It sounds like silvers will be a targeted fish in the next month or so and I'd like to be ready for them a little early.
We just started fishing Prince William Sound this summer. Been out about 5-6 times so far and have caught rock fish, shrimp, and even a couple of halibut. We are co-owners on a 28 foot bayliner and have really enjoyed checking out the Sound with our two families. The boat is equipped with Raymarine electronics. Ocean fishing for salmon is a bit new to me. I have caught 99% of my salmon in fresh water over the years. Mostly fly fishing.
We have four pretty decent outfits for salmon. They are Uglystick down rigger rods with Shamano baitcaster reels. I had them strung up with mono from B&J Commercial. We don't have down riggers yet on our boat. That's probably a next year purchase because we've spent thousands already getting other things.
What are the basic set ups for catching silvers in PWS?
Weights? Bait? Hooks? Spoons? Jigs? etc.
How deep do you fish? Does one look for bait balls?
Any tips would be appreciated.