I like flicker shads and flicker minnows. They are cheap, and they dive easier than a spoon. You can always tell that they are working by looking at your rod tip.
I have tried spoons but in the depth required to catch lakers you would need additional weight. No downrigger on my vessel. I do have snap weights which I did not use today.
I brought 6 lures out today. That’s it. If they didn’t work then it was going to be a day out exercising. Minimizing your tackle box does help you really master that lure.