I am a true believer in the ClarkSpoon and Crocodile spoons.
Can use live bait or dead cigar minnows hooked through nose and slow trolled with spoons. I have caught nice kings doing this.
When I am looking for spanish, hardtails or bait in general, I always troll
with couple of spoons. Be sure to use top grade swivels when trolling.
The small ClarkSpoons will really twist your line.
After locating fish, mark the gps, go back and cast. Seems to work pretty well.
Lady fish will literally fight over these things too. I have landed quite a vew nice reds on the crocodile
spoons while casting. Caught 10 of these nice reds last fall. All with large Crocodile Spoon.