About the Book
This book is a comprehensive guide to salmon fishing in tidal waters in the Pacific Northwest. It represents a consolidation of more than fifty years of academic research, personal observation and tips and techniques learned on the water from fellow fishermen and professional guides.
The book contains chapters on salmon and baitfish biology which provide insights into salmon behaviour and run timing. Other sections provide detailed information on fishing methods including cut plug, teaser head and whole herring, anchovy, flasher and hootchie, plugs and spoons. Also included are detailed instructions for tying leaders and suggestions for modifying gear, all of which have been personally tested by the author.
It is hoped that this book will benefit novice fishermen embarking on their first salmon fishing adventure, as well as experienced fishermen and guides who would like to refine their fishing techniques.
Bill Haymond is a keen fisherman. A retired engineer, he has fished for salmon most of his life and seriously for the past fifteen years. He is certified by the Sports Fishing Institute of British Columbia as a professional fishing guide and during the summer works as a relief guide at several lodges on the central and northern BC coast. In addition to salmon biology and behaviour he has a strong interest in meteorology and physical oceanography. He is also a sea kayaker and sailor, and in 2008 crewed on an offshore sailing trip from Hawaii to Vancouver. Bill and his wife Kim live in the Vancouver area.