Early in the season, start by fishing the river mouths, as a majority of the fish are waiting at the mouth and are working towards making their run up the river. Females are looking for areas where they can deposit their eggs for fertilization, so look for rocky areas and spots without mud. Males will be adjacent to these areas––downstream, in deeper pockets, spillways, under bridges, and dams––awaiting the scent of deposited eggs. In-line spinners in bright colors like orange and red typically get fish to bite while they are moving up the river, getting ready to spawn. Catching fish after the spawn can be tricky, but can be done by fishing salmon spawn under a bobber, making repetitive casts over deep pockets to agitate fish into biting.