Help me out here someone, Kodiakcombo? I have been fishing southwest of Kodiak in the Shumigan Islands (Sand Point) pretty hard here for the last week and trying to troll up a winter king salmon. I know they are here because the Pollock boats have been dragging them up and bringing them in. They report catching Ďem mostly at night, near the bottom, and in deep water. They say they do not catch that many there in the day? I am limited to 150' on my downrigger and have been trolling everything you can imagine on the other side of a flasher, except small herring which I don't have access to, Coyotes, Apex, hootchies, Bradís Baits pack with good smellyísÖ. I have focused off prominent points and over underwater ridges and reefs next to deep water. Very mountainous and trenched bottom in this area, nothing at all like Homer. One big problem seems to be keeping the bass or Atka Mackerel off the hooks. Any thoughts anyone? Gear, location, special technique for this areaÖ? No offense, and have even fished with him before, but I am sick of seeing the Huntress reports of the last couple weeks. (kidding, Iím in awe!)
Again, Someone hook a brother winter king fisherman up please! Literally!