Here in North West Indiana right off of Lake Michigan we have a awsome salmon run... A few guys I work with go down to the creek every year and I went with and hooked in a 28lb King Salmon. It was awsome. Since then ive went about 4 times and every time ive hooked into steel heads,brown trout, ect. We all just tie the hook about a foot and a half up the line and put 3 or 4 splitshots on there and use nightcrawlers. What do you guys use?