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What should I do before I go salmon fishing?

Asked by dindinbaby (329 points ) June 23rd, 2010

I won a trip through work (yes I have a great job) that will send me to Canada (near Vancouver) to go salmon fishing for a week. I am not a big fisherwoman, but have fished for striper on Texoma, trout in Yellowstone, catfish on the Verdigris River, and more crappie than i can count. My question is, what do I need to know before I go, so that I don’t look like the new girl on the boat? The trip will be outfitted, so I don’t need any equipment. What equipment will I be using? Is there any special terminology specific to salmon fishing? Any techniques that would beneficial for me to learn before I go?

Calling all outdoors-men, HELP!

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

My brother uses flies to catch salmon and also brings bear spray ;)

Jude's avatar

Wear insect repellent. Seriously, the mosquitos have fangs this year.

Lucky you. British Columbia is a beautiful province. Welcome to Canada!

lilikoi's avatar

Where do you work?!

CMaz's avatar

First, you need to invite me. :-)

dindinbaby's avatar

I’m a salesman and my plus one is my husband, sorry!

bellusfemina's avatar

Wear sunblock. The glare of the water will burn you!

Cruiser's avatar

Just bring layers of clothing as temps up there can swing big time. A good hat and mosquito net would not hurt otherwise the guide will give you everything to make your arms nice and tired from reeling in huge Salmon.

YARNLADY's avatar

What about a fishing license?

eden2eve's avatar

I got seasick when I went salmon fishing. Never did anytime else, so it’s not that I’m particularly sensitive. Maybe some seasickness meds just in case might be a good idea.

dindinbaby's avatar

@eden2eve : where did you go?

eden2eve's avatar

It was off the coast of Washington, I think it was Port Angeles. Looong time ago.

eden2eve's avatar

I caught two, one pretty good sized. It was a blast!

eden2eve's avatar

NO it was Westport.

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