Backtrolling plugs like Wiggle Warts, Kwikfish and Hot Shots for salmon and steelhead is a very successful technique most often used from a boat. The Luhr-Jensen Hot Shot Side Planer allows bank anglers to backtroll plugs through holding water, just like it would be done from a boat. Professional fishing guide Forrest Foxworthy has guided on Oregon's Deschutes River for more than 30 years. On the Deschutes, fishing from a floating device is illegal and all anglers must wade and fish. The Hot Shot Side Planer is an important tool in Foxworthy's guiding business and he has refined his Side Planer technique over many decades.
In this video, Foxworthy will detail his technique for catching salmon and steelhead with a Luhr-Jensen Hot Shot Side Planer and plug from start to finish.