Top Five Salmon Lures?

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  • Nov 20, 2017
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    Yes, the 4 inch...the smallest below. 5 inch & 6 inch on top. In the deep water, when you see the rockfish hatch....like bocaccio, shortbelly, etc. There will be loads of these 2 - 3 inch babies, and salmon just love 'em.

    Of course, we use the bigger plugs when they are on other feed, like sardines & herring.

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    I went to the Tomc lure website, wow! On all the colors! Thank you for the size, info!
     
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    effigy

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    Which one? Too many....
    I went to the Tomc lure website, wow! On all the colors! Thank you for the size, info!
    You bet. The plugs work best with a long leader (comm fishing they will be up to 30 ft long) and a fast troll speed. So if using a downrigger, put that plug a good 20 ft back.
     
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    effigy

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    Which one? Too many....
    And troll faster than you would with bait or spoons!

    Ya. We're talking 3 - 4 knots. That's why, on a commercial boat, guys will generally fish all plugs or no plugs. Maybe plugs and a few spoons (or spoons and a few plugs). But rarely / never plugs (like it fast) and bait (like it slow).
     
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    Trolling speed is difficult to pin down. If you are trolling with the current, you might have to go faster so that the lure or flasher has action; against the current a slower speed will give the bait good action. My speed over ground can be anywhere from 1.5 knots to 5 knots.
     
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    3.5" Kingfisher light - herring aid - behind red stripe flasher.

    Mother of pearl 5" plug

    Purple haze

    Mega purple haze hootchie made in China with radio active glow stuff in it and a small blue hootchie inside.

    Big 5" coyote spoon in army truck - red stripe flasher.
     
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    3.5" Kingfisher light - herring aid - behind red stripe flasher.

    Mother of pearl 5" plug

    Purple haze

    Mega purple haze hootchie made in China with radio active glow stuff in it and a small blue hootchie inside.

    Big 5" coyote spoon in army truck - red stripe flasher.
    I got some little Light's that when you put them in water the light turns on.
     
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