fishing for Pinks a waste of time?

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  1. Peter Pancho

    Peter Pancho Active Member

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    Everytime I think I'm going to fish for pinks my conscience tells me "its a waste of time" and "just con't to hunt for silvers and SRC" .

    Am I the only one that has this problem?

    Wonder if my mind would change if I had a motor for my boat eh? :rolleyes:
     
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    I never consider being out fishing a waste of time. Beats being stuck in an office without windows or at home doing chores. Well, the run is tapering off in the salt, and I guarantee you, you'll be thinking and wishing you had a few more days on them in 6 months from now. I don't consider fishing a problem...just a solution to the problem.
     
  3. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Waste of time? Hmmmmmm. Had a good day on the water Saturday with a friend, in a drift boat, with a couple of beers. We each brought about (15) to the net and lost more. Let's see, I was fishin, it wasn't rainin, spending time with someone I enjoy and giving tips to others fishing around us. Of course, I coulda been home cleaning gutters, cleaning up the yard, working on some minor house repars.

    Waste of time? Never is such a thing when I be fishin.

    MB
     
  4. Peter Pancho

    Peter Pancho Active Member

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    Sorry, I might have worded it wrong. The point I was making was fishing for Pinks vs fishing for Silvers/SRC.
     
  5. yellowlab

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    They might be a good 'bycatch' if you're having a slower day for SRC and Coho. Personally, I like the action that the Pinks provided. The SRC will be around, and the Coho are just getting started, so why not maximize the run timing and get it while they're here?
     
  6. rotato

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    i fished in the stormy weather yesterday
    pissing rain
    went 0 for 2
    broke my last working rod
    learned how to cast a 7 foot shattered 7 weight
    ii was great
     
  7. P.Dieter

    P.Dieter Just Another Bubba

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    Fishing snobbery is about as oxymoronic as it gets, IMHO. I love the pinks, I've fished almost everyday for a month and never left my greater neighborhood. I have lots of smoked salmon in the freezer to pull out for any reason and give away in Dec. I've pushed my perceptions of fishing crowds and fishing environs and shared many hours with friends sharing what I've learned over the past few years.

    The lack of respect these fish get only solidifies them to me as a kindred spirit.
     
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    Hooked 8 pinkls and landed 2 this morning (no comments please). Oh yea I also landed an 8lb silver.
     
  9. atdwash

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    What is it specifically about the pinks that some are opposed to? I have heard a little talk on the subject but never any specifics as to why that species is inherently inferior as a target sport-fish in the salt.
     
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    No kidding. Don't get the contempt for the pinks at all.
     
  11. pastorjasonharwood

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    Grilled a few pinks this past weekend and they were just as good as the silvers and about as good as any other salmon I have grilled up.

    I can tell ya this much. I will be after the Pinks more and more.
     
  12. Peter Pancho

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    Dude, I'm well away from snobbery. I'm also a gear bait casting fanatic! :beathead:

    Oh, and what do you mean by kindred spirit? :hmmm:
     
  13. P.Dieter

    P.Dieter Just Another Bubba

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    well if not snobbery (offered way on the benign side of definitions) what is it that makes one species a waste of time? I guess I didn't understand your post. Also a the previous 3 posters got the same drift from it.

    Kindred spirit as in "neither of us get much respect".
     
  14. JayB

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    Have to think that this rain will get quite a few of the stragglers in the salt moving up river. Last I checked the Sky pentupled in volume overnight to something like 5,000 cfs and rising, and I suspect most other west-side rivers got a comparable bump in flows...
     
  15. atdwash

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    It was just such a good question that I wanted to post it again.

    Anyone?