Ever wonder what a salmon is doing when it decides to take a pass at your lure?
Here in Michigan, it’s almost time for the salmon to start running from Lake Michigan to inland rivers and streams to spawn. That means combat fishing in the channel, and it also means some vicious strikes on lures by the fish.
This video shows what’s going on when the fish decides to strike.
It’s fascinating to watch the fish approach, back off, and approach again before it finally strikes.
And, as the poster notes, you see just how hard the fish tries to spit out that hook—and why it isn’t so easy to get a salmon in your boat.
So, as the run starts, know that fish will be striking at your lures like crazy—and trying just as hard to spit out the hook.