Thought they could handle it, I used to love [and still do] to catch those little fellas on super light spinning gear. either jigging or with tiny baited hooks.
I was just gonna do a 2 hook rig 1 in the tail 1 in the top jaw with bait-holder hooks [the ones with barbs on the shank of the hook]
What about circle hooks? Then i could leave the tention on relatively tight [obviously not so tight i lose the fish!] and when the salmon mouths it he gets hooked? Hopefully…
Edit: Maybe salmon are lazy and can’t be bothered chasing a little livie