Earliest Pinks

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  1. John Weston

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    ? for ya all. I always smoke my pinks an eat em fresh but I have never froze them. how long will they kept that way? thanks for any info.

    Outlaw
     
  2. Evan Burck

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    There's an early push that goes up the Sultan river. I saw jumpers in the lower Sky around this time in 2011.
     
  3. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    The even year Sky run is a month earlier than the odd year run.
     
  4. Smalma

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    The Edmonds jumpers may have been sockeye headed for Lake Washington; the next couple weeks are peak time for them.

    Cycle after cycle here on the inside of Puget Sound (MA 9 on in) other than the early fish returning to the Nooksack and Hood Canal hatchery you typically can count on "fishable" numbers of pinks about the first of August plus or minus a few days though never surprised to see one pop up after the 4th of July. In other words you have less than a month to tie up your supply of pink flies.

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  5. ten80

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    I think Smalma is right, I have heard reports that schools of sockeye are swimming past the Edmonds pier. I also heard a rumor that someone was fly fishing off the pier for them!
     
  6. PT

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    They looked more like a small king than a steelhead.... i.e. pinks rather than sockeye but sockeye certainly makes the most sense. One was close enough to get a good look at as it almost landed in my dogs teeth.

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  7. Birdsnest

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    I read somewhere that there was (is?) a small population of resident pinks at Toliva shoal in the south sound.
     

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