I prefer crippled herring jigs (10-20 0z.) and diamond jigs of the same weight. The viking jigs work but they do not cut through the current as well as the others because of the bent and fluted shape. They also come with giant treble hooks which will snag the bottom if you are not that familiar with this type of fishing. I like dark blue/purple twister tails and shrimp teasers that look similar to the old salty dog lure. Blue has caught hundreds of cod and pollock for me on these trips. Tim Coleman of ************* once wrote that color tests in deep water have shown that blue holds its hue better than any other color. My experience with blue has proven to me that it is the best. I have caught fish on white, yellow, green, red, pink and other funky colors including one that is almost clear. I guess it doesn't appear clear to the fish. Sometimes when the teaser is outfishing the jig by a wide margin I will use a twenty ounce bank sinker with two teasers rigged on dropper loops. Sometimes its double headers all day long. One thing I learned is to use the best hooks you can find. The Gamakatsu octopus style in sizes 6/0 to 8/0 are great hooks that are super super sharp. This makes a difference when trying to stick a fish in deep water. Since using these hooks exclusively I've found that I do no lose many fish at all compared to those using regulare mustad or beak hooks. Don't use bait on the jigs or teasers. Learn how to make the jig dance properly by watching those who are catching. The bait interferes with the proper jig motion. Now go give 'em ****.