Record Pink Run?

I see STS magazine is not only predicting "1 million Chums for Hood Canal alone.." but a "5.1 million Pink return for Puget sound this year. Just like going back to the 60s!"



For a record year I've yet to see a single pink in Puget Sound or in the straits. They need to hurry up and live up to their expectations!
Stonefish, with those numbers it would seem it might be a while before they start showing up. A lot of "0's" in the Pink column! I have never seen an 'estimate' of the fish returns that was very accurate. I always say "I'll believe it when I see it" when it comes to fish runs. But I do hope they are right!

Kim Hampton

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Though a different run of fish I heard today that the Prince William Sound fishery has been very slow this year. Might be one of those "Don't count your hatches before they chicken" type of thing (did I say that wrong?).
We'll have to wait and see how this year's silver run as well, it was expected to be a gangbusters year, but I haven't heard or personally seen anything supporting that yet from the North Coast.


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the coastal catches of coho are the fish headed for the columbia, has not much to do with puget sound fisheries. reports from VI would suggest still not too many pinks around. also reports coming from fresh water bay are about the same. nonetheless, i am going to start looking next week, what the heck someone has to find'um.