The Science of Salmon Fishing

2:00 PM


Bill Haymond

The Science of Salmon Fishing

Have you ever wondered why the fishing is often best at dawn and dusk, or at slack tide? Why salmon sometimes prefer small bait and at other times are only interested in big herring? Why the chinook bite often occurs in the half light of  dawn and the coho bite one or two hours later? Or why salmon usually run deep during the winter months and close to the surface in the summer? Learn the science behind salmon behaviour, and when fishing a new area how to quickly decide what type of gear is most likely to produce, and how deep to fish.


Bill Haymond has fished for salmon most of his life and seriously for the past ten years. He is certified by the Sports Fishing Institute of BC as a professional fishing guide, and has worked at lodges on the central and north coast as well as Haida Gwaii. This has given him the opportunity to rub shoulders with and learn from some of the best fishermen and guides in the province. In addition to salmon biology and behaviour he has a strong interest in meteorology and physical oceanography. Bill and his wife Kim live in the Vancouver area.

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