I am new to fishing SE Alaska, and could certainly use some pointers guys. I bought a 34' North Sea Trawler and will now spend my summers in Alaska. I would like to start targeting Halibut, Salmon and Ling Cod. If I'm trolling with downriggers what is a real good rod/reel combo for Kings and Cohos? I am not afraid of putting more cash down for an ideal setup. The consensus seems to be a 8'6" to 9' light to moderate rod. I do have Penn 330 GT's, and Shimano TLD 30A's. Are those Penn's strong enough for the big Kings? How important is it to have high retrieve ratio reels? And are my Shimano's good for Halibut Jigging/bottom dropping?
Any suggestions are certainly appreciated in advance,