The aggressive nature and spectacular leaping ability of the coho make it a favorite among open - water trollers and stream fishermen. Cohos will take a variety of artificials including spoons, spinners plugs and flies. They can also be caught on spawn bags, shrimp and herring rigs. Cohos have flame red flesh that is comparable to that of the sockeye.
Coho in open water often favor small lures, such as a trolling fly fished behind a dodger. Experiment with different leader lengths. A 12 - inch leader gives the fly a fast, darting action; a 20 - inch, a slower swimming motion.