And if this doesn't work, try slash and burn. Reel as fast as you can while slashing the rod downward sharply! Also, don't fish too tight a drag if you're working it this way and a king hits it at 20-30mph that's gonna be A LOT of force!!!By throwing it off the pier I am assuming you are looking for kings. In that case burn it, kings cant resist a flashing bait moving super fast. As soon as you stop it, most of the times kings will just turn away.
Great color too, I catch more fish on pink then any other color.