I've watched the video link below several times trying to figure out how these guys are fishing and their terminal tackle. Note the Soldotna bridge in the background. I have thought about throwing lures for kings from the bank, and after watching these guys I'm even more determined to try it this coming July. It looks like they have about a 1-2 ounce weight, then a long leader, then some type of lure. I'm guessing they cast out a long distance slightly upstream and let the lure slowly drift downstream. Maybe a bank fisherman's version of backtrolling. Any insights on this technique would be appreciated, especially the type of lures being used. The lures look somewhat like 2-3 very large bead eggs strung on the leader, and then a hook.
And I know better than to abuse any fish I catch like they do in the video.
The date on the video is 7/14/10, but not posted until 2012 or 2013.