I took a bunch of topwater bass plugs to Alaska this summer and the coho loved ’em!
And if you’re into topwater, check out the BEST TOPWATER BITE EVER
Just in time for salmon season: The next eBook in my how-to series: Plug Fishing for River Salmon will be available soon at Amazon, Nook and iTunes (you can also get a PDF version). This one’s the biggest and baddest of them all so far…packed full of tips, tricks and in-depth how-to info on how to catch kings with plugs like FlatFish and Kwikfish, etc.
In it, I cover in detail Back-Bouncing,Flat-Lining, Hovering, Plug Wraps, Plug Selection, Tuning and a bunch of other cool stuff I employ every single day on the water!
There are tons of color pics of gear and rigs (and fish too!), plus full color diagrams to help you understand the concepts. Stay tuned…I’ll let you know when it’s ready to go!
When this jumbo Oregon native (the steelhead, not the dude!) smashed Ken “Smitty” Smith’s plug, his first thought was “springer.” But then the thick buck jumped and the fight was on!
Smitty was running 10-pound so you can imagine what kind of craziness ensued, but in the end, he was able to subdue the beast. Ken figures that he got a huge helping hand from his dad, who recently passed on and was surely watching the action from above.
As our first entry of the March Hawg of the Month, Smitty will have a chance to win some schwag from the Pautzke Bait Co. If he advances, Ken will get to compete in the Hawg Bowl Playoffs at the end of the year and maybe, just maybe win a trip with Bill Swann of Swanny’s Guided Fishing. Click to ENTER
On your idea of using a #50 hot shot for spring Chinook: When you change out the hook and use the barrel swivel– do you remove the split ring and attach the barrel swivel directly to the screw eye? Or do you attach the barrel swivel to the split ring?
Hey Chris, I take a small set of needle nose pliers and open the screw eye on the plug and attach the swivel there. With a split ring and barrel swivel, run you run the risk of adversely affecting the plugs action.