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The goal was to be ready for deeper water king salmon in the coming months and I am trying to figure out how to maximize the number of baits in the water with minimal rods and minimal line in the water. Trolling from a kayak isn't quite like trolling from a boat. Even though I have a Hobie kayak, I would still need to be able to clear dead lines pretty quickly if a fresh king salmon hits. After a bit of experimenting and conversation with a friend of mine, I think I have it narrowed down to a few different set ups.
Set up 1: Deeper - 3 rods, 2 of them will have torpedo weights and a slider rig so I can run 4 total spoons off to the side. Straight out the back, I will have one rod with a keel weight and a flasher/fly combo. This gives me the ability to try 5 different color combos at any given time and never really have more than 50 to 60 feet of line to clear on each rod.
Set up 2: Shallower - 3 rods, 2 with planer boards on each side of the boat and one straight out the back. Any of the rods could have spoons, cranks, or flasher/fly combos.
Set up 3: Mid depth - 3 rods, 2 with dipsey divers one each side of the boat and one straight out the back. Like combo 2, any of these can have spoons, cranks, or flasher/fly combos.
I won't be on the big lake again until June. This coming Saturday, I will be at a Hobie demo day at Quest Watersports in Ottawa helping the regional Hobie prostaffer field any questions that may come up. The crowd seems like it will be pretty big so I am happy to help. Plus, I have a tournament in that exact spot on the 14th of June so this will give me some time to do some prefishing and get to know the river a bit before hand.
EDIT: Rig one wont work because it would be too many hooks in the water! So that will be modified without the slider rig and will only have one spoon on each line.