Using downriggers takes the guessing out of what depths are being fished. Mooching is most effective when the angle of descent of the line is between 45 and 60 degrees. Keep the bow of the boat into the outgoing current while running the engine or trolling motor just fast enough to keep the boat under control. Use blue, indigo and violet colored lures in combination with white to fish for salmon and other species of fish at depths greater than 60 feet. Remember to check for the proper interaction of the herring dodger and the bait before lowering it to the desired depth.
Many fishermen don't properly take care of the rods, reels, flashers, or spoons. I liked the weather tip, because it is supposed to be nasty…. The fly should match the flasher and the best color depends on the conditions but we typically use green flashers and with green flies. You however may want to make a wooden floater lid on your container to keep the bait submerged. The 00 and 0 size herring dodgers are used primarily for coho salmon. Most experienced recreational trollers do not stop the boat when an average size fish hits, as there is usually other gear out.
They are available in many different metallic reflective colors, the more popular seem to be chrome, red, lime green or blue plaid. Light conditions and water clarity determine the color of the spinner blade that should be used. It's a new product out from Money Maker. I like the Deep Six over all other divers in that you can adjust the trip off by the tension on the clamp. Rhinoceros Auklet image courtesy Dick Daniels.
Being versatile and having the patience to exercise the available options will put more fish in the boat. People have different levels of this amino acid in their bodies, which is excreted onto their hands, and it is easily transferred to lures and bait. Check these depth maps for more details you may have to copy and paste the link in your search engine. They hasve a hinged lower belly section that has a section of foam inside. The size of the sinker depends on the depth to the target area and the speed of the current.
Tie a beaded chain swivel between the 1½ and 4½ foot sections of the leader line. Shortbus Flashers can be used trolling for all types of sport fish in both freshwater or saltwater. Rig up a leader with two single hooks. If she decides to go it will be immediate and the drag does not pull evenly, she will have excess downward pressure on the rod, not the same as if she was 100' to the side to the point of even breaking the rod or the hooks pulling out is a distinct possibility. Website: Now begins the challenge. Here are some proven tips to increase your chances of catching these magnificent fighters. Using fixed length or adjustable length mooching hooks is an option to consider when tying snelled mooching hooks.
Action- Shortbus flashers spin at a speed of 25-35 rotations per minute, dependent upon the troll direction combined with the current speed. Gibbs Delta makes the Highliner Flasher and they are responsible for most of the Chinook Salmon we caught last year! Rule 2 Pay close attention to the tides. Make up a tackle box specifically for your trolling gear so you have everything with you on the water. The correct leader lengths are important to ensure the proper side to side swaying motion of the herring dodger. This gives me some extra insurance for excessive line twist. Use a light colored flasher such as a white or glow in the dark when trolling deeper than 60 feet.
Carefully push the eye of the trailing hook back under the skin of the exit hole. They will all catch fish, some seem to be better than others. However keeping it too long in this solution kind of mummifies the bait to where it deteriorates. This size is small enough you can attach it to a small spoon and have no effect on the spoon's action. My favorite line of scents are Super Dipping Sauce.
The incoming tide in the Columbia River seldom attains velocities of over 4 knots, but as the tide changes from outgoing to incoming the heavier saltwater flows under the outgoing lighter brackish water. The Big Fin Salmon Killer baitfish holder is a fast, efficient and effective method that maximizes the time the herring is in the water fishing. Research has proven that light attracts fish. Now rotate the front hook 180 degrees without tearing the bait, and push it in thru the rear gill plates and out the other side so both hooks points are on the same side. Let it dry, and then spry it with a corrosion blocker. If you are ocean fishing, my old standby is 25 Ande monofilament.