Fished the Homer Elk's King Derby with my son. He had never caught a king ever. He definitely had the hot hands. Day one he kept two, releases two more. Dad manages a couple himself.
Day two was all Ryu. He is limited out with a few average size fish and dad manages a three pounder.
I really like the line counter reels when fishing with novices as it really helps to get the line and depth control down much easier.
He caught his fish in red label herring. I caught all my fish using the Silver Horde Coho Killer spoons.
A few pics: