Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by GreyFox, Jul 21, 2009.
Pinks are two year fish, this year should be a banner year
Forgot to add two different runs on different years, sorry
TC, maybe you are a killjoy? Maybe you are Nostrafreakingdamus? Maybe you are just trying to cut down on the fishing pressure so you and your boys have them all to yourself.
Time will tell.
29 july should be magic # , i read that in all my reading tonight, hope it;s rite? (psff yahoo group)
I agree, the chum/silver run in 3-4 year will be hurting. On the Nooksack especially. The Post Xmas snow storm flood put 10's of feet of gravel over 80% or the redds on the Sack.
Your contribution to this thread is simple, elegant and very, very funny.
What're the chances I'll run into any early pinks fishing beaches on Whidbey this weekend? Anyone getting any love? I'll be there Sat and Sun, and if I can break away from the family for an hour or two I'm gonna give it a try.
Good as any. Someone's gotta be 1st.
This is what they look like.
Nice fish! Where? Certainly not here.
Thanks David. Sky should be full of humped out fish eventually. No, I'm just hoping to hook up off a Whidbey beach this weekend. Just a little casual fishing, nothing hard core. I'll probably just pick a point on whichever side is leeward that morning and have at it for a couple of hours until the girls are ready to go tourist things. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, any general insight would be appreciated. Just no more hump photos, thanks.
Found the Ak pic on some web site while day dreaming at work. Got my juices flowing so thought I'd share. Or troll for a riser.
Good luck FT.
I actually have plenty of pics of local humps - we got sick of them after just a few last time they were running up past Monroe. Earlier in the run we got into some really bright fish, and they tasted just fine, thank you.
Heres one from Arlington. Wonder if it was flossed?
The return of Humpzilla.
I personally think the pink run in the north sound will be good this year. There were waves of spawners in the Skagit, Stilly, and Sky in 2007 and their redds were everywhere. I'm sure a few WFF members will land a pink off the beach in the next few days.
Then assuming my shoulder heals suffiently to become "functional," I'll catch Coholas in the Columbia . . .
Wonder if it was "forecast" . . . ? Nice fish!
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: You are hell funny Ed! :thumb:
Maybe you weren't here two years ago, when half of western washington was flooded out, Maybe you were and just don't remember. And as it was pointed out that Pinks are a two year fish, then, well, I guess the timing is right for a bummer year.
Don't get me wrong, I want a record run as much as anybody. but when I was talking with a couple of F&G guys, and asked about the floods etc....they agreed with the synopsis and questions I had about this anticipated "record run" Good luck to us all and hopin' for the best.
Take er easy eeoyre, I'm not sayin' it'll be a record run but it is only the 3rd week of july!
Test fishin' in the straits is gettin better, they'll be here soon enough
its possible to forecast pinks? You know how they do it? they do trawl surveys somewhere in the north pacific and take samples of some kind (probably auxilary process) and look at previous adult returns. (someone correct me if I'm wrong)
Forecasts with multiple year classes are hard enough to model, but are fairly accurate, but with pinks you can't use sibling forecasting because they all are the same age. Basically forecasts for humpies are a crapshoot, unless of course there is a lot of hatchery production down there for humpies in which case they might be able to make an accurate forecast. I can't imagine anyone else is counting humpy fry, that would be a royal pain in the butt.