Hahaha, no doubt Chris! You know that slot below Dog. Springers are a fun fish!
You can run just about anything you want under a float, but I prefer bait, specifically eggs. Although, I rocked "Springers" out on spinners, as well as bait all Summer long, into August. You do rig differently, because the fish fight differently than Steelhead, and they simply out weigh them by at least 2-500%. Bu I have, and will again I'm sure, get into Chinook on 6 or 8 lb. leader drifting Summer Steel, in this one stretch. I banked many on 8 lb. Siege this summer, so theoretically you should need a bigger leader, but I imagine if your Steel gear is stout enough, it will handle the Clack springers. I have an 8-12 and 15 pound mainline, and 12 pound leaders. Simple drifting setup, but it works. Rig a float for deep, deep holes. It is impossible to get a drift that is "fishing" in many places, on the Clack at least. It is just the way it is shaped on the bottom. There is even a super duper Chinook hole at Riverside, that is fishable with a properly set float system. Very, very productive.