The diversity of Plug Fishing


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Scott Haugen describes how diversifying your techniques on plug fishing can pay dividends when pursuing salmon and steelhead. From casting, trolling, backtrolling, plunking and several other techniques, this article gives great insight as to why this technique is productive.

Technique & Target: Plug fishing for salmon and steelhead. 3 pages.

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With another year of sportshow season behind us, two points stand out as I reflect on the many seminars I was fortunate to deliver. First, I was shocked to learn that about 45% of all people who attended my winter steelhead seminars were new to the sport, and most of them over the age of 40. Second, I was amazed to discover less than 5% of all attendees fished with plugs; fewer than that owned boats.