Trolling herring for salmon in freshwater is likely the most popular and productive technique used to target salmon in the Northwest. There are many different opinions on this subject and much literature has been published. This technical report will focus on techniques that have worked for top producing guides in Northwest Oregon. We will examine why some techniques work better than others do and where these techniques can be employed to increase your chances of catching salmon in freshwater. You can add these techniques to your toolbox or modify your own technique to make your baits more attractive to salmon.