After reading the post about the ignorant fishers down in the Kenai area especially the parts that were talking about unlawfully hooked reds (in the tail or back) I was wondering what techniques you use for snagging the reds? People tell me that they don't actually feed when they are swimming up the river so you have to snag the hook in their mouths as the jig or fly drifts by. So how do you manage to do that? I would think that the refraction would make aiming pretty much impossible.
I went fishing down there about a week ago and I either couldn't get the hook down deep enough to reach them or I couldn't snag them at the right point so when I brought them in I had to unhook them and let them go. I am going to go down there again if the 2nd run is strong, and I would like to know how you guys catch them. Maybe if I know the proper technique I could keep a few that I land.