Hitting pinks in the strait

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  1. kamishak steve

    kamishak steve Active Member

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    My buddy has a boat in port angeles and we're thinking of hitting the salt for pinks next week. Has anyone been out there lately that has fly fished for them?

    We were also considering going out to Neah bay just b/c the bottom fish options are better. If the pink fishing is about the same if both locations, we'll likely head out there. Any thoughts or suggestions?
     
  2. Chris Bellows

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    i wish i could give you a report from PA, but I just dropped my boat off to be sold.

    i've heard some gear reports of pinks off PA, but i've also got a reliable report of tons of pinks at neah bay. numbers are gonna be better at neah bay until at least the last week of july and then PA is a great, closer option with fish not too far off the hook (200-400' and deeper).

    neah bay not only has the bottom fishing option but the silver fishing is magnitudes better.
     
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    Pinks are in MA5 and 6. Thicker in 5. Had a friend in 5 who couldn't get a limit of kings for the pinks.
     
  4. John Weston

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    anybody know where the pinks are now. are they getting any closer to the sound or are most of em still at PA? thanks

    Outlaw
     
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    They should be turning the corner soon into the sound, if not already.
    Rather strange, but I've already seen a few every night on Aurora Ave No. on my drive home.
     
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    If I remember correct, the Fraser is predicted to have more returning fish than all PS rivers combined. I suspect these north bound fish will make for a mess of Pinks in the Straits.
     
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    that's a great site. I just put it in my favs. thanks for posting that.
    Outlaw
     
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    I hit Sekiu Thursday with my gear fishing buddy and my son. We ended up with our limits of kings and silvers and we each kept a pink. Didn't fish all day. Released a ton of native silvers and kings, and not as many pinks as I expected, but plenty of them too. Some to pretty decent size. I'm smoking my first batch up now.
     
  10. Chris Bellows

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    Didn't touch a pink at Neah yesterday... Luckily there were plenty of silvers