After seeing a bunch of spawners across the lake, I decided to hoke over there and see if I could tie onto one.....I got 3. First off, they were like any spawner, and wouldn't take anything I would throw at them, then I found I had 2 jigs in my tackle box, one was "regular" with pink black and yellow, about the right size for steel head. The other one was one I tied onto one of those hooks that come with the salmon vibrax's, not expecting to ever use it, but I had some loose material, you know how that is. it was purple, yellow and black, with a itsy bit of olive.
I hooked one that was about 27-30 inches, that hit and snapped my line in about 3 seconds, I was fishing about 4 feet of the bank, in 5 inches of water. using a bobber (that barely held it up) so I switched to my "bad" one, and in 10 seconds WHAM! it got hit by a 20-22 incher that made it on to the bank, but got off before I could take a picture.
The next one I got on video, and it is a pain in the butt to reel in a HAWG while videoing it.
3 fish, that, had I not got the guts to call a girl that I know (I studder, so that had a bit to do with it,Thats when I saw all my 'stuff" laying there, and tied while I was talking)...
I think I'll use jigs a little more for spawners in the future....maybe I'll call that girl back, and get out my hackle, maribou, maybe some yarn, and see what comes out next.