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08-06-2007, 08:27 AM
been starting to fish for kings this year, seems slow trolling with baits is the prefered method, but when trolling spoons etc do you slow troll them also, think i haev been pulling them too fast by what i haev been reading

08-07-2007, 03:47 PM
1-2 knts for live bait, the slower the better. For spoons and hoos, 6 knots or so.

08-08-2007, 02:03 PM
thanks thats what i thought for the spoons etc

Cool Breeze
08-08-2007, 06:42 PM
you also want to use long leaders on those spoons, some say as long as 40', i make mine 25' and use flourocarbon 60lb test-and #4 planers/or downriggers. i try to troll a little slower than what Darren suggest (just my way bud:)) )

if you are using any kind of bait be it live bait, hoos, strip baits etc use a stinger hook. it doesnt necessarily have to be in the bait either, just judge the action of the bait in the water-

good luck

08-09-2007, 04:06 PM
wow 40' leaders thats a lot of hand lining in!!!

08-17-2007, 07:55 AM
wow 40' leaders thats a lot of hand lining in!!!
I would guess that they are using a wind on leader with an albright knot for the braid to floro connection.

04-06-2008, 09:08 PM
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