Catching salmon from world class beaches is one of the most iconic WA fishing activities you and your family can have. Launching a lure into a huge school of salmon only 30 metres from the beach gives every fisher, novice or pro, a tremendous thrill and one which never seems to gets old.
Check out how easy it is to catch a salmon from the beach, click here.
Lure fishing for salmon on world class West Australian beaches has many great benefits:
- No need for stinky bait and cheaper than buying bait all the time
- You can cast further and be amongst the action by putting your lure in the zone
- Adds to the ‘sportfishing’ element
- Great way to get the kids into lure fishing
- No skill needed in regards to lure movement or techniques
- Great method for catch and release fishing
So with that in mind, we’ve come up with the top salmon lures you and your family must have this season.
Salmon Lure Criteria:
- Castability: (beach casting only)
- Price: Affordable for everyone
- Catchability: Does it actually catch fish
The curved ends of the famous Twisty create an enticing action like no other metal lure. From a slow wobbling retrieve to a high-speed splashing retrieve, this lure is truly versatile. The Twisty Chrome has an incredibly realistic baitfish profile that has proven itself in both salt and freshwater.
Price: 5/5 (approx. $5 – $10)
Other Species: Tailor, herring, bonito, tuna, trevally, Queenfish, freshwater trout, mackerel
How to fish them: For best results, vary speed and angle of retrieve, and choose different colours to match the available baitfish in the area. The Twisty Chrome comes in a range of weights. Constructed with a shiny chrome body, anglers have the choice of either a chrome, gold, green, or red holographic variety in a weight from 1.5g up to 70g.
The Richter Plug is a simple yet effective lure that is nearly indestructible. Favoured among anglers for its great action on the retrieve this lure is the go to in any condition. With their slim profile and weight, they make a great long-distance casting lure that can be fired out like a torpedo and this can be crucial when trying to reach distant schools of cruising salmon on southern beaches. Whether you’re casting into open clear water or around rocky reef structures, this is one lure you can’t do without this salmon season.
Price: 5/5 (approx. $5-$10)
Other Species: Tailor, herring, bonito, tuna, trevally, Queenfish, Kingfish, ,ackerel
How to fish them: They can be fished as either a sinking stickbait or a surface lure or both during the same retrieve! Retrieve them fast to create a frantic baitfish surface splash action or slow the retrieve down and watch it dart around just under the surface.
Available in White, Red Head, Chartreuse, Pink and Yellow, and in five sizes from 28 grams through to 140 grams – sized from 138mm to 78mm.
Along with the Halco Twisty, Raider metal lures are one of the most versatile fishing products ever designed and are useful for many fishing applications. Not only do these lures work in all water depths, they are effective in all aspects of lure use. The range of sizes match most baitfish profiles. Their range of weights means they have multiple fishing applications but do their best work being cast off a beach at a hungry waiting school of salmon.
Price: 5/5 (approx. $5 – $10)
Other Species: Tailor, herring, bonito, tuna, trevally, Queenfish, Kingfish, mackerel
How to fish them: For best results, vary speed and angle of retrieve, and choose different colours to match the available baitfish in the area. The angled design allows for maximum casting distance, a ‘dart and weave’ motion on the retrieve at all but slow speeds for spinning.
Constructed with a shiny chrome body, anglers have the choice of nine sizes ranging from 10g upto 200g.
FREE SALMON HOTSPOT MAPS
Yes that’s right, we’re giving you all the tools and advice you need to catch one of these awesome sportsfish from your local beach by providing free beach fishing for salmon maps available for download here, alternatively pick one up from a local tackle store and speak to the experts on the ground.
Also why not be involved in all the excitement by checking out the Awesome Autumn of Salmon celebrations we’re having! More info here.
So what salmon lure is the best? What do you buy?
The answer is obvious, you can never have enough lures for all forms of fishing. Recfishwest’s suggestion is to buy one of each and try for yourself. Different lures will work best with different rod and reel setups. With the lures we’ve reviewed being so affordable and proven to catch salmon, it won’t break the bank if you buy one of each and make up your own mind!
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