How-To — Sand Lance

Pro Talk: Sand Lance - Needlefish Jigs For Chinook (King) Salmon

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

One of these traits is “Matching the Hatch” where the fish will feed on what is hatching and or available at the time. In the Pacific Northwest, a collapse in the Herring abundance has forced the salmon to look for other available forage and that has become mainly the “Sand Lance” or sometimes called here the “Needle Fish”. It is amazing that something so relatively small can become the primary meal for such a large and fast-growing fish.

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