So, having convinced the family that early June is peak king salmon season, we have a one week trip to Ketchikan for these fish. I'm tolerably competent with using a downrigger, flashers & other salmon gear after this past year ... Given your druthers, what is the 'go-to' lure or bait you feel is generally most productive for king salmon? Flasher & hootchie, flasher & cut-plug herring, dummy flasher & herring, j-plug, flasher & spoon, spoon only, etc? "Most productive" for me means that my mom will be catching fish ... if she happens to hook a monster, great, but the goal is to keep her catching.
Have watched some youtube videos of commercial trollers, done some reading, and browsed posts on this forum. My guess is that a flasher & hootchie should work just fine, but I'm always ready to learn that my opinion is wrong (again!)