You can find freshwater salmon at open areas. Freshwater salmon is a dream catch for trollers. Several freshwater salmon weighing over 5 kg have been caught yearly.
|Finnish Freshwater salmon facts|
|Spawning season||September - October|
|Spawning place||Do not breed in a natural way in Central Finland|
|Source of nutriment||Benthic animals, insects, fish. Most important insects are sedge flies of different development phases. In lakes mostly vendace and smelt, in rivers bleak, perch, roach.|
|Use as food||Reddish, low in fat, and tasty.|
Freshwater salmon use vendace and smelt as nutriment and therefore they follow vendace and smelt swarms. Freshwater salmon are often in deep waters in summer and therefore you should use a downrigger when trolling. Freshwater salmon are near the surface, often even near shores, in autumn and spring.
The best time for trolling is in the darkness of the morning and evening, but it is also possible to catch freshwater salmon at night or during the day. The fishing season begins early in spring and ends when lakes freeze. The best season is late in autumn.
Brown trout use vendace and smelt as nutriment and you should take that into consideration when you choose your lure.Trolling on lakes Freshwater salmon
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Freshwater salmon Trolling on Lakes: Lake Päijänne © Kalastusretki Vääksystä tai Sysmästä
Freshwater salmon Trolling on Lakes: Fishing Ground of Saarijärvi © Fishing Ground of Saarijärvi
Freshwater salmon Trolling on Lakes: Lake Päijänne (Freshwater Salmon 4,0 kg) © Päijänteen kuhauistelucup
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You must always pay National fisheries management fee 2022 if you are aged 18-64 years and get permission of the owner of the water areas is always required independent of the age of the fisher. You can ask licences for example from your cottage owner or local gasstations or shops.
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