Oh yea, eye candy!Woodhunter - good to see you here !!! PA is lovely. Kings thick yet ? i was on ifish the other day after a long Hiatus...here also...just got busy doing other things...i wished MarkMc well in retirement - that seemed worth rejoining the fray..a bit. i really should send you some of these...View attachment 1174236
A few Kings are around. Folks with local knowledge and old school experience have caught a few. Nothing like it was when I moved here in the late 1970's!
Sekiu has been better for large fish. But eventually they will move along the migration routes and show up here.
I like Tomics, hardware and trolling but my thing is serious mooching. Some neat mooching areas here, often deep, but on the right tides and currents the bait stacks and holds a few nice fish. I have caught them up to 300 feet deep on Mooching gear (somewhat specialized, takes a lot of rod to handle 8 or 10 ounces way down there and have sensitivity to detect a mooching nibble).
Like you I fish on the deck for kings: If pulling down riggers I try to keep the ball within 5 feet of the bottom, my release clip is about 4 feet above the ball.
Jigs work well here also. As always with any type of gear, you gotta find the fish!
Umm just think: Lots of secrets in this tackle center, 8 of the large 3700 Plano boxes and 3 smaller stuffed with plugs, jigs, hoochies and more!