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June 15, 2012

YouTube: Two Great King Salmon Techniques

See a couple of experts in action, and be sure to catch Ron Ballanti's full feature in the July issue of Salt Water Sportsman

Hand Cut Plug Herring for King Salmon
Salmon fishing off San Francisco is big news in our July issue, and Ron Ballanti gives you all the details on tackle and tactics. The traditional plug cut herring is the ticket to success. And as Ballanti explains, the development of the Bait Rotator, or “clown hat” has eclipsed the need for modern anglers to learn  how to cut a proper herring plug. But it’s still a valuable skill. Watch this video for concise instruction on creating this classic bait.
(How to plug cut herring)



King Salmon Trolling, California Style
Trolling for salmon with a release weight is a time-honored technique on Pacific party boats and with private anglers alike.  And it’s the method recommended by Ron Ballanti in “California Kings” in the July issue of Salt Water Sportsman.

Here’s how it looks in action.

(How cannonball rig is deployed)