Luhr Jensen came out with a handful of new color schemes for their ever-lethal Kwikfish last year that flat out tore up the coastal salmon for us last fall.
The three K-15’s on the left in the photo below worked great for both kings and silvers last fall and Luhr Jensen just released the new color on the right in both purple/pink and purple/blue. It’s a twist on the old #748, a.k.a. the “Gay Boy”, that was so lethal for fall salmon. Kings, silvers, and chums absolutely tore that plug up for many years.
This new color scheme will no doubt get pummeled by salmon the same way the old #748 got schwacked.
Here’s a little different look at the new plug colors rigged up with Mustad open-eye Siwash hooks. Ten to fifteen years ago I would shy away from larger plugs any time there was a single barbless hook restriction in place because you would miss so, so many take downs. With the new Mustad open-eye Siwash hooks, however, the hook up percentage on singles is much higher. These wicked-sharp hooks on LJ’s new plugs is a lethal combo!
We’re expecting the first big deluge of the fall this coming week, which means the rivers will come up substantially. When they start dropping though…it’s time to bust out the Kwikies because the Washington coastal rivers are going to be polluted with salmon. Guides like Joseph Princen from JP’s Guide Service are already catching limits of chrome kings daily and with a little rain the fishing is only going to get better.
Thanks for stopping by and best of luck to you on the water this fall. Rig up some of these new Kwikies and go get’em!
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