-Use the DD Husky Jerk Silver to get Silver Salmon.
-Make sure your drag is at 3 and use the heaviest line available with a heavy rod for improved leverage. Keep tension on the line when the salmon runs out. When he runs in, keep holding tension until he gets to the edge of the blue. After that, pull up to adjust the tension. On fast runs, you have to just hope that the salmon changes direction. To land the salmon in the boat, pull toward the side or rear part of the boat. Do not pull up. You cannot tire the fish out.
-While fishing for Striped Bass in the Sacramento River, cast the Jointed Clown lure out as far as you can. Just let it sit at the top of the water. You do not have to do anything, and eventually a Striper will come along and nail it.
-While fishing for Striped Bass, use the floater lure (shining recommended). This works very well because the fish come from the bottom and snatch it.
While holding the left mouse button, pull back then push forward w/ mouse. It is much tougher on here than on console. I find it easier to set to auto-cast by going to gameplay options, that way you just have to hold down left mouse button and set target