BUOY 10 SALMON RODEO
Summer is here and Salmon season is right around the corner in the Pacific Northwest. Anglers flock from all over the nation to the coastal community of Astoria Oregon for one of the single largest Salmon fisheries on the west coast. The famed Buoy 10 fishery can be some of the most fantastic fishing you will ever experience. It also can be one of the most frustrating fisheries. With that being said there are a few things one can do to prepare themselves for this adventure. Besides the obvious boat and gear preparations the Bait and Tackle used is the single most critical piece of the pie. The great thing about fishing in the Columbia River estuary is the wide variety of techniques that can be employed. From trolling Herring or Anchovies behind a Fish Flash. To fishing a 360 Flasher with a Brad’s Mini Cut Plug or a 3.5 Spinner. The 2019 season is projected to be a little down on Chinook numbers but the bright spot is the Coho or Silver Salmon prediction. Fishing should be dynamite. One thing to be mindful of with bait preparation of Herring or Anchovies is that you are dealing with tide swings and extreme currents. This can be extremely tough on your baits. Nothing is more frustrating than trolling around on the best part of the tide with no bait on your hooks or a blown out bait. That is why it is always crucial to brine your baits in Pro-Cure Brine N Bite products. Mix up your own brine using Pro-Cure’s famous BRINE ‘N BITE powder, or make it easy on yourself and use Pro-Cure’s pre-made Brine n Bite Complete liquid brine, available inBRINE N BITE COMPLETE NATURAL , BRINE N BITE COMPLETE CHARTREUSE GLOW or BRINE N BITE COMPLETE BRILLIANT BLUE. What these brines will do is not only firm up your baits but also infuse a powerful burst of amino based bite stimulants into your baits. Angling competition is fierce at Buoy 10, with many top guides and anglers joining the hunt. In addition to brining your baits properly and real insider guide trick is to inject your rigged baits with Pro-Cure Bait Oils.. Top scents for the Buoy 10 fishery have been BLOODY TUNA BAIT OIL HERRING BAIT OIL , ANCHOVY OIL and SALMON SLAMMER BAIT OIL. Also I do not leave home without PURE ANISE OIL and GARLIC PLUS OIL . These are just a few tips with bait that can turn a good day of fishing a great day of catching. If you do choose to go with a 360 flasher and a Brad’s Cut plug, which can be extremely productive, a key part of the cut plug lure is what you add to them. Either canned oil packed tuna or Pro-Cure PRO-CURE FISH NIP can be a deadly option when packed inside these lures. The great thing about using canned tuna in oil or Fish Nip is the ability to change it up with various scents until you find that magic combination for that day.