September Pink Reports

#61
Sorry my info doesn't meet everyone's standards. But the reason for shitty photos and numbers is because I am journaling/photographing every pink I catch this year for reasons that only matter to me. I will continue to post info I feel like sharing complete with half assed photography until I throw in the towel.
 

P.Dieter

Just Another Bubba
#62
Don't take it personally Evan, just opinions and we all got them. It was just as I said my $.02 and not knowing me you might be reading more into it then I intend. Wait till we meet to decide if I'm a total asshat or not.
 

SciGuy

Active Member
#63
Reports without any hint of a location or whether fish were caught in the salt or fresh water are unhelpful and bordering on boasting. I'm not accusing anyone of this, but am bringing it up in a hope that future reports will be more helpful to others. I won't blow their "secret" fishing holes, but will say that Evan and Ian were fishing the snohomish river.

I fished the salt in a boat off Mukilteo on Saturday and there are lots of pinks and Coho moving through. Some rain would probably help draw the fish into rivers.
I disagree 100%. Always how but never where.
 
#64
What's your guys' definition of 'where'?
Where as in what Mile Marker you were at? What rock you were standing on?

How about giving the name of the river/area, upper/lower, I could careless where you were standing.
 
#65
I've posted reports from various area 11, 10, and 9 beaches and the Snohomish system rivers.

I've been completely skunked ONCE this season (as in 0 grabs, no hookups, nada), and it was the one and only time I followed the "report."

I don't like report chasing, or feeding the habits of those that rely on reports. I'll post what I want, when I want, and you can take what you want from it or ignore it. I'm not changing my habits. I'm not fishing secret rivers or areas, but I have some specifics to what I do that I don't want going out on an open forum. My favorite spot to fish for pinks, which I ALWAYS fished by myself, or with at the most one or two other people, has had 15+ people at it on multiple occasions, on WEEK DAYS this run. I despise fishing with crowds. It's a deal breaker for me, and I won't post anything that may feed more people to where I'm at.
 
#66
Has anyone else noticed different sexes keying in on different sizes and retrievies? This weekend a pal was fishing a size 6 or so medium weighted gotcha thingy and all his fish but one were bucks. I was fishing a size 2 3/32oz jig and all my fish but one were hens. I've noticed this a couple of times this season.
 
#67
Has anyone else noticed different sexes keying in on different sizes and retrievies? This weekend a pal was fishing a size 6 or so medium weighted gotcha thingy and all his fish but one were bucks. I was fishing a size 2 3/32oz jig and all my fish but one were hens. I've noticed this a couple of times this season.
Definitely. When I was fishing my super secret "shell back" fly, all I caught were big, hot males. More drab, less flashy flies seemed to get mostly hens.

Last couple days with the flashabou fly, it's been back to mostly males again.
 
#68
Also, if anyone wants to go slummin' on the Duwamish and is worried about the nets being in, the Muckleshoot fisheries hotline is: 1 800 347 4669.
 

ten80

Active Member
#70
My original statement might have come across a little too strong for some, but I never said that exact locations and secrets should be posted. My comments were mainly in reference to jwg's fundamental questions about the general area in which pink action might be found. I do agree with Stonefly that:

"Someone can provide an excellent report with lots of information about techniques, equipment, flies, strategies etc without giving up the location."

So enough digression, someone post up a good report so I can vicariously fish while I'm taking care of the honey-do list.

fish on!
Christophe

PS. Thanks to Ian for the fly pattern, will put it to the test tomorrow evening.
 

JayB

Active Member
#71
Fished the Duwi tonight - still lots of fish but I think that the test nets go in tomorrow, so depending on what constitutes a test that may or may not last.

I had a much harder time getting fish to strike today - not sure what the deal was but I recall the same sort of thing happening near the end of the 1st week of September during the last run, and found that I was consistently having the best luck with small green flashabou comets for some reason.

I had my best (only) luck with smallish (6-8) cerise flashabou comets that look an awful lot like Ian's fly, fished off of a floater on a longish leader - except mine have a bit of fluff just behind the eyes. Best of luck and if anyone has eyes on the net situation from tomorrow onwards please post an update.

Not sure I'll make it out again but what a glorious night to end the run on if that's the case. I hope everyone had at least one outing where it all came together during this run.
 

JayB

Active Member
#72
I keep some of my posts ambiguous because I think any reports are helpful to keep the hope alive for guys fishing all over the area. I think I've posted plenty of helpful things on here to make up for the times I didn't post the "where," and while I don't care if people know if I'm fishing the Snohomish, filling in info that others left out isn't necessary. And on numerous occasions in the previous weeks, I've had several people PM me asking for tips... And I not only told many good spots, but I took guys out fishing. Besides, boasting on a fishing site is not only accepted, but encouraged.

Today I saw less fish than any other day out. Still managed to go 4 for 5 despite not seeing much of any in the way of rollers or jumpers. Of the 4 of us fishing, besides my fish, 3 others were landed, and one lost. Didn't see any other anglers in the area catch anything.

The fish I picked up today were definitely the ripest I've seen yet.

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Thanks again for sharing that fly - came through for me when nothing else seemed to work on at least a couple of occasions.
 

kelvin

Active Member
#73
I agree! While most are thinking pink, I'm moving on and have been targeting silvers. Already have put over 160# of migratory Ho's aboard and another 100+ lbs of the residents into the deep freezer.
would you take me fishing if I tie you some flies
all I got is some smoked king and smoked sockeye strips in the freezer from last year
 
#74
I agree! While most are thinking pink, I'm moving on and have been targeting silvers. Already have put over 160# of migratory Ho's aboard and another 100+ lbs of the residents into the deep freezer.
You are a machine! How do you do it? I'm with Kelvin...what do you need? Beer? Flies? Free gas for a year? ;) Show me the way oh fish Jedi.