August Pink Reports

Greg Armstrong

OldRodsHaveMoreFun
#31
Spent a couple hours on Saratoga Pass this afternoon, towards the north end next to Camano. Saw a pod (4 - 5 jumpers) about 200' feet out and heading north fast. Nice to just get to see my first pinks of the year! These are most likely Skagit R. fish I suppose, within a few miles of the mouth already.

Guess I'll have to tie two flylines together and work on getting that extra distance out there to reach 'em...!
 
#32
Went to BP hooked up and lost. There were many folks out there fishing as well. Six fish were banked/shored while I was there all were pinks
 
#33
Ft. Flagler this AM from 6am to 9am. High tide was 8:30. The 1st 30 minutes was active with bait fish and big swirls at the surface. No takes...other than 4 or 5 shakers. Nobody else there. After 6:30 am all water within casting distance was stagnant and inactive. smaller fish (8-10 in) were jumping 50+ yds off shore. Bait guys and buzz bombers showed up at 7:30. Nobody hooked up between 7:30 and the time I left around 9am.
Thanks for that report. Saves me some gas money tomorrow morning.
 

Tom Johnston

Been around a while
#34
Fished BP from 6-7 last night. Saw nothing caught while there. Alot of NEWBIE fisherman. Some people dont realize that a back cast on a fly rod can be dangerous! Did talk to one guy on way out who said they were in thick yesterday morning. Had one ignorant buzz bomber casting over me and looking the other way when I stopped and stared at him shaking my head. Hope he does not catch anything this whole season!!!!!
 

Tool Fly

Active Member
#35
Just back from a recon of some local W. Sea beaches not named Lincoln. Ironically, I picked up one of the nicer cutts of the year (at only 10-11" it tells you I have yet to find the big boys) on a small pink comet-style adaption, but no sign of pinks or coho. I did some driving and scouting looking for pods of fish but saw nada. Nothing like being on the water before most people's alarm clocks have even gone off. I'm usually that guy who sleeps right through it when works calls...
 
#36
8/5 Dash Point report

Fished 5:00 to 8:00 AM

Dock was full, about 15 guys wading, 3 or 4 with fly rods.

I only saw 4 fish hooked.

Ugghhh it felt really slow this morning ..... When are we going to see fish in good numbers???
 

Jim Mcallister

AKA stillwater guy
#37
If anybody is interested Iwill be tying flies at cabelas tomorrow am till 11.30 am at their salmon classic Ican teach tubes clousers and buck tails . hope to see some of you guys there.
 
#38
fished a north sound beach this AM - nothing to note - no pinks. couple of tackle guys though chucking artillery - though they didn't land any fish either
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#39
I find it ironic that folks willingly fish DP and BP knowing it will likely be a complete cluster, yet still bitch about the buzz bombers.
Last time I looked, Puget Sound has salmon runs every year. Perhaps fishing the sound year round or on non humpy years will show you what you are truly missing. Pinks are just a small part of the puzzle.
Just a thought.........
 

Go Fish

Language, its a virus
#41
Pinks are just a small part of the puzzle.
Just a thought.........
Yea it's the part that's a mixture of
the Smurf movie, unlanced boils, and greed
all stirred with a spoon of stupidity.

All the things that I enjoy about fishing a
shoreline seem to be eaten up by the crowds
of treble hook nosed mugwumps.

DK
 
#42
I find it ironic that folks willingly fish DP and BP knowing it will likely be a complete cluster, yet still bitch about the buzz bombers.
Last time I looked, Puget Sound has salmon runs every year. Perhaps fishing the sound year round or on non humpy years will show you what you are truly missing. Pinks are just a small part of the puzzle.
Just a thought.........
iagree

Roger
 

skyrise

Active Member
#43
fished a mid/north sound beach this morn.
one buzz fisherman was there when i came down. lots of boats out. didnt see any fish landed. no nets dipping. nothing for me or the buzzer.
did have a close encounter with a Coho, chasing bait right up to within 2 feet of me.
needless to say i was caught off guard. casting like heck for the next 15 minutes which produced--zip.
didnt help that i left my box of salty flies at home. had to use what steelhead flies i had in my vest.
all in all a nice morning, fog, drizzle, clouds. no wind. better than mowing the lawn. :)
 
#44
Fished Picnic Pt. with a couple other fly casters and a few gear guys. Saw some surface activity a little farther offshore but little action close in. Got one bump from probably a smaller SRC but little else.