Chasing the Largest Salmonid on Earth
Known to Mongolians as the “river wolf”, Taimen (Hucho Hucho Taimen) are exceptionally fierce and ferocious predators. As the world’s largest surviving salmonid, they are famous for feeding on large fish, ducks, mice, and even large prairie dogs. Don’t be fooled, however: taimen fishing can be challenging, and in many ways, it is similar to steelhead fishing. While the ability to make long casts can be an advantage, it is certainly not a necessity, as many big taimen will strike within a boat-length of the rod tip. Patience and persistence are more important in this game.