In North America wild Atlantic Salmon are one of the top sought after cold-water fish targeted by fly anglers. In most jurisdictions you are only allowed to angle for them using single, barbless flies. No lures are allowed.
In lake Ontario Atlantic Salmon have been introduced where trolling anglers can catch them using traditional Pacific Salmon lures and plugs wither with long-lines with diving devices like Dipsey Divers and of course downriggers.
Our friend Yukka Leino sent us this image of one of the largest Atlantic Salmon he caught while trolling in the Sea of Finland. You can see the spoon he caught it on in his hand. Saltwater and brackish water Atlantic Salmon can grow to giant size feeding on herring, sardines, shrimp and more.
Yukka also catches smaller Atlantic’s salmon once they enter the river systems along with sea run trout.