Salmon Fishing Lures
When salmon crush a fishing lure it can be one of the most exciting fish fights that an angler will ever experience. Alaska is arguably the number one sport fishing destination for catching salmon on fishing lures over bait in the entire world. Kodiak Custom Fishing Tackle specializes in designing some of the best salmon lures in the sport fishing industry.
G.I. Spinners – One of our best Salmon Fishing Lures
G.I. Spinners are the flagship salmon and steelhead fishing lures that put Kodiak Custom Fishing Tackle on the map 20+ years ago. After all these years, Kodiak Custom G.I. Spinners are still filling freezers and catching more salmon and steelhead than any angler has a right to! The G.I. (general issue) spinner is our base model spinner-type fishing lure, but don’t be fooled! This compact fish-pounding unit is engineered with monstrous durability and is designed to withstand the abuse that saltwater corrosion and hard fishing will dish out. Kodiak Custom G.I. Spinners are available in a wide variety of fish pounding colors and offered with treble or single hooks.
Another favorite lure that Kodiak Custom Tackle designed shortly after the G.I. Spinners became a huge hit, is one that many anglers consider, “The best salmon fishing lure in Alaska”.
The Silicone Skirt Spinner is our version of a fly presentation on steroids, with the luxury of a bait casting or spinning rod. Salmon anglers can master any presentation with this versatile casting or trolling lure. The skirt provides extra buoyancy, pulsating lively features, and slow retrieval capabilities that no other weighted spinner can offer and there is no other salmon fishing lure like it!
Trolling spoons are effective fishing lures for catching salmon when they are feeding and concentrated in open water. Kodiak Custom premium quality hexagonal scale patterned trolling spoons are hand painted on both sides in unique color combinations that simply catch more salmon.
The trailing hook configuration with a barrel swivel between the hook and split ring increases hookups and landing percentages. A small spinner blade is attached to the lower split ring on the spoon to add noise, vibration, and tail flash that mimics wounded or panicking bait fish. Kodiak Custom trolling spoons are rigged up for fast action salmon fishing and dialed in to win derbies!
Casting spoons are another heavy hitting tool that should be in every hardware angler’s tackle box. When lock jawed salmon appear to be off the bite for good, try spoon feeding them with Kodiak Custom hammered finish casting spoons.
Our casting spoons are air brushed on both sides with enticing displays of superior flash, glow, and bling that finicky salmon can’t resist! Kodiak Custom casting spoons are available in numerous sizes and employ the same trailing hook configuration as our trolling spoons.
Sockeye are hands down the most difficult salmon to catch on a fishing lure. However, they can be the easiest salmon to catch with the proper drift fishing setup. We took the guesswork out of tying the right gear for sockeye flossing in permitted waters and it’s all but ready to go out of the package.
Kodiak Custom Socko Loco sockeye fly rigs are tied on approx. 5-1/2’ of 30 lb. test monofilament line and equipped with everything needed to floss sockeye salmon, except for a sinker. Tie your main line to the 3-way swivel, then attach your sinker weight of choice onto the duo-lock snap and it’s ready to flip! Socko Loco Fly Rigs are available with 4/0 hooks and 3/8” gap hooks that comply with Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game Russian River sockeye fishing regulations.