The ship anchorage is from about 3 to 10 mile out of the jettys, a little north of the jettys. The best ships to troll around are the ones have been there for a day or two. All the the rigs you can see as you leave the jettys will hold kingfish now. Trolling out from each set of jettys and the edge of the ship channel and there bouys can be productive. Just get some live bait or ribbon fish and have a blast.
Russel lures work great, especially if they are not feeding real hot. It makes them want to hit hard, so make sure you set your drag light or they will break you off. I usually will troll ribbons in the mix but 9 out of 10 times they will hit the russel. Make sure you use wire on your russel lures or they will bite you off. It works best if you fish from about 7 to 10 and from 5 till dark. They will feed during the day but best early and late. Sometimes they will be on one side of a ship, standpipe, or the jetties. You just have to troll around until you get a hit. I have seen that area get repeat hits every time you come through. Last Sunday evening and Monday we caught 15 kings at the jetties. They are there, have a blast!
Dont forget to vary your speed while trolling. Sometimes just put her in neutral for 10 to 15 seconds or more to let the baits drift down deeper. You can also use a planer or downriggers too to get the bait lower. Ive noticed on kings sometimes the depth you are fishing\trolling makes all the difference. You got room Teusday I'll come along?