Our 2012 season has begun. We took the boat out this afternoon for a shake down trip and everything worked fine. We went north to the middle of the 01’s and set up in 180 fow. Our first rod down took a nice King. It came on the chute rigger down 159 ft. with a big Dreamweaver Paddle/Pickled Sunshine Action Fly stacked with a regular size Yeck Lighting spoon. It took the stack. We worked between 180 and 250 fow and trolled north to the 05’s and then back to the 02’s. Our best action between 200 & 220 fow. These spring Kings are feisty. We hit 17 fish and boated 11 of them, 10 Kings & 1 Coho. Every thing was deep. Our top rod was the chute rigger. It had 5 bites, 3 on the Paddle and 2 on the Lighting stack. A low wire diver out 243 ft. with a 10″ Showtime Spin Doctor/ Blue Moo Meat Rig went 4 times. A high wire diver out 240 ft. with a 10″ Mountain Dew Spin Doctor/Big Water Tackle Cold Steel Meat Rig went twice. A regular size Fuzzy Bear Frosted Veggie on a 400 copper went twice and a magnum Fuzzy Bear Modified Blue Dolphin on the other 400 copper went once. A pair on regular size Yeck Lighting spoons on a out down set a t 100 ft. went twice and a regular DW Blue Glow Dolphin on the other out down at 115 ft. went once. The temp was pretty much the same from the surface down to 160 ft. – 40.2 to 40.9.