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Offline Bigfish1!

Lures for chinook salmon trolling
« on: February 13, 2020, 12:32:35 PM »
     I'm doing a little off season shopping and am looking for a ,"Rapala", style hard bait.  I'm using down riggers so I think a lipless lure would be best.  I also have to fish with single barbless hooks.  I'm looking for a lure that I can run at 3-4 MPH to search for fish.  Any suggestions, thanks, BF1

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Re: Lures for chinook salmon trolling
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 12:52:20 PM »
Great Lakes guys run J-Plugs, maybe you could convert one to single hooks?
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Re: Lures for chinook salmon trolling
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 01:20:33 PM »
Where are you fishing?
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Re: Lures for chinook salmon trolling
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2020, 01:39:31 PM »
Tomic or Silver Horde salmon plugs are salmon kryptonite.

https://tomiclure.com/lures/classics/

https://www.silverhorde.com/silver-horde.html

All work well at 3-4 mph.  Distance from DR release will increase search action at depth.  I like @ 50'.  Lots of colors, but white, dbl glo & pearl are universal.   Rattles and UV are also popular options.  Tomics with fixed eye can also be rigged for max action at different speeds.

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Re: Lures for chinook salmon trolling
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2020, 02:21:09 PM »
Plus 1 on the J Plugs..... which are pretty much the same thing as tomics and silver hoards....     OR..... you could try my special lure that no -one other than those that have seen it work...    The old church-key special.   Laugh all you want but it works.   Make one up and next time you're out, run it alongside the boat and check out the action.     Has to be the round end towards the rod so requires drilling a hole on the pointy end so you can connect a single barbless hook with a small split ring. 

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Re: Lures for chinook salmon trolling
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2020, 04:47:47 PM »
Maintenance on that thing is a bitch.  Will rust in a heart beat...  Question though, does one of those with 'experience' out perform new???    :rimshot:

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Re: Lures for chinook salmon trolling
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2020, 05:50:12 PM »
No maintenance other than coating with WD-40 and then rinse when done.   Folks who think this lure is BS should most definitely never try it.    :rimshot:
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Re: Lures for chinook salmon trolling
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2020, 05:55:15 PM »
FisherDV, Northern California, Mooch, just what I was looking for, I had heard of the Tomic but not the Silver Hoard, they look great.  Hunter, that thing looks way to complicated, probably never get it to spin right.  Thanks for the info guys, BF1

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Re: Lures for chinook salmon trolling
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2020, 06:09:56 PM »
I was curious where you are fishing because different areas, ocean, rivers, lakes call for different techniques and different rigs. Also varying regulations/seasons.
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Re: Lures for chinook salmon trolling
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2020, 07:59:16 PM »
   Hunter's church key jig looks very close to the artificial Sand Eel jigs that many people use to catch Haddock here on the East Coast.  Might just have to add a little weight.  I'd be willing to bet the Haddock wouldn't know the difference.  I'm not kidding. 


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Re: Lures for chinook salmon trolling
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2020, 07:54:17 AM »
I ALWAYS take everything you post as the Gospel truth Yat...  I am sure everyone else does too.   :stooges:

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Re: Lures for chinook salmon trolling
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2020, 08:20:25 AM »
   Well...…….I have to confess, it's taken quite a while to finally get you guys thinking straight.   I must admit though, in the end, the effort was certainly worth it.   Like I said, you're gonna miss me.   Ha


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Re: Lures for chinook salmon trolling
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2020, 11:05:59 AM »
Plugs will do what you are looking for. Tomic makes a quality product and has almost any colour and size you can imagine. ! 

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