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.

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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