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    Default Anyone fish with buzz bombs consistently for coho?

    Wondering how well others do with them. I have tried them while mootching and have never caught a fish on one. Are you adding a little bit of bait to the treble hook ?? Do chrome ones work the best?. I have tried and used chartreuse and have had no luck. I heard some people troll them or are they motor mootching. I forgot to say I am using these for silvers out of Seward.

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    I use them and alway do very well with them on anything i am fishing for. Halibut, rock, ling and salmon will all hit them.

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    If I'm not fishing a buzzbomb I'm using a spinnow or zelda. I like the chrome or perch colored ones the best. All are great and hammer everything. Silvers especially. The only downside to them is they need to be constantly worked unless your fishing for pacific cod.

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    they are super popular for beach fishing in washington
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    I usually have a spinning rod rigged with one, the conventional rods are rigged with mooching rigs.

    For the buzz bomb I'll cast it out, let it sink a little bit then pull the rod sideways gently. Then I'll reel as I'm moving the rod tip back towards the jig and letting it flutter, then repeat all the way back to the boat. I have taken several silvers with them over the years. Not sure if it's the best color, but the off white and green is my favorite.
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    That's pretty much all I use now when I am trolling for silvers. They attack them like they can't get enough. Stopped using trolling herring years ago. Just check the line near the hook once in a while to make sure it is not frayed. Re-leader them. I also replace the hook with a better quality one than what it came with. I use chrome....4W's

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    Quote Originally Posted by akfishonguy View Post
    That's pretty much all I use now when I am trolling for silvers. They attack them like they can't get enough. Stopped using trolling herring years ago. Just check the line near the hook once in a while to make sure it is not frayed. Re-leader them. I also replace the hook with a better quality one than what it came with. I use chrome....4W's
    I totally agree.

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    I've tried them a few times but didn't like how they kept skewering juveniles. They do work though. I often wanted one when I fished stripers on the East coast.

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    Okay can some one tell me, or have a link to what the buzz bomb is. I have never heard of them. Thanks


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    For others who are curious

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    On downriggers? Behind a flasher? How do you guys rig them?

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