Record Pink Run?

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by GreyFox, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Not everyone.......
     
  2. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Pinks are two year fish, this year should be a banner year

    Forgot to add two different runs on different years, sorry
     
  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    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.
     
  4. Brian Bayeur Sr.

    Brian Bayeur Sr. Member

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    29 july should be magic # , i read that in all my reading tonight, hope it;s rite? (psff yahoo group)
     
  5. CLO

    CLO They baitin'

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    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.
     
  6. Chester Allen

    Chester Allen Fishing addict and scribbler

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    Your contribution to this thread is simple, elegant and very, very funny.
     
  7. Fishful Thinking

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    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.
     
  8. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    Good as any. Someone's gotta be 1st.

    This is what they look like.:)
     
  9. Steve Saville

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    Nice fish! Where? Certainly not here.
     
  10. Fishful Thinking

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    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.
     
  11. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    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.
     
  12. Fishful Thinking

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    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.

    Rich
     
  13. KerryS

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    Heres one from Arlington. Wonder if it was flossed?

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  14. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    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.
     
  15. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Then assuming my shoulder heals suffiently to become "functional," I'll catch Coholas in the Columbia . . .
     
  16. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Wonder if it was "forecast" . . . ? Nice fish!
     
  17. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: You are hell funny Ed! :thumb:
     
  18. TC

    TC I live with wind knots

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    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.
     
  19. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    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
     
  20. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    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.