August Pink Reports

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by jwg, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    In continuation of my previous post:

    I've been using 6wt for pinks for the last few runs, and been doing just fine on those. I've been using my fast action 7wt the past few trips, and have really been feeling the limitations on it. The fish this year are bigger, stronger, and way, way hotter than previous runs. I've had many long runs, tail walks, cartwheels, and all sorts of other things happening that aren't typical of your average pink.

    Here's my pinkzilla sitting next to another fish that is above average in size (but dwarfed by the girth of this beast)...
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  2. sean_k

    sean_k Active Member

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    iagree I cuaght one Sunday that was equaly the size of the larger fish in your pic. Today I actually had a hooked fish jump out of the water right into the boat, no need for a net!
     
  3. P.Dieter

    P.Dieter Just Another Bubba

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    I don't know about bigger maybe a tad but they seem to have been getting larger every run for the past 3 or 4 so why not this time too. But the fish I hooked today were unusually athletic fighters for pinks. Fighting them on a kickboat also takes away a lot of leverage but nonetheless they did take to the air a bit more than expected.
     
  4. Benjy

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    I drove to Browns Point a little while ago to see what all the fuss was about. You guys go out and fish these places with fly rods? I saw one guy hooked up with a fish in the 40 minutes I spent strolling around in awe of the pure stupidity of the whole thing. Of the 100 or so people there I probably saw about 15-20 dead fish either on stringers or being hauled up the the car. Is it crowded like that at 5AM? The early morning is about the only time I can make it out to fish. Not my scene. Boat shopping tomorrow!

    None of the fish looked particularly large compared to ones I have seen pictures of on here- all in the 4-6 lb. range.
     
  5. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    Welcome to the beauty of the stinky pinky.

    Where are the Fish and Game people?

    It's like shooting fish in a barrel (catching pinks and
    law breakers).

    50% are using treble hooks, no license, barbed hooks,
    and chubba bubba wives.

    It is more like a novel by Sartre...

    Dave
     
  6. Ron Crawford

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    .... Starting a separate thread on rod weight 'cause I have a question for the collective wisdom of this forum .... but I don't want to highjack this thread which would be cool if it remained a fish report thread. Please look for my new thread and keep the reports coming.
     
  7. James Harrington

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    Got my first pink this morning at PNP.

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    Got there around 6:45 and there were already plenty of folks out, but not so many I couldn't get a decent spot. As far as stupidity goes there was plenty but I also saw both sides of the spectrum.

    My favorite was the guy who hooked up about 10 minutes after he got there. As soon as he was sure the fish was hooked, he stopped reeling and just backed up the beach...then literally ran up the beach...dragging it all the way in and hollering.

    His buddy showed up 15 minutes later and also quickly hooked up. His instructions to his pal were: "I'm tellin' ya man just run backwards!" He almost fell down.

    Conversely, for most of the morning I was next to a gear guy who actually asked if I had enough room for casting. He also was kind enough to snap the photo for me as I landed and released my fish.

    He hooked a really, really nice one shortly thereafter. Played it properly, not too long. Got it close to the beach and was about to land it when the hook slipped free. Obviously he using a barbless hook. I told him I felt his pain, and he responded, "I'll just pretend it was a wild king and I had to let it go."

    Refreshing to hear that from him. He obviously knew the regs, was using proper form, and was a generally really cool guy.

    So you'll get all types.

    I'm on Vashon tomorrow for a band rehearsal. We'll see what I can pull over there.
     
  8. ten80

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    Went 2/3 off an area 8-2 beach tonight on the falling tide. Small school moved through after high tide.
     
  9. JayB

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    Few sparse schools of pinks moving through DPSP after 5:00 - seemed like I might have just missed the tail end of a pretty decent pulse of fish. No fish for me.
     
  10. Steve Saville

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    Was out yesterday in my boat and saw plenty of madness, as usual, but it seemed to me that the fish play better from a boat as they have some deeper water to make runs. They're wiley as well. One rather large one wrapped himself around the anchor rope no less than five times. Too bad we didn't have a camera man as it would have made a great video of the two of us lifting the rope and threading a nine foot rod in and out. As for the fish he met his demise at the hands of a skilled angler and friend. It must have looked really comical from the beach. We had a very good day and I may stay off the beach for a while as the madness seems to get worse every single day. There were police cars and flashing lights in the parking lot at Dash Pt. but I don't know why.
     
  11. 1fishkeeper

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    Well I went out there for for a about a hour and half this morning. I think I seen 7 fish caught from the pier and the beach. The fly guys didnt have any luck.
     
  12. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    I've heard reports of lots of fish still being caught from Neah Bay to Swiftsure, so it looks like we still have a good two/three weeks of pinks.

    As for a report, I went one for two on Sunday evening after sunset on a N. Sound beach, but was the only one that hooked anything. I'll be heading to Whidbey this weekend for a family wedding and hope to make it out for a few minutes. I hope I'll be able to find some fish.
     
  13. Ron Crawford

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    8/10 Dash Point Report

    Fished from 5:00am to 8:00 AM way down beach from the dock

    Lots of gear guys, the usual madness at 6:00AM. (if you have been there at 6:00 ... you know what I mean)

    Sloooooooooowwwwwwww fishing this morning

    Yesterday I saw well over 30 hook ups from 10 rods near me in the 3 hours I fished. Today I saw only 7 hook ups from 10 rods in the same 3 hour period. Maybe it will pick up later.

    I had one SDR, so not a total shut out.
     
  14. jfogliani

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    Fished a north sound beach this morning, PNP, on the incoming tide - I was on the only one there and no one missed out on anything. Absolutely dead. I didn't even see any fish moving in the area. There were about a dozen boats in the water out pretty far. Is anyone else fishing the north sound beaches with any luck?
     
  15. PT

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    Why fish for pinks when there's still Kings swimming thru?

























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