By Mike Bogue | 08/10/2012

Like everyone else, I’m excited about salmon season. To me, salmon season means two things: get the plugs out and have a lot of roe. If you are going to use FireCured roe this salmon season here’s a technique I’d like to share because its going to help you catch more fish. When I’m fishing bait for salmon I always use a double hook set up.

I like it because it gives you an extra hook point; one that’s pointing in the opposite direction. It’s like an insurance hook. And, since I’ve been using it I don’t seem to get less bites.

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The double hook set-up used to be legal on the Kenai where I first learned this technique. I like the Corky in the middle because it gives you more buoyancy and different contrast.

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While this works for steelhead, too, I mostly apply it to salmon fishing. Here’s what I do:

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1. Tie an egg loop on the bottom hook which I use a 1 or 1/0 TroKar Eagle Claw Lazer Sharp Hook.

2. Then, put a size 10 or 12 Corky and slide it down the line.

3. Now its time to slide another hook down the line. Personally, I use a the same hook as the first one. I Then, tie another egg loop with the hook pointing the opposite direction of the 1st one.

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That’s it. You are ready to add your FireCured roe to the top hook. Now it’s time to fish!