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    I'm bringing my family to Alaska in 2 weeks and will be doing some roadside fishing as well as a couple of charters. I'll be based out of a house in Anchor Point for a week, with the other week spent in Denali, Talkeetna and Seward.

    My question is, what are your favorite baits for Silvers? I've heard about Vibrax's and Pixies and would like to know more about sizes and colors. Also, do folks use beads for Silvers?

    Thanks for any advice you can offer!

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    Visit www.kodiakcustomfishingtackle.com for superior spinners. Tony Davis makes a darn wonderful lure. I am using his stuff exclusively for silvers in Bristol Bay August 8-16 while on assignment. The lures are works of art and have my complete endorsement.

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    Never seen anyone use beads for silvers. Vibrax and pixies are always good. I use six 3 and 4 pink and silver. One of my favorite ways to catch silvers is to drift steelhead jigs under a bobber. Deadly when nothing else is working. Also don't forget cure roe.
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    Vibrax Spinners size four in any color. Bobber and cured eggs. It just doesn't get any easier with these two methods.

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    Definitely a number 6 Blue Vibrax. Seen it work time after time....

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    Default Bobbers & jigs - tell me more

    What kind of bobbers and what size jigs?

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    1/4 and 3/8 oz jigs under a slip bobber. You'll have to adjust depth the find where the fish are at
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    Eggs in an eggloop under a bobber. Wait for the inhale... set the hook and the fight is on.

    Vibraxes are also deadly in any number of variations. I favor black with a siwash hook

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    If I had to use one lure, I'd go with a Vibrax!

    Otherwise, I'd be drifting roe under a bobber...

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    THE best lure ever if I had on;ly one to use is for sure without a doubt.... the silver spider. It grabs em and holds them tight. It'll tell you within a few casts if there are any fish in the area. the silver spider is legal in all most saltwaters. the silver spider catches fish when others are not. The silver spider... enough said.

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    I was wondering what the "silver spider" lure is as I have never heard of one. Who makes it and where can a person purchase one to try it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TA1095 View Post
    I was wondering what the "silver spider" lure is as I have never heard of one. Who makes it and where can a person purchase one to try it out.
    I'm pretty sure he's talking about a "Seward Fly" aka snagging hook.

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    I use roe first, then vibrax spinners
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    #1: salmon eggs clusters, can buy it but most here in Ak cure their own

    #2: #3 fluorescent orange spinner (I like the mepps with a slow retrieve)

    #3: spin-n-glo, egg knot, egg cluster on hook

    charters troll herring in salt water

    Spinners when first start fishing if water is fairly clear
    Drift eggs only if fish clear to slightly murky water
    Murky, milky water with current spin-n-glo with eggs

    My silver set ups for various locations & cured eggs from yesterdays silvers:


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    pro cure all the way!

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    Size #6 Vibrox Silver Blade, Hot Pink in the morning, Chartreuse in the afternoon, & Metallic Blue all day long.
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    Wow, thanks for the pictures! I'm using 20lb. braid, what size leader would be appropriate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big D RiverGuide View Post
    Wow, thanks for the pictures! I'm using 20lb. braid, what size leader would be appropriate?
    Lose the braid and switch to 20lb mono with no leader, then you'll be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcox View Post
    Lose the braid and switch to 20lb mono with no leader, then you'll be good.

    Fish On!
    X2!!! Without a doubt

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    Is that a Vibrax with a willow leaf blade?

    http://www.lakemichiganangler.com/st...x_Spinners.htm

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    a Vibrax with a super blade?

    http://207.5.76.16/popupshowcase.cfm?photo=70820


    How many spinners should I buy for a party of 4 for a week? (an alcohol free party!!!)

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