Ya, ya the bait, 32. 62, off the bottom!Like already said it varies, if you got multiple people on board you can run multiple depths. 3 people is ideal for am easy setup, assuming you have downriggers, something like 50ft and 100ft on downriggers, and a deep six diver right down the middle for shallow!
Ya YA, one year up north, the bite was at 110ft, right off the bottom, white Crocodile spoon. Then another year, 42ft, downrigger ball bouncing, for kings, my buddy got a 15lb butt, on a 5in Watermelon Apex!All the answers above are good. In my experience shallow is often good very early; top 20'. With more light close to bottom is usually good for Chinook (assuming you have down riggers). Exception is late season outside the jetties, almost always catch Chinooks very near the bottom regardless of where the bait is. Good luck!
Some people have a go to depth they start with, bait or no bait, 32ft,62ft.Interesting question that has no right answer. The salmon will be where they want to be based on conditions and bait. We've caught them from the surface all the way down to 300+ feet. From water only 40 feet to can't read the bottom.
Find the zone they're in and work it.
Some people have a go to depth they start with, bait or no bait, 32ft,62ft.
Ya ya we run 2 downriggers, 2 balls out the back!Used to start, at grey light, running 4 rods at 5, 10, 20 and 40' then add 1/2 that every hour until we saw something to target on the electronics or got a hit. Then we would take the farthest from the target or hit rod and put it within 10' of that.
Often by the end of the day, all 4 would wind up within 15' of each other at whatever depth they were favoring that day.