How/Where To Fish: Most captains at least start their day off on the the troll, as it helps locate schools of feeding salmon faster. They'll pull chunks of "plug-cut" herring rigged on rubber "hoochie" squids behind flashers (large reflective teasers, left) at various depths in the water column using downriggers and banana weights. When the troll bite is good, many captains opt to stay with it, though some switch to "mooching." Mooching is a technique that requires you to feed your bait in free-spool back to a the fish, letting them run, then locking up the reel. Although salmon schools constantly roam, most captains target deep drop-offs around jutting shore points, and ledges off to the side of submerged humps and islands.