Pink Recon

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by hawaiianflyfisher, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    they are starting to show up in the North and Central sound creel checks, so they are starting to come around...
     
  2. FB

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    The truth is that fish started showing on Sunday south of three tree. Not big numbers but the wife and I found fish where the was no sigh of them a few days before. I caught 1 silver and another close to the boat that looked pinky and a few more good hits. I don't want to be the one who throws the flag down and say game on, but for me it is. We were not fly fishing. My guess is that in a week or so should be good for fly's.
     
  3. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    Pinks are like clockwork.... in two weeks we'll be consistently catching them, in three weeks they'll be in thick, and by the end of September we'll be sick of them :). Patience kids, we'll get there when we get there.
     
  4. Steve Saville

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    Short recons yesterday and this mornin ygielded no sign of fish yet but they will come. I still think Aug 1st is the target date for them to start into the lower Sound areas. Patience and persistence are the key words right now.
     
  5. Cass

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    Caught off Vashon this am, about to hit the bbq!

    Clouser with hot pink rabbit zonker over marabou

    View attachment 43080
     
  6. ibn

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    I just put a new fish finder in my whaler, so I got up at 5am this morning to do a little pink scouting in MA11. I launched at Redondo, and cruised the shoreline up to Fauntleroy, I crossed over to Vashon and went all the way south to Point Dalco. I caught several nice cutthroat, but no signs of pinks. As I headed back to redondo I found a school of fish in Dumas bay that were porpoising. I got in front of them and made several cast but was not able to hookup. I still think we're a week or two away from good numbers.

    Cass - That's a resident coho, you wont find any pinks with a clipped fin. :)
     
  7. Cass

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    Ahh...that would explain the good fight! I think I had pinks on the brain
     
  8. Peter Pancho

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    ever better dude!
     
  9. Cass

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    For sure! Been hunting an adult coho on the fly for some time now, wasn't even in my head that I might finally run in to one :D
     
  10. willieboat

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    No adipose fin in view?

    Don
     
  11. rotato

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    perch fishing used to be sweet in dumbass bay
     
  12. JayB

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    Did my own recon at DP tonight and can basically add my voice to the chorus of "not yet's." I was on the water in my pram for about four hours and didn't see a single sign of pinks in the area, so you can rest easy if you are worried about missing out on the front end of the run in the next couple of days IMO.

    Did catch a nice little resident coho while I was out there, which was a nice surprise....
     
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    Hit Brown's Point at lunch. A few gear guys already out. Didn't see anything... and talked to a couple of kayakers who had just come down from Dash Point. They saw one small fish jump but other than that nothing. Nice day, though. Can't complain about that.
     
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    Ibn

    What time are they opening up the launch and parking lot at Redondo?

    Thinking about going out and rowing for Kings.

    Dave