By Rye Phillips | 09/02/2014

When coho go on a feeding frenzy, almost anything will catch them. Spinners, flashers, hoochies, spoons and plugs. But when the bite gets tough, trolling plug-cut herring will trigger bites when nothing else will. Add a little color and plug-cut baits work even better, especially for lock-jawed coho just days away from leaving the salt and charging into the rivers.


Starting with good, clean herring is vital. Just like the spinners, flashers and hoochies and spoons will produce during a wide-open bite, less-than-perfect herring also will