Update on pinks please?

KerryS

Ignored Member
#16
You are more than welcome on gardner bar just bring your own rock, the rocks that are there are all spoken for!!! TIP OF THE DAY--- use a pink wing bobber & shrimp
Go down river from the launch to Johnson's bar or park behind the ball fields in the park up river from Gardner and walk over the dike to the bar. Park along side the soccer fields on Whitmarsh and fish above the railroad bridge. There is plenty of room if you look. And plenty of slimers.
 

flybill

Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!
#17
Just go and make your own report! I've been out 3 times in the last 9 days.. saw some caught, brought one home a friend caught, watched a young kid I took fishing get his first saltwater fish on a fly (that he tied) and hit a couple of different beaches. They're out there, you just have to get out and do it! Not going to post where, but I've seen a few other board members out there.. should be really good in a week or two!
 
#18
Instead of telling me how to catch pinks, will someone just let me film them catching them so I can sit in my living room and relive the action over and over again? I'm not really wanting to actually get out and do anything, just watch others have all the fun. Could someone help me out with that?


Christ, maybe I'm just tired and grumpy from no sleep this past month, but I've fished almost every single day since July 1st in some form or another, and amazingly enough this has allowed me to learn that are a few pinks around to be caught. I have pinks, coho, and chinook heading into the smoker tonight. Mmmmm.

Get off your butt and go fishing.
 

bennysbuddy

the sultan of swing
#19
As Kerry has stated ther are plenty of places to fish humpies & they are a great fish to get somebody started in the sport of fishing. That said the lower skagit is a boat or plunking show and I would wait until the upper river opens if I was planning to fly fish as there is a crowd at most public bank spots
 

dibling

Active Member
#24
I have still not landed a pink, I hooked up with I dont even know how many fish today and no pinks. I am fairly certain all of my flys are broken.

I'm in the same boat, with only one salmon hookup so far that I lost within three feet of the beach. I think my rod, reel, waders and bucket are broken in addition to my flies :)
 

Kcahill

Active Member
#25
I'm in the same boat, with only one salmon hookup so far that I lost within three feet of the beach. I think my rod, reel, waders and bucket are broken in addition to my flies :)
Yeah I think someone sprayed my gear with pink repellant. I have landed more coho so far then I did all last year and even got a king.....still no pink :eek:
 
#29
Been on the boat in MA10 and MA11 today and yesterday. Lost a few pinks yesterday, and one today. Freaking DEAD in MA11, even in my usual "hot spots." Today might be the first time I've ever been legitimately skunked in the salt when targeting pinks. Saw a few lone jumpers here and there, but man was it dead. I just got my new canner, so I'm ready to fill some jars and try it out. Already have about 20 fish smoked from this season... Need some variety.

We did manage one decent bycatch yesterday, though.
 

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