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I witness a guy and his dad kill the chinook on a homemade spinner. How many of you fish with spinners for chinook? (from a boat, like a kwikfish)

With all the talk about alvins and baitwrapped kwikies I was amazed to see this guy pull out this spinner and have a fish on in less than 10 minutes. We had to give him a hard time because he turned it loose because it had too many fins :grin: . But, they landed two more between him and his dad on spinners while we only caught one on a kwikfish. The spinner was blue bodied with a chrome blade that seems to be the color that is working well this year.

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spinners

#21 but with a bit smaller green eye with 5 green tee beads and a 4/0 owner treble.

But to answer your question...spinners are often the go-to. A bit of a zipper on the river in front of me. If the hoglines are dozing off with thier qwikies and herring, you bet I'll be trolling a spinner. They work!

Funny but you dont often see anyone use alvins down here either.
 

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I'm with Row vs Wade,
I have caught more fish trolling spinners than any other way, probably because that is how I fish for them 90% of the time. I like the half brass and half chrome blade TeaSpoon spinner with red body. I used to say the largest you can find, but I saw one at the new fishing store in Salem(name left out intentionally-not an Ifish sponsor) the other day that looked to be about two feet long and weight five pounds. (exaggeration of course but fishermen always do!) Anyway, I fish a pretty large spinner and troll as slow as you can go and keep the blade spinning. Also add a little shrimp oil every 5-10 minutes, most of the fish I catch are right after applying scent.

Good luck,
Scott
 

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Originally posted by Montana:
Why did he throw back a Chinook with to many fins, you can keep a Chinook with to many fins right now.??
<font size="2" face="verdana,arial,helvetica">He asked us when he pulled up about "natives" and he had a smile on his face. We thought he was joking because a mutual friend threw back 4 a few days prior because they had too many fins. He had a fish on with in a half hour of anchoring, dropped anchor and fought the fish about 1/4 mile downriver. We saw him net it and the excitement (for us) was gone. On his way back one of the guys I was with said, "I didn't see him bonk that fish?" He pulled up and we asked where's the fish? He said, "it had too many fins" :rolleyes:


We kind of felt bad but,
YOU GOTTA READ YOUR REGS!!

The guy didn't believe us when we told him that he could keep nates. He landed another before I landed mine and looked kinda worried about having it in his boat.
 

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Spinners never work when trolling for salmon. :wink: :grin: All I know is that they absolutlely hate the red body/gold blade combination. They attack it like.........SHHHH
Dang, cat's out of the bag. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :dance:
 

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At bouy 10 this year my brother fished exclucively with rainbow spinners,I stuck to my plugg cuts, some days he kicked my butt,others I had more but atleast he never had to worry about what his bait looked like or how it was spinnin. :shrug:
 

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spinners do not work especially for fall chinook in tillamook bay. they are almost as bad as herring for fish b10 and we all know that they dont work!!
 
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