ROTM: The Humpy Killin’ Posse



Of the myriad ways to catch pink salmon, there may be no more effective way in the salt than putting any of these simple set-ups (the middle rig is the traditional Humpy Killer) 35 to 50 feet behind the boat and up to 60 feet down on the ’rigger. Expert Terry Wiest of Steelhead University believes the white dodgers catch their eye and pink lures trigger their feeding instinct. If you substitute a flasher for these dodgers, add 2 to 3 inches to your leader to keep the action that the short leaders provide. Wiest says to troll super slow in a zigzag, and when you hook one pink, leave the other rods down, if possible, as the fish travel in large schools.


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