August Pink Reports

Fished about 2 1/2 hours at PnP this morning hoping for some early morning birthday action. Mighty dead. I was the shaker king for a couple hours. I must have landed 8-10 14-16" silvers. Was fun, but I was wanting something bigger. Saw one gear fish landed, and one lost. That was about it.
 
Fishing still slow but found some. Ones is going on the grill tonight. Found none close to any beach but found at around 2PM school after school well out in the main chanel. Up till then found only 4 schools in 7 hours of fishing.
These fish in main chanel were very easy to spook, making me think the fish have been hit so hard they are getting boat, beach and leader shy. They were spooked if you got even 100 foot with the kayak. It was pretty cool to watch the water move like boiling water when they would spook. to bad it also meant that I never got a cast into them. Gave up after a hour the main chanel even though I was still seeing more go through, but 8 hours of fishing for the day was enough.
The one going on the grill had been at least close once to death before. It had seal teeth marks still fairly fresh and red on it. Guess I will have to cut that section out.
 

JesseC

Active Member
Fishing still slow but found some. Ones is going on the grill tonight. Found none close to any beach but found at around 2PM school after school well out in the main chanel. Up till then found only 4 schools in 7 hours of fishing.
These fish in main chanel were very easy to spook, making me think the fish have been hit so hard they are getting boat, beach and leader shy. They were spooked if you got even 100 foot with the kayak. It was pretty cool to watch the water move like boiling water when they would spook. to bad it also meant that I never got a cast into them. Gave up after a hour the main chanel even though I was still seeing more go through, but 8 hours of fishing for the day was enough.
The one going on the grill had been at least close once to death before. It had seal teeth marks still fairly fresh and red on it. Guess I will have to cut that section out.
what an unlucky bastard!
 

JesseC

Active Member
How do you know if his parents were married or not?
Sorry. I shouldn't assume. I just thought all pinks....

Just got a report from a buddy in Davis Bay BC. He said pinks were on fire... one guy got four in four casts. Hopefully that means a large bulk of the run is still making its' way down.
 

P.Dieter

Just Another Bubba
Pat, what color is your kayak? I was watching pinks from a bridge last run and they would freak at a bright colored boat, my reddish kickboat would spook them much more that my buddy's green one too.
 
Have you thought of maybe trying to intercept them as they are moving in a certain direction? Maybe try paddling a head of them and waiting for them to get closer within casting distance?
 
Lower Puyallup/tidal affected portion recon- no room at all for backcast unless I want to take my chances wading out into the steep dropoff to hopefully find some gravel in short order after that. I didn't try and am not going to unless maybe the river drops.
The gear worked fine though for some smoked salmon supply and the fish were in in the lower river. They are there if you know of a good spot to get out enough for a backcast. Bright and feisty too. I was there for high tide so the current slowed a bit with the influx of tidal water.
 
no room at all for backcast
You need to go visit jedi Aaron Reimer (River Run Anglers) and have him teach you to single spey.

My report: down South I found rafts of seaweed, coloured water, and few fish. I headed a bit farther North and was able to find cleaner water, a couple of fish, and a first for me; I was able to sight cast to a rat fish.(in my defense I saw a dark shape cruising and cast to it) Thank goodness for barbless hooks!
 

flybill

Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!
Got to fish MA11 from a boat today with Roger Stephens! What a treat! Will post a detailed report, maybe, but hit 7 or 8 good spots down there. Dash was turbid and unfishable with the brown water and junk in the afternoon.. We got one pink and ran into Pat (HikePat) in his kayak.. I recognized him cause he was wearing his hat and he was in a kayak.. Now I get to clean the fish, it was bleed immediately, which I hate doing.. :cool:
 

skyrise

Active Member
fished the snohomish this morn. 2 caught from the bank. 2 caught from a kayak.
seems fish are moving thru and not sitting for long. some good size to em.
dont think this run is near as big as 2 years ago. just my opinion.
 
Take into consideration they are still catching a shit ton out in the straits...this run is far from over! On that note, I hit a N. Sound beach this evening with a few other fly flingers. Fish were jumping 2-300 yards out, I just couldn't cast that far. I didn't see anyone hook up, except with a flounder or BH.

On another note - I wonder what the record is for longest thread on WFF? This might be the one to break it....we still got a ways to go.