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schu7498 wrote:Like what everyone says. braid is great for drifting, you can watch your line cause it floats. just always use a mono that has less strength so you won't be breaking off your braid, but breaking off your leader. otherwise people will be getting mad when they snag your braid in the river. I use 20lb braid and 12lb fluoro, it works great! I will be out early on the corner hole off Purdy. see you guys out there!
donater wrote:dont think kings care about seeing line, they must be the dumber species of salmon.
OFFDAAHOOK wrote:donater wrote:dont think kings care about seeing line, they must be the dumber species of salmon.
i thought king was smart. i thought pink and chum were a little slow
zefsidefishing wrote:since my spinning reel doesnt hold like any 20 lb test, i put 20 lb braid on since the diameter is so small, is that stupid to drift fish with braid at the skok?
Duwimaster wrote:zefsidefishing wrote:since my spinning reel doesnt hold like any 20 lb test, i put 20 lb braid on since the diameter is so small, is that stupid to drift fish with braid at the skok?
Nope, and one of the reasons it was designed too. The kids at the Skok will give you crap for using it. But like I told them last weekend at the Skok, "it's not my fault you keep casting over my line". And guess what, after they lost 3 or 4 set ups to my braid.....they decided to develop a casting order and everything ran smooth after that and their gear was safe Not only that, but you have a small river with lots of people and lots of cover. The quicker you can get the beast in, the better for everyone. Just drop down to 15-17# leader. No sense in using the same main line as leader. There are lots of snags there, sooooo when u get hung up you will save your lead and only have to tie on a new leader as opposed to a WHOLE new set up. Might have to change your knots with braid, I like the palomar when braid fishing.
natetreat wrote:fishenfreak wrote:kings rarely even bite corkies, let alone a tiny bead especially at the skok, its mostly flossing even if you arent trying, only way to be sure is float eggs. they arent steelhead, they arent looking for food like single eggs and such
I am gonna have to disagree with you there freak. I've watched them come out from cover and grab my beads, just like a steelhead does. The trick is that you have to find bitey fish. Even on the Skok, I've pulled my bead out from the gills of a big buck pushing 20 right out from under the combat line. You'll see them jump out of the school to nail it as you reel in. They work well for the price. Pluys you don't get smelly hands! But I'm throwing eggs out there when the crowd clears up to good success too.
Gringo Pescador wrote:Fishing eggs under a float for kings - done it but not to much success as of yet. Planning to change that this weekend.
Question: roll em in borax & put em out the night before to toughen up a bit or fish em sloppy/gooey (I've seen both recommended by one "expert" or another.) ?
On one hand I don't want to run out, but on the other I would rather blow through them and catch fish than have a bunch left over at the end of the day but NO fish...
Gringo Pescador wrote:Thanks! Next question, I am bringing a float rig and a spinner/spoon rig. Any reason NOT to try spinners & spoons? I've hooked kings in the Green with spoons, so I figure why not.
R.Ton wrote:Gringo Pescador wrote:Thanks! Next question, I am bringing a float rig and a spinner/spoon rig. Any reason NOT to try spinners & spoons? I've hooked kings in the Green with spoons, so I figure why not.
go for it. finish the hole you are baitfishing with hardware most of the time this will agitate a strike. you'll either get bit on the first few casts or none at all. if you keep pounding hardware you will spook the fish that are in the hole with that much lead and flash. comes down to presentation. good luck.
Brat Bonker wrote:okay who ever said salmon do not bite beads obviously do not use them and makes inaccurate judges because they are jealous, I mainly just catch coho, chum, and pinks with beads and I have had times where mrod is basically being pulled out of my hands. 8mm red bead, black yarn, 3ft leader, with a #2 hook slays coho in the quilcene, dewatto, skok, cascade, and where ever else I fish for coho. I have seen coho litterally watch the bead pass them and then all of a sudden turn downstream to hit the bead. I have heard stories of people out trout fishing with beads and end up catching salmon with them.
PS went 5 for 14 on the skok today, eggs ruled today for me mainly drifted but missed a couple bobber downs unfortunately and solid hits.
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