Backbouncing/Float Fishing Spawn, & BackTrolling Crankbaits.
Backbouncing/Rolling/Float Fishing Spawn , & BackTrolling Crankbaits.
Back Bouncing or Float Fishing spawn for King Salmon, in my mind, is the #1 way to catch these fish. This technique was first mastered in Alaska and was introduced on West Michigan rivers a few years ago. This method can be either fished back bouncing or drifting with bobbers. My clients and myself prefer the back bouncing method because of hands on abilities and the feeling of a King hitting your bait. A piece of skein spawn, about the size of a golf ball, is snelled onto a treble hook and presented into the water where Kings are holding. Multiple hookups during a days trip is normal and limits are taken usually during peak fishing periods.
Crankbaits such has Daves Kaboom, “Winning Streak Lures” are used during August and the first few days of September. Kings strike these baits with avengence. Baits are set out a few feet off the stern of the boat and presented very slowly to the fish just off the bottom of the river.