to use a simple handline (fishing line wrapped around a stick). Since most of my fishing is done while on multi-day trips, I am generally using artificial lures (hoochies or buzz bombs).
Please, respect the fish. Follow local fishing guidelines. Buy a fishing license. Catch only what you can eat.
Liam McNeil is a proffessional sea kayak guide, based out of Tofino, British Columbia.
Shot with a Go-Pro HD Kayak fish kayak fishing kayak fish kayak trolling shimano salmon rockfish fish hook barb splash
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