I am a noob to salmon or steelhead fishing and have tried several times with little to no luck and lots of frustration. The waters that I have fished although not recent have been rivers with deep ledges and water that isn't moving extremely fast where you can see the fish and they are suspended more than a foot off the bottom. In the past I have fished for mostly bass and some trout. Now what I have done in the past to catch a good amount of suspended fish which in my opinion are the most difficult especially in a lake is to use a drop shot rig. Now I was going to try this my next time out on the river for steelhead or salmon but someone told me that it is illegal because the weight is below the hook and tied directly to the main line and I by no means have the intention of snagging and don't want to get caught by using this method of catching fish hence why I am asking. My thought on this is constant tension on the line to indicate even the most minute strikes and keeping the bait lure in the strike zone productively. Can someone help me out with this I am assuming everyone here knows what a dropshot rig is and can clarify this for me. Any help would be much appreciated.
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