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Salmon and Trout Eggs for Bait

     Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Salmon and Trout Eggs for Bait.

Salmon or Trout eggs are one of the most effective baits for enticing Salmon, Steelhead and Trout to bite. When spawning fish are active in the streams, rivers, shoreline, or harbors they will often ignore all other baits and lures. Just float a egg spawn sack or cured skein past and tempt the salmon to hit. Do not forget that other trout, steelhead and salmon are waiting to eat the eggs from the spawning salmon.

Two different forms of Salmon and Trout Eggs

salmon egg skein

Salmon Skein

loose salmon eggs

Loose Salmon Eggs



Chinook or King Salmon Eggs

chinook salmonChinook or King Salmon generally spawn during the months of September thru October in the Great Lakes. Female salmon caught in the lake or rivers from July thru September will contain eggs in the form of skein. Loose eggs will appear when the spawning starts usually from the third week in September thru October. King salmon eggs and skein are an effective bait during the Fall months for all salmon, steelhead, and brown trout.

 

Coho or Silver Salmon Eggs

coho salmonCoho or Silver Salmon generally spawn during the months of October thru November in the Great Lakes. Female salmon caught in the lake or rivers from July thru late September will contain eggs in the form of skein. Loose eggs will appear when the spawning starts usually in October. Coho salmon eggs and skein are an effective bait during the Fall months for all salmon, steelhead, and brown trout.

 

Steelhead or Rainbow Trout Eggs

Steelhead or Rainbow TroutSteelhead or Rainbow Trout generally spawn in the spring during the months of March thru May in the Great Lakes. Female trout caught in the lake or rivers from late fall thru the winter will contain eggs in the form of skein. Loose eggs will appear when the spawning starts usually in spring. Steelhead or Rainbow Trout eggs and skein are an effective bait during the winter and spring months for all salmon, steelhead, and brown trout.

 

Lake Trout Eggs

Lake TroutLake Trout generally spawn in the Fall during the months of October and November in the Great Lakes. Female trout caught in the lake from August thru September will contain eggs in the form of skein. Loose eggs will appear when the spawning starts usually in October. Most Lake Trout spawn on deep reefs located in the Great Lakes. Lake Trout eggs are generally not used for bait, they are of poor quality. An option is to use Lake Trout eggs to catch Whitefish and Chubs that feed on their eggs during the spawning.

 

Brown Trout Eggs

Brown TroutBrown Trout generally spawn in the Fall during the months of October thru December in the Great Lakes. Female trout caught in the lake or rivers from August thru September will contain eggs in the form of skein. Loose eggs will appear when the spawning starts usually in October. Brown Trout eggs and skein are an effective bait during the late fall, winter and spring months for all salmon, steelhead, and brown trout.

 

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