Salmon, Steelhead & Sturgeon Rod Recommendations

This is a listing of fishing techniques for salmon, steelhead and sturgeon. You will find the technique, the series and the specific model number. You can click through to the series and find which model you'd like. Not all rods are guaranteed in stock, but they are current catalog options.

Our fishing rod recommendations are meant to give an overview of options you can choose for specific techniques when fishing. There are many more options in our rod lineup, so these are just a few popular suggestions. 

Salmon Fishing Rod Recommendations

Salmon fishing has a diverse range of techniques employed to catch chinook, coho, sockeye, pinks and chum. Below we offer suggestions on rod models that work for specific methods.

aaron peterson clayton salmon

Popular rod recommendations for salmon fishing.

All Around Boat Road: XCC934GH (Casting)

All Around Bank Rod: HS94HS or HS94HC

Technique

Rod Series

Models

Troll

XCC

XCC

Redline

Redline

Classic Glass

X-11

X-11

X-11

XCC934GH

XCC1064GH

HS106HC

HS94HC

CG90DR

LX106HC

LX96HC 

LX86HC

Plug & Diver

XCC

Classic Glass

X-11

XCC803GH

CG82MHC

LX86HC

Downrigger

XCC

XCC

Classic Glass

XCC934GH

XCC903GH

CG90DR

Float (Bobber)

G1000 Pro

Redline

X11

X11

GP106MHC (Cast)

HS94HS (Spin)

LX96HC (Cast)

LX90MHS (Spin)

Drift (Bottom-Bounce)

Infinity

G1000 Pro

X-11

ISS92HC (Cast)

GP90HC (Cast)

LX90MHS (Spin)

Backbounce & Hover

SI

Redline

X-11

SI710MHC

HS710MHC

LX79BC

Plunk

XCC 

Redline

Insane Surf

XCC1066GH

HS106HC

LIS11MHC

Twitch

Infinity

X-11

ISS711MTS

LX79MS


Steelhead Fishing Rod Recommendations

wynoochie summer steelhead

Popular rod recommendations for steelhead fishing.

Technique

Rod Series

Models

Centerpin

The Closer

 CCP12M

Float (Bobber)

SI

SI

G1000 Pro 

Redline

X-11

SI106MS (Spin)

SI98MC (Cast)

GP106MLS-GH

HS911MS

LX106MLS

Spinner / Spoon

SI

G1000 Pro

Redline

X11

SI98MC & SI98MS

GP96JC & GP96JS

HS94MC & HS94MS

LX96MC & LX96MS

Drift (Bottom-Bounce)

SI

G1000 Pro

X-11

SI90MC & SI98MS

GP86MC & GP86MS

LX86MC, LX90MC

Side-Drift

G1000 Pro

Redline

X-11

GP96LS

HS98MLS

LX96LS

Plug & Diver

XCC

Classic Glass

X-11

 XCC802GH

CG82MHC

LX86MC

Plunk

XCC 

XCC903GH (1 - 2 oz.


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Sturgeon Fishing Rod Recommendations

sturgeon fishing columbia fishing rods

Popular rod recommendations for sturgeon fishing.

Technique

Rod Series

Models

Boat Fishing Bait 

Insane Salt

Insane Salt

Big Fish (BFC)

X-11

LIS7040C

LIS8040C

BFC70H

LX80HBC

Bank Fishing Bait

Insane Surf

Insane Surf

XCC

LIS11MHC

LIS10MHC

XCC1267GH

Kayak Fishing Bait

'Paco' Kayak Series PK7040C

 

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