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    Default yesterdays hungry king salmon

    I started trolling wioth a spoon, then a blue herring, 32-47ft, once I notice the kings come to the spoon and not eat it, I switched to the herring and when they didnt eat it I sped up and you can see what happened.http://youtu.be/ht8koelU4kk
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    I can't see from the video, but are you running a flasher or dodger with your whole herring?
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    I use the swarm flashers on the downrigger ball
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    I can't see from the video, but are you running a flasher or dodger with your whole herring?
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    What was your water speed before and after you sped up?

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    Are u watching live action while trolling?


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    1.8 herring got hit, they didnt hit again so i sped up and the herring went into a tight roll and got eaten.
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    yes live via seaviewer 950 drop camera hooked to downrigger
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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakcombo View Post
    ...so i sped up and the herring went into a tight roll and got eaten.
    Ha! Different means to the same end, but without the camera. My usual trolling speed is 1.6 to 1.8. I always put down at least one cutplug herring along with the whole rigged because a good cutplug always gives a nice tight roll even at slower speeds. If they're hitting the cutplug at that low speed, I know I need to speed up if I want hits on the whole. But usually I just switch all the lines to cutplug and keep on with my slow trolling ways. Old habits are hard to break!

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    See, I run at least 2.0, usually 2.3-2.7 and cover ground, probably why I can't keep a cut plug from coming apart.
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    I occasionally get that high for kings, but more often for silvers. I can't keep them together if they're not cured either. But with a good cure they hold together for me up to at least 3.5, as fast as I've tried them.

    I use the cure from Salmon University (minus the bluing most times), but go one step further. I make my cuts at home, then clean out the gut and pack the cut herring in ziplocs with a little additional cure solution. They keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks without souring. They hold just fine on ice on the boat, so I always have them on hand and ready. No waste at the end of the day either, cuzz they go back home and into the refrigerator again. Might give it a try.

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    Ya, nice thing about this cold weather, I can leave the herring in the brine on the boat and it keeps just fine.
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