Well, my family is headed to Ketchikan again this summer and I get to learn more about how to fish up there, since we're going the self-guided rental boat route again.
1) When trolling a large spoon, should I still use a flasher on the line & if so, approximately how far apart should they be? Also, when using a cut herring or a hoochie & bait strip, about how long should the leader from the flasher be?
2) I gather from some other threads that trolling speeds are normally 2-3mph - is this correct?
3) My mom is tickled with catching pink salmon on a deep six type planing device (she hates using a downrigger), but for cohos and chum, what depths should I be trying the downrigger lines at? 40-60? 60-80? 80+?
Also figured out the solution to the problem my mom had last year when she couldn't feel the fish due to the sideways drag of the hot spot flasher ... gonna rig her up with one of the spinner type flashers unless anyone here has a better suggestion.
Thank you all - looking forward to another wonderful trip to your gorgeous state!