Pink Recon

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by hawaiianflyfisher, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. SHHH! You sound like my wife LOL. I'll never get out if she sees fellow fishin' people saying that.
  2. If I'm wrong tell me........

    Go fish for Coho, Cutties, Blackmouth.
    Get your pinks out of a can.
  3. GoFish - that's a seriously bizarre attitude for a flyfisherman. "Go buy a can at Trader Joes and save money and time."
    I can't imagine that anyone in WA is actually saving time/money flyfishing for anything!
    Not everyone's planning on eating the pinks - just C&Ring them for enjoyment, kind of like cutties or wild steel. You really only fish for species you're planning on eating? Pinks are big, strong, fun fish to catch. They're wild, and there are enough of them that you don't feel like you're harrassing a dying breed just for fun. If you don't personally care for a particular species of salmon, don't fish for them (and skip the pink threads to save yourself some disdain for your fellow WFF members.) I don't see why you'd want to piss on everyone else's parade.
  4. Thats what everyone thought about the other salmon species several years ago... Pink salmon have a similar fate. Before too long these will be referred to as the good ol days where the humpy salmon were plentiful.
  5. An aristocrat, huh?
  6. every year....
    if you don't want to fish for them don't

    in an effort to not to hop on the bitter train i'll say they are fun to catch and make tasty table fare
  7. Don't feed the trolls..
  8. I gotta agree that they're tasty for sure, and I'm one of the morons that won't fish for it if he is not going to eat it.
    I think it's retarded to fish for something you don't want to eat, and I enjoy fishing more than anyone I know and have been doing it from the age of 4.

    Pinks, I can't wait till they come back strong and I can nab me a couple!

  9. I am of low class ilk then maybe finding pinks to be great. I'll save the regal runs for the elites and have fun playing with (and eating) pinks.

    I'm just starting to try to get back into flyfishing with pinks being the instigator. I have to target a fish I can catch and keep with some frequency or else the Mrs 'speech' will be headed my way and fishing time drastically reduced. Pinks give me that chance.

    Also, pinks get lots of people out so you can meet new people and learn from them too. BTW, Steve thank you for the brief meet and greet at Dash Point this morning and friendly help. You are a great guy to have out there fishing. Nice to see that first pink for you too this season, a nice cookie cutter pink. Not too small, not too big. Just right.:thumb:

    I personally find pinks ot be great table fare if you treat them right and quickly take care of them (bleeding, ice, etc). They also smoke up pretty well even after being frozen. Much much better eating than chum. A fresh bright pink caught the same day and BBQd over alder wood rivals any of the previously frozen store fish (even sockeye IMO). Not a bright fresh-caught coho, chinook, or sockeye but not terribly far off either.

    I'm still waiting for my first, may have to wait for them to get in thicker so I don't come back empty handed next time LOL (I did avert the 'speech' today but did get a 'U can't fish before work if U are working cuz U will be too tired' short sentencing :beathead:).

    If it weren't for pinks, I doubt my wife would have the patience to let me get back out there so I feel a slight sense of gratitude to these non-hatchery big runs.

    That's my penny's worth.:) Good luck to all out there.
  10. So, in your opinion, my loving the thrill ad experience of catching a fish, then releasing it makes me a retard? That is about one of the most dipshitted things I have ever seen on this board.
  11. HEY! WHOA! You all sound like a bunch of buzz bomb chuckers on the beach! Cool it.
  12. Hahahaha, typical and semi Napoleonic...

    Dude, I said that "I think it's retarded to fish for something you don't want to eat" (kind of like hunting, a hook can be as lethal as a bullet, not often, but can be, think on that cupcake)

    I didn't call you out, but I can, although I won't, cause I'm not going to, cause Chad said to knock it off, so I will...

    So There! :thumb: Peace out.
  13. What did you expect? You came on and called the actions of 99.9% of the members on this board "retarded.". That is asking for flak, and I gladly dished said flak out.
  14. iagree
  15. Not if you read it literally Evan, reading it like I wrote it would literally translate to "the actions of one fishing for pleasure only are retarded", not calling the retard that does it a retard, just saying it's retarded. Like parachuting without a parachute, no point if you dont' bring a parachute right?

    I like letting fish go when they're too small or not the species I was hunting for, but I am not going to go out and enjoy the pleasure of fishing simply to do it, it costs a lot of $ to do it and I'm going to reap some of those rewards, that's why I don't fish for Cutthroat or Steelhead or several other species...

    I'm not trying to be different, only real, and I wasn't calling you non keepers out on behalf of releasing. I was simply putting in my two cents worth on a good thread about pinkies :)
  16. A more tactful approach would have been to say "catch and release doesn't suit me."

    And yes, even your literal translation reaks of asshattery.
  17. If I had to pick an ass for a hat could I have this one?

  18. A few pinks brought to the beach at a location north of coho flats and south of the stinky inlet. Tons of boats out in a full on flotilla and I saw two fish landed by one boat and one by another boat. My friend and I caught a few small fish. He focused on the coho parr and I on the bullheads. He managed a 12" resident coho and I another that was a whopping 9". Great day out (Saturday) but nothing impressive to write home about.
  19. You guys need to cool it. If you catch and release, that's very cool. I usully keep to three and then catch and release and maybe keep a fourth but salmon are basically the only fish I keep. I like the taste, the texture, and the availability. If I choose to keep a pink salmon, I hope nobody holds it against me. I caught my first this morning - about 5 lbs. It will be on the BBQ this evening. I hope it will be the first of many this summer but one will do for right now. I also like smoked fish so they are readily available for that too. So let's get on with the fishing and not call names. It's unbecoming and besides that, the name "retard" or the conotation of said word is shameful.

    Nice to meet you this morning, Dustin. I hope to see you again. I'll be there.
  20. All comments aside... I fully intend on filling at least one full catch card.

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