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I am looking for some tips and or tricks for satching coho of ambleside. I have a 14' lund but no down rigers. ( do have lake rigers but only three lb balls). Would like some advise on leader lenght for chovies, or lures. any advise would be greatly appreciated.

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Tube....have a look through the salt forum and there is all sorts of advice on fishing the cap.

You don't "need" riggers for coho's as they can quite often be caught in the top 30' of the water column, but bear in mind if you try clipping on weights and letting out a whack of line to get down a bit that the boats can get pretty tight in there and having 100' of line out behind your boat can be really frowned on. What is the "heaviest" ball that your riggers could handle? You may be able to get by if you can get a few more lbs on and fishing on the slack tides.....you may get dragged around a bit by the current with 3lb balls. (ha ha....sorry just read that back again).

For coho's it can vary as to what will work.....we have hit them on small hoochies in a variety of lighter to green tinted colors. Same thing with smaller coyote spoons........we vary with or without flasher and have had success with both. Anchovies are also a good bet if you can get them. One thing to bear in mind is once the ho's have been stacked up outside the Cap they can get pretty tight-lipped. If you happen to hit a day when some freshies arrive it can be pretty fast and furious. Remember there are springs out there too.........

All in all.....the mouth of the Cap can be a pretty serious gong show with the boats.....you may want to fish a bit further up around the pink apartments for your first few times before wandering into the fray right around the mouth.

As I mentioned earlier........do some searches throught the salt forum as there are LOTS of threads talking about local waters.
 

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Troll fast than the fastest boat. Fish at about 60'. Don't expect anything bigger than 7 lb. And it's getting late in the season for Coho... however, yesterday there were many caught, not many big ones.
Have fun, Jason
 
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