So far every client has been able to catch atleast one fish, if not their limit of two.
This has been an exciting season with really clean fish and bright red/orange king salmon filets for the dinner table.
The salmon bite has been first thing in the morning with another bite occurring in the later afternoon.
I am utilizing a new technique this season that seems to be paying off for us. Although, the standard various double bladed spinners and kwikfish/ killerfish will still work. This new technique consist of using a large flasher 8″ or 11″ and a Brads Cut plug pulled behind it.
The rigging consist of a 3 way swivel, with a 2-3 foot dropper weight of 8-12 oz. The third swivel has roughly an 18-24″ leader of 30-40lb Xtreme Braid mono line tied to a large snap swivel. This snap connects to the flasher. The back side of the flasher then has a 3ft leader of 30lb monofilament connected to the Brads Cutplug stuffed with a can tuna mixture. I use 40-50lb Xtreme Braid as my main line.
I troll this combination going with the current at 3.2-3.7 mph which is about 1 MPH faster then my standard techniques speed and try to stay in the deeper lanes of 16-22ft of water just as I do with all of my downtown salmon trolling.