How to Fish With Salmon Roe

by Jordan Whitehouse
Salmon roe is commonly used for bait.

Salmon roe is commonly used for bait.

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Salmon roe, or salmon eggs, are often used to fish for trout, steelhead and even salmon. When trying to catch smaller fish, such as trout, you typically use one egg on the end of your line for bait, but when you're catching larger fish, use a cluster of salmon eggs and float them in a bag just above your hook. Preparing the salmon roe is a simple process that will have you fishing in just a few minutes.

Items you will need

  • Netting
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Fishing line
  • Size 4 fishing hook
  • Size 10 fishing hook

Fishing With Multiple Salmon Eggs

Step 1

Cut your netting so that it is about 4 inches by 4 inches.

Step 2

Lay the cut netting on a flat surface and add approximately 20 salmon eggs to the middle.

Step 3

Grab the four corners of the netting, bunch them together in the middle, and tie the bunch securely with your string. Cut off any loose ends of string.

Step 4

Pull your fishing line through the eye of your size 4 fishing hook and wrap the line around the bottom of the hook, starting at the eye, about 10 times.

Step 5

Thread the other end of the line back through the eye of the hook to form a large loop. Wrap this loop around the hook until it is small enough for your roe sack to securely fit into it.

Step 6

Set the roe sack into the loop you've created with the fishing line.

Step 7

Place your line in the water. Slowly move your line back and forth in the water to attract fish.

Fishing With Single Salmon Eggs

Step 1

Tie your size 10 hook to your fishing line as you normally would.

Step 2

Pierce the edge of one salmon egg with the hook and slide the egg up the shank of the hook.

Step 3

Turn the egg so that it is hovering over the point of the hook.

Step 4

Push the egg down onto the point of the hook. Hide the hook in the middle of the egg so the fish cannot detect it.

Step 5

Place your line in the water. Slowly move your line back and forth in the water to attract fish.

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