For local Van waters and Gulf Islands
In the spring and Always I will have everything with me, my bait (herring and chovies ), spoons and my favorite hootchies. I will mix them up until 2 takes on the same set up, then change every thing over. Example: a grey ghost flashtail a spring favorite, small chovies or herring, Various 4" to 2" spoons like a Tom Mack
or Coyote Chartruese Green and silver Cop Cars, Oil Slick etc, Blood and Bones hootchie, Green and White hootchie always a favorite. Remember your tring to match size of the local bait. Find bait on the sounder and try to fish near the lower part of the school. With these set ups various leader lengths 24 to 60 inches with 36 to 54 a favorite and flashers. Speed up enough to rotate the flasher and then some depending on tide charge. Quicker is better than to slow. Change up things till you hit something.Fish the changes of tides for sure, both sides. Fish with the fleet so to speak, where the most boats are thats generally a sign fish have been taken recently.