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Are salmon difficult to catch?

Asked: Lucas Lothian, Last Updated:

Salmon have a seriously thick and tough jawline, and if your hook is dull, catching a salmon can be very difficult, even when it bites. Make sure that hook is razor sharp to increase your chances of a catch.

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    1. heat a heavy pan to a high heat (use an oil with a very high smoke point - he used canola but added a bit of butter)
    2. dredge lightly with a bit of flour (shake off excess)
    3. jiggle the pan around a lot for the first 10 seconds or so after adding the fish, skin-side down!

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    Active removal techniques, as well as stocking predatory species, can help reduce population sizes of these nuisance fish. Active approaches to removal include electrofishing, seining (appropriate for smaller waterbodies) and setting gill nets at optimal times to catch spawning fish.

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    Place the catfish fillets in a wide bowl and cover with the buttermilk or milk. Let it soak for about an hour (although even 30 minutes will improve the flavor).

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  • How do you identify a fish disease?

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